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New Fujitsu Palm Vein Scanning System Offers Mobile Applications

New Fujitsu Palm Vein Scanning System Offers Mobile Applications

Fujitsu has announced that it has developed a new palm vein scanning system that could be applied to tablets. In a statement announcing the technology, Fujitsu called it a “slide-style” scanning system. While it isn’t quite the same as swipe-based fingerprint scanning, the system does break a user’s palm vein pattern into slices, each of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Japanese Bank to Let Customers Use Palm Vein Biometrics Instead of Cards

Japanese Bank to Let Customers Use Palm Vein Biometrics Instead of Cards

Japan’s Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is getting ready to offer palm vein authentication to all of its customers across Osaka, Tokai, and Tokyo, reports The Asahi Shimbun. The bank first introduced the scanners at select ATMs back in 2012, largely in response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Many customers lost their usual identification documents…

Fujitsu Updates Aim to Expand Applications of Palm Vein Scanners

Fujitsu Updates Aim to Expand Applications of Palm Vein Scanners

Fujitsu is expanding the range of applications for its palm vein scanners with two new devices: The FUJITSU Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-F Pro, and the FUJITSU Biometric Authentication Palm Vein Authentication Board. The former device is an upgraded version of its current embedded PalmSecure sensor technology, offering improved accuracy and enhanced sunlight tolerance. It’s also slimmer and…

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…

Self-Serve Patient Check-In Platforms Get Imprivata Certification

Self-Serve Patient Check-In Platforms Get Imprivata Certification

“With the certification, PatientWorks kiosks will now be able to identify patients via palm vein scan, creating a 1:1 link with patient records.” Imprivata’s biometric patient identification platform has been integrated into the patient self-service offerings of PatientWorks Corporation. The latter’s KioskWorks and CheckinWorks platforms are now Imprivata Ready!-certified, meaning they can support Imprivata PatientSecure for…

Fiserv System Authenticates Bank Customers by Palm Vein Scan

Fiserv System Authenticates Bank Customers by Palm Vein Scan

FinTech specialist Fiserv has launched a new biometric authentication system for banking applications. Called Verifast: Palm Authentication, the system scans palm vein patterns to quickly identify users. It’s based on palm vein biometrics technology developed by Fujitsu, which Fiserv began to integrate into its “DNA” account processing platform last year. Banks that deploy the solution…

Fujitsu Announces Palm Vein Scanning Tablet

Fujitsu Announces Palm Vein Scanning Tablet

Fujitsu has announced its newest authentication device. Called Stylistic Q736, it’s a tablet featuring the company’s PalmSecure palm vein biometric technology. In addition to its vascular biometric reading capabilities, the 13.3″ tablet also features NFC technology allowing it to read smart cards, and uses encrypted drives and Intel’s TPM solution for secure data storage. And…

Fujitsu Truedentity Integration Leverages PalmSecure

Fujitsu Truedentity Integration Leverages PalmSecure

In a new partnership, Fujitsu has integrated OpenLimit’s data protection technology into its flagship biometric identification system. The resulting Fujitsu PalmSecure Truedentity platform leverages both Fujitsu’s palm vein biometrics scanning and OpenLimit’s Truedentity data transmission security. It’s a development aimed at better protecting the biometric identity data collected and transmitted via Fujitsu’s biometric system. Its…

JCB Introduces Palm Vein Payments

JCB Introduces Palm Vein Payments

Japan-based payment card company JCB is testing out a palm vein authentication system for payments. Having already conducted an in-house trial involving hundreds of employees this summer, the company is now preparing a public trial at the JCB World Conference this month. The system has been developed in collaboration with Fujitsu, a company that has…

Imprivata to Showcase Biometric Patient ID

Imprivata to Showcase Biometric Patient ID

Healthcare IT solutions provider Imprivata plans to show off its lineup at this year’s Cerner Health Conference. The conference runs from October 11th to 14th in Kansas City. Among the offerings to be showcased is Imprivata PatientSecure, the company’s recently-launched biometric patient identification platform. PatientSecure uses palm vein biometrics to identify patients and link them…

Imprivata Promotes Biometric Patient Identification Platform

Imprivata Promotes Biometric Patient Identification Platform

The PatientSecure platform has already been deployed in over 350 hospitals and has been used to identify over 22 million patients. The PatientSecure platform has already been deployed in over 350 hospitals and has been used to identify over 22 million patients. Healthcare IT security solutions provider Imprivata is touting a biometric patient identification platform…

PalmSecure to be Integrated by Fiserv

PalmSecure to be Integrated by Fiserv

Fujitsu’s palm vein biometrics technology will soon find its way into a number of banks’ services. The company has announced a new partnership with Fiserv, a technology solutions provider for the financial services sector, that will see the latter integrate the technology into its account processing platform, called “DNA”. That means that Fiserv’s clients –…

2015 Will be Transformational Year for Biometrics: Report

2015 Will be Transformational Year for Biometrics: Report

This is going to be a transformational year for the global biometrics market, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan. According to a report summary, the consultancy predicts “significant growth in both public and commercial applications” of the technology. The report uses 2014 as a base year, and notes that fingerprint scanning was the…

Fujitsu Launches Highly Portable Palm Vein Scanner

Fujitsu Launches Highly Portable Palm Vein Scanner

Fujitsu is launching a portable palm vein scanner, the company has announced. The device will be USB-compatible, allowing for quick and easy authentication in remote settings. It’s an extension of the company’s PalmSecure-SL Sensor line of products and is aimed at enterprises, particularly those employing BYOD practices. It’s notable for its convenience and ease of…

Imprivata Acquires HT Systems For Biometric Patient ID

Imprivata Acquires HT Systems For Biometric Patient ID

Healthcare IT security firm Imprivata has acquired HT Systems, a company specializing in palm vein biometrics. Imprivata paid $19.1 million in the acquisition, and has agreed to pay up to $1.9 million in retention fees for the next two years and up to $5 million if certain sales targets are met. Imprivata says the main…

Biometric Patient ID Improves Efficiency at Hospitals

Biometric Patient ID Improves Efficiency at Hospitals

A major nonprofit healthcare system in the US has seen major improvements to its patient records management since introducing a palm vein scanning identification system, according to an InformationWeek article by Curtis Franklin Jr. Atlantic Health System in New Jersey adopted the system from Patient Secure via software integrator McKesson. The main motivation for adopting…