Imprivata and Verato to Offer Powerful New Biometric Patient ID Solution

“We’re delivering an unprecedented combination of accuracy and consistency in patient matching, which is critical for clinicians to treat patients safely based on their complete medical histories.” – Dr. Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer, Imprivata

Imprivata and Verato to Offer Powerful New Biometric Patient ID Solution

Two of the most compelling patient-focused tech platforms are joining forces to improve healthcare: Imprivata and Verato have announced a new partnership combining two highly sophisticated solutions.

One of them is Imprivata PatientSecure, which is designed to link patients’ palm vein biometrics to their medical records. The pioneering solution has been leading the charge toward biometric patient identification in healthcare in recent years, with Vecna integrating it into its patient self-service solution last spring, and the CoxHealth network embracing PatientSecure in late summer; in announcing the latter development, CoxHealth IT director Jack Cole proclaimed that PatientSecure “will save lives.”

Verato, meanwhile, is known for its Verato Universal MPI platform, which revolves around a cloud-based Master Patient Index that eliminates duplicate records and consolidates patient data into a coherent and easy-to-access format. Combining this platform with the biometric identification capabilities of PatientSecure will deliver a highly reliable system for patient identification and records matching.

“Together, we’re solving an interoperability challenge that’s vexed healthcare organizations for decades,” explained Imprivata Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sean Kelly in a statement announcing the partnership. “We’re delivering an unprecedented combination of accuracy and consistency in patient matching, which is critical for clinicians to treat patients safely based on their complete medical histories.”

Not only will the solution help to improve patient care and outcomes, but it could also offer healthcare organizations substantial cost savings by eliminating administrative errors and unnecessary paperwork; and it will help them to comply with forthcoming regulations such as the those of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. It’s a win-win for those providing care and those receiving it.

April 2, 2019 – by Alex Perala