HealthCare

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

“The need to reliably identify infants, particularly in countries where government-issued ID is lacking, could have profound implications in pediatric care.” “We think we’ve solved the problem of infant identification for both developed and developing countries,” a UC San Diego researcher has announced. As UC San Diego News Center reports, UC San Diego School of Medicine…

Nuance Reports Strong Int’l Demand for Dragon Medical Tech

Nuance Reports Strong Int’l Demand for Dragon Medical Tech

Nuance says it’s seeing growing international demand for its clinical dictation technology, and that it’s expanding accordingly. In a statement, the company elaborated on these efforts by focusing on its initiatives in the UK and Canada. In Britain, Nuance has begun to roll out its Dragon Medical One platform, which it has connected with the…

Multi-Year Field Study Documents Benefits of Clinical Speech Recognition

Multi-Year Field Study Documents Benefits of Clinical Speech Recognition

A multi-year study on the benefits of clinical speech recognition software in hospital environment has produced some compelling results. The technology assessed was Nuance Communications’ Dragon Medical platform, which is designed to let healthcare practitioners record patient stories via dictation. Nuance provided the technology about three years ago to Health Quest, a nonprofit hospital network…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

New AI System Can Spot Eye Disease Better Than Doctors

New AI System Can Spot Eye Disease Better Than Doctors

AI-driven computer vision could help to save organic human vision, with a new automated system able to identify over 50 eye diseases more accurately than doctors. It’s the product of a collaboration between AI specialist DeepMind, the UK’s Moorfields eye hospital NHS foundation, and the University of College London. The system is designed to read…

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…

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

“…like SmartMetric’s payment card solution, the product features an embedded fingerprint scanner, which will authorize only the cardholder to access the card’s data.” SmartMetric has found another application of its biometric smart card technology, announcing a card designed to hold the user’s medical information, and to be accessed only with their fingerprint. The solution is…

New Partnership to Explore Voice Biometrics-Based Medical Diagnosis

New Partnership to Explore Voice Biometrics-Based Medical Diagnosis

A Singapore-based provider of a digital healthcare platform is looking into the potential of speech recognition and voice biometrics to improve healthcare services. Called Doctor Smart, the company has teamed up with a language technology specialist called LangNet in what it calls a “first step” toward its voice-based research. Part of the aim is to alleviate…

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

Japanese Imaging Solutions Company Takes a Stake in Nymi

Japanese Imaging Solutions Company Takes a Stake in Nymi

“Nymi’s biometric wristband device, the Nymi Band, can continuously authenticate a wearer via cardiac biometrics, allowing workers in pharmaceuticals and other highly regulated industries to access work computers or sign off on clinical trials without interruption.” Nymi has announced a new strategic partner in Konica Minolta. Based in Japan, the company specializes in the manufacture…

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…

PRASM Announces New MOUs With Healthcare Organizations

PRASM Announces New MOUs With Healthcare Organizations

UPDATE: June 3, 2018, PRASM announced via Twitter it has closed its public sale. Ahead of a pending Initial Coin Offering, Korea-based PRASM has announced new Memoranda of Understanding with multiple organizations in the healthcare sector. The company’s aim is to establish a blockchain-based bioinformatics network in which users upload their biological data in exchange…

Olea to Showcase Biometric Wearables at Sensors Expo

Olea to Showcase Biometric Wearables at Sensors Expo

The 2018 Sensors Expo and Conference is about a month away, and Olea Sensor Networks is gearing up with plans to demo its latest biometric sensor offerings. One of them is OSN Quadcorder, a wearable device announced toward the end of last year that is capable of monitoring cardiac and respiration signals without physical contact…

Automated Medicine Dispenser Gets Facial Recognition Via Ver-ID

Automated Medicine Dispenser Gets Facial Recognition Via Ver-ID

“Now, with the integration of Ver-ID, the system will be able to accurately identify users, helping to ensure that medication doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.” An innovative medicine dispenser system is going to use Applied Recognition’s Ver-ID facial recognition technology to ensure that doses are issued to their intended recipients. Developed by Toronto-based AceAge,…

Kansas Elderly and Disability Care Workers Now Subject to Biometric Background Checks

Kansas Elderly and Disability Care Workers Now Subject to Biometric Background Checks

Individuals seeking to work in home care or healthcare services for the elderly and individuals with disabilities in Kansas will now need to submit to biometric background checks. The development comes by way of new legislation pertaining to the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ (KDADS) Health Occupations Credentialing program. KDADS is now authorized…

Vecna Integrates Palm Vein Biometrics Into Patient Platform

Vecna Integrates Palm Vein Biometrics Into Patient Platform

Vecna, a provider of patient self-service solutions for the healthcare industry, has integrated Imprivata’s PatientSecure biometric patient identification solution into its platform API. The solution is based on palm vein biometrics, and is designed to establish a completely accurate and reliable link between a given patient and their medical records, helping to improve administrative efficiency…

PalmSecure Gets EPCS Certification from iBeta

PalmSecure Gets EPCS Certification from iBeta

Fujitsu’s flagship biometric solution has attained EPCS certification from an accredited testing lab, the company has announced. The certification offers further validation to the PalmSecure palm vein scanning system’s utility in e-prescriptions. The Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances regulation is essentially concerned with enabling and regulating the ability of medical practitioners to issue electronic prescriptions…

Lightspeed Announces Multimodal Authentication Solution For Healthcare Industry

Lightspeed Announces Multimodal Authentication Solution For Healthcare Industry

Lightspeed Technology has announced a new multimodal authentication solution aimed at the healthcare industry. The solution implements facial and iris recognition through a single camera, and is designed to be clipped onto a monitor or plugged into a USB port. It can produce face and dual iris images within five seconds, and from a distance…

17% of Healthcare CIOs Acknowledge Harm for Patient Misidentification: Imprivata

17% of Healthcare CIOs Acknowledge Harm for Patient Misidentification: Imprivata

A new survey of Chief Information Officers in the healthcare sector points to the need for reliable patient matching systems, Imprivata says. The company organized the survey in cooperation with healthsystemCIO.com, with the two polling CIOs from 55 healthcare organizations. In a statement announcing select survey findings, Imprivata asserts that “17 percent of survey respondents…

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