The technology has been deployed at about 10 other U.S. hospitals. More than 8,000 patients Langone patients have agreed to use PatientSecure. 'Vein patterns are 100 times more unique than fingerprints,' said Dr. Bernard A. Birnbaum, senior vice president of hospital operations at NYU Langone. 'It not only protects privacy and enhances quality, but will transform the patient experience.' Research shows that patient identification errors are not uncommon, and the failure to correctly identify a patient can result in serious treatment errors."
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