“Users’ iris biometrics will be linked to their health information on Patientory’s PTOYNet blockchain, allowing for reliable, secure online access.”
Iris biometrics specialist IrisGuard is entering the healthcare market through a collaboration with Patientory, a San Francisco-based provider of a healthcare-focused blockchain network.
The companies are focusing on patient identification, with IrisGuard’s EyePay Phone technology to be used to verify the identities of end users of Patientory’s software. Users’ iris biometrics will be linked to their health information on Patientory’s PTOYNet blockchain, allowing for reliable, secure online access.
In a statement announcing the collaboration, IrisGuard CEO Imad Malhas explained that the combined solution “proactively enhances patient’s peace of mind knowing that healthcare providers are deploying the most accurate biometric/blockchain identification technology available today in an effort to ensure efficiencies of scale, privacy and trust in the healthcare authentication and authorization processes.”
It’s a timely solution, given the growing popularity of biometric authentication among smartphone users – which is to say, pretty much everyone – and the increasing use of digital medical records among healthcare providers.
Patientory says it plans to begin testing of the combined solution through pharmaceutical clinical trials to be conducted this year.
February 1, 2019 – by Alex Perala