HealthCare

Partnership Brings Biometrics to Patient Matching System

Partnership Brings Biometrics to Patient Matching System

RightPatient’s biometric patient identification technology is being integrated into Verato’s patient matching solution, the companies have announced. Their partnership could help healthcare organizations to eliminate duplicate patient records and profiles. Verato’s platform is designed to verify patient identity in reference to a national database, cutting through disparate enterprise systems to ensure that a given patient’s…

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics our Healthcare Biometrics Month coverage continued as we prepared for this week’s HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. The industry news was filled with big contactless modality news too, while we saw innovations in IoT ID and biometric border control. Here’s a look back on all of last week’s top stories in…

NextGate to Upgrade NHS Scotland Patient ID System

NextGate to Upgrade NHS Scotland Patient ID System

NextGate has won a contract with NHS National Services Scotland to upgrade the national healthcare service’s patient identity management system. The company will upgrade NHS Scotland’s Community Health Index to its MatchMetrix EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index) platform, which will take over the issuance of healthcare ID numbers for Scottish citizens. The platform will support…

Safran Wins Six-Year Contract to Manage French Health Card Production

Safran Wins Six-Year Contract to Manage French Health Card Production

Safran Identity & Security will be the key health card supplier to France for the next six years. The company has announced that it has been selected by GIE SESAM-Vitale to develop and produce the country’s Vitale smart cards for French citizens. In a statement announcing the contract, GIE-SESAM Vitale General Manager Jacques de Varax…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Biometrics in healthcare are on the rise according to the most recent market forecasts. According to Grand View Research, a surge in demand for biometric identity management solutions for healthcare has emerged from an increase in medical identity theft. The increased digitization of healthcare that has resulted from the needs of the Affordable Care Act…

News Roundup: Aadhaar Versus Fraud

News Roundup: Aadhaar Versus Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics Healthcare Biometrics Month continued as we took a look at how strong authentication and identity management can be applied outside of the realm of patient ID. The industry news, meanwhile, was filled with border control, FinTech, and automotive biometrics, while India’s government made moves to address Aadhaar fraud. Here is a look…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

February is Healthcare Month at FindBiometrics. Last week we started our focused coverage with a primer on this month-long topic, and it became clear that the most visible area of application for biometrics in the health space is patient ID and electronic health records. But biometrics do have uses beyond properly managing patients, cutting down…

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought our 14th Annual Year in Review to a close before kicking off Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017. Major news broke as a leading fingerprint sensor company made moves to expand into multimodality, and FinTech, border control, and government applications rounded out the headlines. Here is a look back on last…

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate will attend the HIMSS17 Annual Conference and Exhibition and plans to highlight its biometric solution for patient identification and EHR management, the company has announced. NextGate introduced facial recognition to its MatchMetrix patient records management system late last summer, and quickly proceeded to integrate it into its XDS Registry & Repository platform. In a…

Biometric Pill Dispenser Could Curb Substance Abuse

Biometric Pill Dispenser Could Curb Substance Abuse

MAP Health Management has teamed up with Intent Solutions to bring the latter’s biometric medication dispenser into the former’s substance abuse solutions portfolio. The device is called the TAD (for “Take As Directed“), and is designed to only dispense a given pill after a biometric scan from a registered user, using a built-in fingerprint sensor. It…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

February is Healthcare Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, wherein we are placing a featured focus on the role of identity management and strong authentication in hospitals, clinics, home care, and the connected health space. Healthcare has long been an ideal market for biometrics, given its need for technology solutions that prioritize both time-saving convenience and high…

Imprivata Says Hello to MENA Market

Imprivata Says Hello to MENA Market

Imprivata will be showcasing its biometric solutions at next week’s Arab Health conference in Dubai, an event billing itself as the biggest healthcare event in the MENA region. For Imprivata, it’s an opportunity to introduce itself, with the company being new to the region. In a statement announcing its participation, Imprivata Customer Experience SVP Carina Edwards called…

Voice Biometrics Could Detect Heart Disease and Even PTSD

Voice Biometrics Could Detect Heart Disease and Even PTSD

Researchers are exploring how voice biometrics could offer clues into clinical conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and heart disease, reports MIT Technology Review‘s Emily Mullin. A team at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, led by psychiatry head Charles Marmar, is working on machine learning algorithm software that can detect vocal patterns related…

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

Last week we brought in the new year with exciting biometrics news coverage straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The first major tech conference of the year, renowned for setting the technological tone for the following twelve months, CES dominated the identity news with automotive headlines, fingerprint sensor news, and much more. The…

Healthcare Communications App Uses ImageWare’s Biometric Tech

Healthcare Communications App Uses ImageWare’s Biometric Tech

ImageWare has entered into a new business venture with American Biometric Solutions, Inc. revolving around a new healthcare communications app called pillphone. The mobile app is designed to help connect healthcare professionals with patients, and the companies say it’s the only such solution on the market that is FDA-approved. It also incorporates biometric authentication, presumably…

EHR Mismanagement Prompts Need for Biometric Patient ID: Imprivata

EHR Mismanagement Prompts Need for Biometric Patient ID: Imprivata

New survey data from Imprivata suggests that there is growing demand for biometric patient ID solutions in the healthcare industry. Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Imprivata, the study surveyed 503 “top-level healthcare executives and care providers” in the US, according to a statement summarizing its results. The study identified strong signs of…

CTS Healthcare Services Adopts Biometric Patient Identification

CTS Healthcare Services Adopts Biometric Patient Identification

Patient services kiosk provider CTS Healthcare Services has adopted RightPatient’s biometric patient identification system into its Patient Passport Express platform. That means CTS clients that take advantage of RightPatient will be able to able to link patients’ records to their facial biometrics, which are captured via photo in an initial enrollment in a system called Photo…

Imprivata Showcases Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

Imprivata Showcases Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

Imprivata is showcasing its biometric identification solutions at this week’s Cerner Health Conference. The company’s Confirm ID EPCS platform has been integrated into Cerner Millennium, the healthcare technology company’s IT platform. Confirm ID enables fingerprint-based login for healthcare professionals, helping to ensure that patient data and prescription information is protected; and in a statement announcing…

Adventist Health System Puts Faith in Biometrics

Adventist Health System Puts Faith in Biometrics

One of the biggest religious healthcare systems in the US has embraced Imprivata’s biometric patient identification system. Florida-based Adventist Health System is now using the company’s PatientSecure platform. The system uses palm vein biometrics to accurately link patients to their medical records, allowing for more effective and efficient patient identification and the elimination of duplicate…

News Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and Healthcare

News Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and Healthcare

Last week at FindBiometrics fingerprint biometric upgrades and integrations took the spotlight while FinTech, contactless modalities, and healthcare biometrics rounded out the industry news coverage. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Samsung Samsung Electronics was named among the world’s best brands last week as the clock ticked…

Safran Highlights Biometrics Benefits in Healthcare

Safran Highlights Biometrics Benefits in Healthcare

“By linking patient records to biometric profiles, healthcare providers can cut down on paperwork, and eliminate duplicate records.” Safran Identity & Security is making the pitch for biometric technology in healthcare, and for its MorphoWave reader in particular. In a post on its website, the company asserts that the technology can be particularly useful for patient…

Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Will Continue to Surge: Report

Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Will Continue to Surge: Report

The global healthcare biometrics market will continue to expand dramatically, according to a new forecast from Grand View Research. The firm says the market will reach a value of $11.7 million by the year 2024. In a statement announcing its predictions, Grand View Research credited the growth to a “surge” in demand thanks to “the…

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed  Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America, Inc. The conversation is an in depth examination of Samsung SDS America’s approach to biometrics. It begins with a discussion of the company’s recently launched FIDO Certified biometric authentication solution. It goes on to…

News Roundup: Live From GIS 2016

News Roundup: Live From GIS 2016

Last week at FindBiometrics we were in Tampa for this year’s Global Identity Summit (GIS 2016) while we continued to explore law enforcement biometrics in our featured articles section. The industry news was filled with fingerprint, iris, and face biometrics news, spanning verticals from healthcare to national ID. Here’s a look back on last week’s…

Research Suggests Biometric Identification Could Improve Pediatric Care

Research Suggests Biometric Identification Could Improve Pediatric Care

One of the world’s most renowned biometrics experts is championing the use of fingerprint recognition in pediatric care. In a recent study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Michigan State University professor Anil Jain lead a research team to see if they could accurately identify six-month old babies using fingerprint biometrics. Their results…

NYU Medical Center Offers High-Profile Demonstration of Biometrics in EHR

NYU Medical Center Offers High-Profile Demonstration of Biometrics in EHR

Part of NYU Lutheran medical center’s EHR system upgrade includes palm-vein biometrics courtesy of Imprivata. The Brooklyn-based NYU Lutheran medical center has launched a huge upgrade of its electronic health record system, and biometric technology is playing a significantly role. Its new system is called Epic, and has two primary components. One is an online app…

Lenovo Health Teams With LifeMed to Offer Patient ID Solution

Lenovo Health Teams With LifeMed to Offer Patient ID Solution

Lenovo Health has teamed up with LifeMed Inc. to offer a patient ID solution for the healthcare market. They’re calling it the Authoritative Identity Management Exchange, or AIMe, and it’s meant to address the issues of record duplication, identity theft, and fraud. Essentially, the system is designed to establish a definitive link between a patient…

Dictation Tech Brings Satisfaction to Medical Records Keeping: Survey

Dictation Tech Brings Satisfaction to Medical Records Keeping: Survey

Nuance Communications’ medical records-keeping solution is helping to make a difference, suggests a recent study from a deployment with Nebraska Medicine. The university-affiliated medical center deployed Nuance Dragon Medical One, along with the Nuance PowerMic Mobile smartphone microphone and the Dragon Medical Advisor document analysis system, in an effort to improve physicians’ medical documentation processes.…

NextGate Launches New Patient Data Exchange System

NextGate Launches New Patient Data Exchange System

NextGate has launched a new system designed to facilitate the exchange of clinical patient data between healthcare providers. Called NextGate XDS Registry & Repository, the system is designed to enable such transmissions even between different kinds of systems and data types. It’s designed to link records to the correct patient via NextGate’s Enterprise Master Patient…

Hoyos Labs Rebrands as Veridium, Launches New Authentication Platform

Hoyos Labs Rebrands as Veridium, Launches New Authentication Platform

“Veridium says its solution is based on an open standard allowing for iterative upgrades…” Hoyos Labs has rebranded as Veridium and launched a new biometric authentication platform called VeridiumID. The multimodal platform is aimed at the enterprise market, and enables the authentication of individuals via facial, voice, and fingerprint biometrics. Veridium says its solution is…

Florida Hospital Takes Biometrics by the Hand

Florida Hospital Takes Biometrics by the Hand

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) has decided to embrace biometrics for patient identification, with Imprivata’s PatientSecure platform. Already in use in hundreds of hospitals, PatientSecure links hospital patients to their electronic health records via a biometric profile based on infrared palm vein scanning. It’s a system that not only cuts through administrative paperwork and clutter, but…

Physiotherapy Provider Adopts ievo Biometric Access Control

Physiotherapy Provider Adopts ievo Biometric Access Control

UK-based biometrics solutions provider ievo is celebrating another successful access control deployment. The company’s technology has been adopted by Newcastle-based Connect Health Ltd., a healthcare firm specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. The company recently relocated its headquarters to Quorum Business Park, which has prompted it to take action both to comply with fire regulations requiring accurate…

News Roundup: Civil ID Versus Organ Trafficking

News Roundup: Civil ID Versus Organ Trafficking

Last week at FindBiometrics we reported on the latest iris and fingerprint biometrics news coming out of the mobile sphere while civil ID and healthcare had us talking about the vertical markets. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Iris Recognition Samsung clarified details about the iris scanner…

Aadhaar Could Disrupt Organ Trafficking

Aadhaar Could Disrupt Organ Trafficking

A healthcare scandal in India involving the underground organ market is pushing some officials to consider how the country’s national ID program could be used to prevent such issues. The incident occurred at Hiranandani Hospital in Maharashtra state. A kidney transplant was arranged between two individuals falsely posing as spouses using a forged marriage certificate.…

U of U Health Care to Use Biometric Records Management

U of U Health Care to Use Biometric Records Management

University of Utah Health Care will use Imprivata’s PatientSecure platform to better administrate patient records. The deal will see Imprivata’s biometric technology used across four university hospitals and 11 community clinics, and is expected to be used in processing the records of almost 1.6 million patients annually. PatientSecure uses palm vein biometrics to create a…

Indian Hospitals to Issue Aadhaar Cards Along with Birth Certificates

Indian Hospitals to Issue Aadhaar Cards Along with Birth Certificates

The Indian government is getting ready to start issuing Aadhaar cards for newborns, reports the Deccan Chronicle. Aadhaar is India’s national biometric ID program. Over a billion citizens have been registered for Aadhaar, and the ID system is being used in a growing number of administrative services, not only from the government directly but also in areas…

Speech Recognition Tech Adds Punctuation to Dictated Health Records

Speech Recognition Tech Adds Punctuation to Dictated Health Records

Milwaukee-based InfraWare has won a new patent for its speech recognition technology. The patent is entitled “System And Method For Analyzing Verbal Records of Dictation Using Extracted Verbal Features”. Essentially, the patent covers technology that attempts to identify the grammatical structure of recorded speech, and to insert punctuation in the appropriate places. As InfraWare CEO Nicholas…

Biometric Attendance Tracking to Improve Patient Services at Pakistan Hospital

Biometric Attendance Tracking to Improve Patient Services at Pakistan Hospital

Pakistan’s Safwat Ghayur Shaheed Memorial Children Hospital, at Haji Camp in Peshawar, now has a biometric attendance tracking system for staff. The system was launched yesterday, with a handout from district officials explaining that it’s meant “to provide better health services to the patients.” It’s an example of the rising prominence of biometric technology in…

Considerable Growth Predicted for Global Healthcare Biometrics Market

Considerable Growth Predicted for Global Healthcare Biometrics Market

The global healthcare biometrics market is in for considerable growth over the next few years, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. Looking at the forecast period of 2013 to 2019, TMR predicts a CAGR of 25.9 percent. North America is the biggest region in the global market and will remain so for…

Nanotech-Infused Biometric Patch Offers Medical, Marketing Applications

Nanotech-Infused Biometric Patch Offers Medical, Marketing Applications

Israeli researchers are touting the benefits of a new wearable biometric device that could have a range of applications in areas including medicine and marketing. Developed by a team at Tel Aviv University, the device is referred to as an ‘electronic tattoo’ by the researchers. It isn’t a tattoo, of course: It’s more of a…

Umanick to Market Biometric Solutions at Major Healthcare Conference

Umanick to Market Biometric Solutions at Major Healthcare Conference

“…it’s a major opportunity for Umanick to advertise its solutions, such as CMITech’s EF-45 iris scanner, part of Umanick’s Identity for Health platform.” Healthcare solutions integrator Umanick is preparing to showcase its technology at a major conference—the XII International Congress of Hospitals and Clinics, an event organized by the Colombian Association of Hospitals and Clinics.…

Multi-Health Systems to Integrate BioConnect Platform

Multi-Health Systems to Integrate BioConnect Platform

BioConnect has announced a major new client in the healthcare sector. Multi-Health Systems (MHS) is integrating the company’s eponymous identity platform. The integration will bring BioConnect’s mobile biometric authentication technology to MHS’s IT infrastructure, physical infrastructure (in the form of access control), and its critical applications. All client and employee identities will be consolidated into…

US Home Builders Consultants Orders Rx DrugSAFEs

US Home Builders Consultants Orders Rx DrugSAFEs

Rx Safes has found a potentially important new market pipeline for its storage products featuring biometric security. US Home Builders Consultants has placed an order for 5,000 Rx DrugSAFE units to be delivered over a two-year period starting this September. The idea is to offer the products to new home owners as integrated elements of…

Ugandan Officials to Use Biometric to Track HIV/AIDS Patients

Ugandan Officials to Use Biometric to Track HIV/AIDS Patients

Ugandan officials are launching a project to use biometrics for identity verification of HIV/AIDS patients. Called Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support, or METS, it’s part of a five-year project funded by the Centers for Disease Control, and its aim is to more accurately track HIV/AIDS patients so that healthcare services and resources can be administrated more effectively.…

Imprivata Launches EPCS Platform in UK

Imprivata Launches EPCS Platform in UK

Imprivata has launched its flagship EPCS platform, Confirm ID, in the UK. Announcing its availability in a statement, the company highlighted its security features, including its fingerprint-based login capability. In so doing, Imprivata also pointed to a serious need for such security, citing a recent Information Commissioner’s Office report on the National Health Service that…

MediSmart Biometric Smart Card Solution Expands in East Africa

MediSmart Biometric Smart Card Solution Expands in East Africa

On Track Innovations subsidiary OTI PetroSmart has received a major order of its MediSmart cards from Kenya-based Smart Applications International. The smart cards use fingerprint biometrics to authenticate users’ identities, and are used to enable access to medical services from participating providers, with their NFC capabilities enabling easy and convenient authentication transactions. And given that…

Rx Safes Aims to Capitalize for Nasdaq Push

Rx Safes Aims to Capitalize for Nasdaq Push

Rx Safes is hoping to catch the attention and interest of investors at a conference in New York City next week. The Sidoti Emerging Growth Convention is aimed at raising the profile of companies with market caps under $600 million. Rx Safes CEO Lorraine Yarde will deliver a presentation at the conference early in the…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Month Begins

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Month Begins

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 while the RSA Conference and HIMSS had us talking about enterprise and healthcare in the news. Fingerprint, face, iris and behavioral biometrics each made headlines while FinTech made up the bulk of our coverage. Here’s a look back on the first week of March in…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Mobility and biometrics are quickly on their way to becoming synonymous. As high profile hack attacks continue to showcase the vulnerabilities in current password-based security systems the proliferation of biometric solutions is coming as a breath of relief, especially in a time when mobility is not just available but expected. Not only do biometric security measures…

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