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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…

Accenture to Advise Gov’t on Patient-Generated Health Data

Accenture to Advise Gov’t on Patient-Generated Health Data

The US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has awarded Accenture a two-year consulting contract. The agreement will see Accenture produce a set of best practices regarding the use of patient-generated health data (PGHD) in healthcare. That data could include treatment history, symptoms, lifestyle, and biometric data – information that Accenture has…

Multiple Clients to Highlight BIO-key Tech at HIMSS 2016

Multiple Clients to Highlight BIO-key Tech at HIMSS 2016

Ten of BIO-key‘s clients are going to showcase its biometric authentication solutions at this year’s HIMSS conference, the company has announced. It’s a significant opportunity for promotion of the technology. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is a non-profit organization concerned with improving healthcare through innovative IT solutions, and its yearly conference provides companies like…

Imprivata to Showcase Tech at HIMSS16

Imprivata to Showcase Tech at HIMSS16

Imprivata plans to showcase its healthcare solutions at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition. Organized by the not-for-profit Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the conference aims to highlight IT solutions for the healthcare market. As such, it offers the perfect opportunity for Imprivata to show off its technological solutions. The company hasn’t yet specified all…

Prominent US Health Services Firm Aetna Joins FIDO Alliance

Prominent US Health Services Firm Aetna Joins FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance Board of Directors welcomes its first healthcare services provider in Aetna, a prominent American firm offering health insurance and related services. The appointment should offer valuable insight to FIDO with respect to the healthcare industry, an area in which increasing digitization is proliferating security vulnerabilities. In a statement announcing Aetna’s appointment to the Board,…

Imprivata Extends Confirm ID Platform Beyond EPCS

Imprivata Extends Confirm ID Platform Beyond EPCS

Healthcare IT security specialist Imprivata has announced an upgrade to Imprivata Confirm ID. The company has integrated the Capsule SmartLinx Neuron 2 mobile clinical computer into its flagship platform. SmartLinx Neuron 2 is basically a small computer designed to manage connectivity with various medical devices in order to facilitate integration of vital signs with the…

News Roundup: Getting Ready for MWC 2016

News Roundup: Getting Ready for MWC 2016

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared for Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which at the time of this publishing is just getting underway. Healthcare Month continued with a look at how biometrics are enabling remote care and the industry news was filled with fingerprints, facial recognition and industry cooperation. Here is a look back on…

Healthcare Month 2016: Biometric Healthcare in the Home

Healthcare Month 2016: Biometric Healthcare in the Home

More Than Your Prints Biometrics isn’t just about authentication, and that is especially true when it comes to healthcare. While, as we saw last week, biometrics based security can go a long way in improving operations and trust in clinics, physician offices and pharmacies, there are other applications that reach beyond proving your identity that…

Healthcare Month 2016: Biometrics in the Clinic

Healthcare Month 2016: Biometrics in the Clinic

Healthcare is a vast market when it comes to biometric applications. As we explored in last week’s Healthcare Month 2016 primer, strong authentication and vital sign measuring technology have the potential to revolutionize the way doctors and patients interact. For many people, the face of healthcare is found at the clinic and the pharmacy. Outpatients—people…

News Roundup: Post-Password Champions

News Roundup: Post-Password Champions

Last week at FindBiometrics marked the start of Healthcare Month 2016 while financial biometrics, physical access control and post-password championing made up the bulk of our industry news. Here’s a look back on the top identity management stories from the week that was: Healthcare Month 2016 Last week we kicked off Healthcare Month 2016 with a…

Healthcare Month 2016: The Primer

Healthcare Month 2016: The Primer

Throughout February FindBiometrics will be placing a featured focus on the healthcare market. To get things started, we’re kicking things off with a primer on the topic. Healthcare is a dynamic area for biometrics, offering areas of potential deployment in everything from administrative and HR operations, to enabling home care thanks to wearable tech that…

New Investment Propels Mobile System Offering Drug Test Via Fingerprint Scan

New Investment Propels Mobile System Offering Drug Test Via Fingerprint Scan

Intelligent Fingerprinting has raised another £2.5 million in investment funding for its flagship technology, the Cambridge-based company has announced. It’s working on what it calls “the world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug screening device”. The system scans the sweat left on a fingerprint-scanning screen, and within 10 minutes can detect the presence of multiple drugs, Intelligent Fingerprinting…

Rx Safes Builds Sales and Marketing Team

Rx Safes Builds Sales and Marketing Team

Biometric storage specialist Rx Safes has added two new members to its executive team. William V. Koch joins the company as its new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, having come to the company from a strong background in this area, with previous stints at Pitney Bowes and The Tweddle Group. Meanwhile, Faruk Okcetin is the…

Indian State Brings Biometric Attendance Tracking to Hospitals

Indian State Brings Biometric Attendance Tracking to Hospitals

The government of India’s Haryana state is preparing to introduce biometric attendance tracking systems at its district hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Explaining the move to the press, Health Minister Anil Vij asserted that it was intended “to ensure presence of doctors and paramedical staff.” The development reportedly results from recent media reports of a pregnant…

Rx Safes Enters First Licensing Agreement

Rx Safes Enters First Licensing Agreement

Rx Safes has entered into a licensing deal, the company has announced. Its technology will be marketed and sold through Talon Brands. It’s Rx Safes’ first licensing agreement. Aimed at the healthcare sector, particularly with respect to prescription drugs, the company’s storage products use biometric locks for extra security. Now, those products will be introduced…

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