HealthCare

Elektra Labs Announces $2.9M in Seed Funding, New Atlas Platform

Elektra Labs Announces $2.9M in Seed Funding, New Atlas Platform

Elektra Labs, a healthcare security company, recently announced a $2.9 million seed funding round led by Maverick Ventures, along with the launch of Atlas, a platform for cataloging connected monitoring technologies. Atlas aims to simplify the evaluation of biometric tracking tools — fitness trackers and other medical tech wearables, for example — for clinical use…

Mastercard Uses Biometrics and AI to Fight Healthcare Fraud

Mastercard Uses Biometrics and AI to Fight Healthcare Fraud

Biometrics News – Healthcare Biometrics Mastercard has released a collection of security and anti-fraud products designed specifically for healthcare organizations. The portfolio has been dubbed Mastercard Healthcare Solutions, and includes technology that will cover everything from new customer enrollment to final payment schedules.  To that end, the platform leverages biometrics and behavioral analytics to verify…

FacePhi Leaps into Healthcare Biometrics with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

FacePhi Leaps into Healthcare Biometrics with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

“It is a breakthrough in our business strategy, since we are entering a new sector in which we had no presence before.” – Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi Spain-based biometric authentication specialist FacePhi has made its first big leap beyond the financial services sector, announcing that a new partnership with Swiss Medical Group has brought it…

Nuance Q3 to Arrive on Heels of Important Business Developments

Nuance Q3 to Arrive on Heels of Important Business Developments

Nuance Communications will publish its third quarter results for 2019 on Wednesday, August 7th, the company has announced. The results will be issued after market close, and will come alongside a copy of prepared remarks for shareholders. The results will follow an important corporate development, with Nuance having announced in June that it had established…

LexisNexis Survey Finds Healthcare Providers Overestimate Their Security

LexisNexis Survey Finds Healthcare Providers Overestimate Their Security

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has published a new report on The State of Patient Identity Management after polling more than 100 healthcare professionals about their cybersecurity practices. Carried out in collaboration with the Information Security Media Group (ISMG), the survey revealed that many healthcare providers may be overconfident about their organization’s ability to protect their patients’…

Second Sight Looks to Facial Recognition, Eye Tracking to Enhance Experimental Vision-Restoring Solution

Second Sight Looks to Facial Recognition, Eye Tracking to Enhance Experimental Vision-Restoring Solution

“[Orion is] a visual cortical prosthesis, comprised of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses with an affixed camera.” California-based Second Sight is developing potentially groundbreaking medical technology that could help the blind to see again, and is planning to experiment with facial recognition and eye tracking technologies to further enhance its…

Imprivata Adds Chrome Support to Electronic Prescription Platform

Imprivata Adds Chrome Support to Electronic Prescription Platform

Imprivata has announced that its Confirm ID prescription solution is now compatible with the Google Chrome browser. The news will make Confirm ID more accessible for users of MEDITECH EHR software, thereby making it easier to comply with DEA requirements for the electronic prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS). “EPCS has significant benefits for addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, improving…

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…

Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

“…Nuance emphasized that its performance exceeded the expectations of its leadership in terms of margins and earnings per share, and delivered revenues at the high end of its guidance range.” Nuance Communications has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, illustrating a stronger than expected performance in certain areas. Effective October 1st of…

NEC and Nagasaki University Launch Biometric Health Program in Kenya

NEC and Nagasaki University Launch Biometric Health Program in Kenya

NEC Corporation has joined forces with Nagasaki University to promote public health in Kenya. With the university’s Graduate School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health Studies currently being a partner of the Kenya Central Institute of Medicine, NEC has signed on for a new trial program that will study the impact of biometric authentication on…

Aflac Japan and Nok Nok Use Biometric Authentication for Insurance Claims

Aflac Japan and Nok Nok Use Biometric Authentication for Insurance Claims

Cancer patients in Japan should have an easier time getting reimbursed for treatments thanks to a new agreement between Nok Nok Labs, Fujitsu, and Aflac Japan. Specifically, Aflac, which was the first insurance provider in the country to offer cancer insurance, has adopted the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite, which is being deployed by Fuijitsu…

INTERVIEW: Iris ID’s Mohammed Murad on Biometrics, Healthcare and ISC West

INTERVIEW: Iris ID’s Mohammed Murad on Biometrics, Healthcare and ISC West

FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter recently interviewed Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Iris ID. The conversation begins on the topic of recent milestones: the integration of Iris ID’s technology with the GenKey platform, and its certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards. The conversation goes on to talk about the…

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…

ImageWare On ‘Path Toward Profitability’ In Q4/2018 Update

ImageWare On ‘Path Toward Profitability’ In Q4/2018 Update

“Pending initiatives and our work in the higher price point health care market signal that we are firmly on a path toward profitability.” – Jim Miller, CEO ImageWare Systems ImageWare has issued its year-end corporate update, with its top executive anticipating a bright future for the biometric authentication company. In detailing its Q4 results, the…

INTERVIEW: Philip Beck, CEO, Ipsidy

INTERVIEW: Philip Beck, CEO, Ipsidy

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Philip Beck, CEO of Ipsidy – a leading provider of mobile biometric security solutions. The conversation begins with an overview of the company’s history and a rundown of its product lineup. Beck and O’Neill proceed to discuss some of the big biometric trends of 2019 as outlined by…

Amazon Explains How Computer Vision Tech Can De-identify Medical Images

Amazon Explains How Computer Vision Tech Can De-identify Medical Images

Thanks to improvements in digital imaging and data storage, medical archives are much larger than they’ve ever been. Researchers now have access to millions of MRIs, X-Rays, and other images that they can analyze to better understand, diagnose, and treat any number of medical conditions.   The catch is that doctors need to be able…

Biometric Authentication Comes to ClinOne’s Clinical Research Platform

Biometric Authentication Comes to ClinOne’s Clinical Research Platform

“ClinOne’s biometric and multi-factor authentication capabilities significantly increase security and privacy controls around clinical data in the virtual environment.” ClinOne is adding biometric authentication to its clinical research platform. The company has announced that its iOS and Android app now offers support for fingerprint and facial recognition, which will reduce the risk of data breaches…

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