biometric patient identification

OrangeHook-Kologik Merger to See Biometric Patient ID Focus

OrangeHook-Kologik Merger to See Biometric Patient ID Focus

Healthcare-focused identification and authentication specialist OrangeHook has entered into a non-binding merger agreement with public safety applications provider Kologik, with biometric patient identification to be a key focal point going forward. The companies have not disclosed the terms of the agreement, but have signed a Letter of Intent and appear enthusiastic about potential synergies of…

Standardized Data Practices and Biometrics Can Solve Health Records Challenges

Standardized Data Practices and Biometrics Can Solve Health Records Challenges

‘The goal is to improve interoperability so doctors will have safe access to any patient’s medical records – even if those records are stored in another clinic…’ NextGate has weighed in on the subject of patient matching in two separate letters sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of…

Imprivata and Verato to Offer Powerful New Biometric Patient ID Solution

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 Two of the most compelling patient-focused tech platforms are joining forces to improve healthcare: Imprivata and Verato have announced a…

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

The healthcare sector represents a byzantine industry with a complex set of technological needs. Accordingly, it’s an area in which biometric technology offers some compelling applications, and is starting to make some serious inroads. It’s no wonder, then, that such technologies showed a stronger presence than ever at this year’s healthcare IT-focused HIMSS conference in…

Healthcare Biometrics Month: Empowering Patient ID

Healthcare Biometrics Month: Empowering Patient ID

Biometric identification and authentication technologies offer a wide range of potential uses, and thanks to their reliability and ease of use in verifying identity, they have been notably embraced by the financial services sector and government authorities. But there’s another vertical market where such biometric technologies can prove particularly impactful: Healthcare. High Stakes A key…

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Biometric technology offers a wide range of applications, and has helped to fuel huge technological innovations in areas like mobile devices and financial services. Now, it’s starting to make a big impact in the world of healthcare, with a burgeoning market expected to grow considerably in the coming years. One forecast from last year, for…

Missouri Hospital Network Embraces Biometric Patient Identification

Missouri Hospital Network Embraces Biometric Patient Identification

“This technology will save lives.”- Jack Cole, IT Director, CoxHealth Missouri-based CoxHealth has become the latest healthcare provider to embrace Imprivata’s biometric patient identification system. Comprising a network of six hospitals, CoxHealth is a locally-owned, not-for-profit healthcare provider employing a staff of 11,000. It’s a significant operation, and therefore one that stands to reap some…