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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…

Data a Central Concern in New HIMSS Predictions for 2019

Data a Central Concern in New HIMSS Predictions for 2019

HIMSS has launched a new annual predictions report, with the inaugural publication entitled, “2019 Healthcare Trends Forecast: The Beginning of a Consumer-Driven Reformation”. The white paper includes insights from leaders across HIMSS and its partner organizations Health 2.0, Healthbox, and PCHAlliance. In a statement announcing the new publication, HIMMS offered a few highlights from its…

IrisGuard Enters Healthcare Market with Blockchain Platform Partnership

IrisGuard Enters Healthcare Market with Blockchain Platform Partnership

“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…

ImageWare to Showcase Pillphone, GoVerifyID at AHIP 2018

ImageWare to Showcase Pillphone, GoVerifyID at AHIP 2018

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2018 is slated for next week, and ImageWare is going to take the opportunity to showcase its Pillphone and GoVerifyID solutions. The product of a partnership with American Biometric Solutions at the start of last year, Pillphone (stylized “pillphone”) is a mobile app designed to connect healthcare…

Khushi Baby’s Medical Necklace Integrated With MorphoTablet

Khushi Baby’s Medical Necklace Integrated With MorphoTablet

“The nonprofit, Khushi Baby, offers pregnant women and young children an electronic necklace containing the wearer’s digital health record.” A US-based maternal and pediatric care nonprofit has teamed up with OT-Morpho subsidiary Syscom Corporation to integrate the latter’s biometric tablet into its flagship medical necklace solution. The nonprofit, Khushi Baby, offers pregnant women and young…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

February has come to an end and with it we must bring Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017 to a close. For the past four weeks FindBiometrics has turned its focus to biometrics, authentication, and identity technology in the healthcare space, with featured articles, exclusive interviews, and breaking news coverage in this exciting vertical market. Read on…

Are Biometrics The Key to the Health IT Industry?

Are Biometrics The Key to the Health IT Industry?

by Kayla Matthews Did you know your heartbeat — the rhythm and timing in which your heart pumps — is unique to you? There are actually wearables that can measure this and convert your heartbeat into a kind of passcode. Amazing, right? Biometrics, in general, have the capacity to transform nearly every industry, one of…

Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Biometrics in healthcare are on the rise according to the most recent market forecasts. According to Grand View Research, a surge in demand for biometric identity management solutions for healthcare has emerged from an increase in medical identity theft. The increased digitization of healthcare that has resulted from the needs of the Affordable Care Act…

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate will attend the HIMSS17 Annual Conference and Exhibition and plans to highlight its biometric solution for patient identification and EHR management, the company has announced. NextGate introduced facial recognition to its MatchMetrix patient records management system late last summer, and quickly proceeded to integrate it into its XDS Registry & Repository platform. In a…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

February is Healthcare Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, wherein we are placing a featured focus on the role of identity management and strong authentication in hospitals, clinics, home care, and the connected health space. Healthcare has long been an ideal market for biometrics, given its need for technology solutions that prioritize both time-saving convenience and high…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

HIMSS 2015: Imprivata Unveils Two Factor Solution

HIMSS 2015: Imprivata Unveils Two Factor Solution

Healthcare IT security specialist Imprivata has, as the company promised, unveiled new technology at the HIMSS 2015 conference. The company’s new hands-free mobile authentication solution wirelessly detects one-time passwords (OTPs) from users’ mobile devices automatically, allowing for rapid, passive two-factor authentication. In a statement, Imprivata CEO Omar Hussain said that the new system, which will be…