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New Rice policy aims to reduce risk of patient misidentification, identity theft

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WILLMAR -- While the patient was in Rice Memorial Hospital's emergency room, nurses happened to overhear family members discussing what name to use.

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It was an immediate tip-off: Here was a patient who might be using a fake ID.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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