Accurate patient identification has been an ongoing battle in the healthcare industry for years. Every healthcare organization has fallen victim to overlays, duplicate medical records, medical errors, denied claims, etc. due to inaccurate patient identification. Not only do patient identification errors lead to costly financial implications for hospitals, they also threaten patient safety and might even result in a patient death. It’s important for healthcare organizations to understand what patient misidentification leads to, and what they can do to strengthen patient safety and reduce those crippling financial costs.