May 09, 2016 | | Comments 0
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Newest Joint Commission Speak Up campaign targets identity verification

The Joint Commission launched its “Speak Up™: Right ID, Right Care” campaign on May 6, focusing on the importance of dual identifiers in healthcare. The accreditor’s press release contains an animated video, podcast, and infographic that are free for download and reuse.

The campaign is aimed at teaching patients why healthcare providers ask them for two forms of identification every time they come in; such as name, birthday, or phone number. The accreditor says that patients can become confused or worried if they don’t know why they are continuously asked to identify themselves. The campaign hopes to teach patients that the verification process is to prevent patient mix-ups and potentially giving the wrong treatment to the wrong patient.

Click here to visit the “Speak Up™: Right ID, Right Care” page.

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Brian Ward About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation news.

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