hospitals

Indian Hospitals to Issue Aadhaar Cards Along with Birth Certificates

Indian Hospitals to Issue Aadhaar Cards Along with Birth Certificates

The Indian government is getting ready to start issuing Aadhaar cards for newborns, reports the Deccan Chronicle. Aadhaar is India’s national biometric ID program. Over a billion citizens have been registered for Aadhaar, and the ID system is being used in a growing number of administrative services, not only from the government directly but also in areas…

Biometric Attendance Tracking to Improve Patient Services at Pakistan Hospital

Biometric Attendance Tracking to Improve Patient Services at Pakistan Hospital

Pakistan’s Safwat Ghayur Shaheed Memorial Children Hospital, at Haji Camp in Peshawar, now has a biometric attendance tracking system for staff. The system was launched yesterday, with a handout from district officials explaining that it’s meant “to provide better health services to the patients.” It’s an example of the rising prominence of biometric technology in…

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…

Indian State Brings Biometric Attendance Tracking to Hospitals

Indian State Brings Biometric Attendance Tracking to Hospitals

The government of India’s Haryana state is preparing to introduce biometric attendance tracking systems at its district hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Explaining the move to the press, Health Minister Anil Vij asserted that it was intended “to ensure presence of doctors and paramedical staff.” The development reportedly results from recent media reports of a pregnant…

Chicago Hospitals Improve HR Efficiency with Crossmatch

Chicago Hospitals Improve HR Efficiency with Crossmatch

A solution from biometric identity management specialist Crossmatch is helping Chicago hospitals to process employee background checks effectively and efficiently, the company says. Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) hospitals are reporting that they have now used Crossmatch’s livescan solution to process more than 120,000 background checks using fingerprint identification. The solution was implemented as part…

Navy Hospital to Integrate Corvus Biometric System

Navy Hospital to Integrate Corvus Biometric System

Veteran-owned biometrics solutions provider Corvus Integration has won a new contract with the US Navy. The company’s SWFT Enrollment System is going to be used at the Jacksonville Naval Hospital in Florida. Corvus’s SWFT, or Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission, system is an enrollment platform based on fingerprint scanning and the collection of demographic information. It’s…

Delhi Government Mulls Biometric Attendance for Hospitals

Delhi Government Mulls Biometric Attendance for Hospitals

The Delhi Government in India is considering the implementation of biometric attendance tracking systems in its hospital network. The systems would work with the broader Aadhaar identification system in place in the country. A senior official said the deliberations are the result of “complaints of doctors, nurses and other paramedic staff not reporting for duty on…