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Recently the story of a Texas couple who was given the wrong baby in an El Salvador hospital hit the . Luckily, both sets of parents have since been reunited with their biological babies but as a healthcare technology solutions provider, it does raise a red flag. Although this happened in El Salvador – where the healthcare standards differ from those in the United States, that does not mean it doesn’t happen here and it is more common than one would think. In fact, some experts say that 1 out of every 8 babies are given to the wrong parents at some point during their hospital stay and that in high-capacity hospitals its closer to 1 in 4 but its hard to have the exact statistics because hospitals are not required to report data about baby switching. Although most mix-ups are corrected before the family leaves the hospital – in a world and industry ruled by technology what solutions are there to prevent these mishaps.