Visual authentication will help reduce errors in written progress notes, medications, and test ordering that can result from opening the wrong patient record.
This innovation will develop an application to actively display a photo of the patient at the center of the CPRS
and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA
) face page and as a menu-bar thumbnail on all subsequent screens. If there is no patient picture residing in the file, a generic male or female image will appear, prompting the administrative personnel or the clinician to have the patient’s picture taken.
1. Develop a functional prototype in the Innovations Sandbox
2. Assess the impact of picture availability by surveying primary care staff and comparing the number of medical errors related to choosing the wrong patient record before and after implementation
NSR Number: 122665, submitted 11/20/2012