HID Global’s healthcare ID technology trends point to the growing role of biometrics

HID Global has shared three key identification technology trends emerging in the healthcare sector, which include integrated, compliant systems that are both convenient and connected; connected environments that drive the need to ensure the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT); and the increasing role of biometrics in patient and provider authentication and EPCS applications. The increasing use of trusted identities in the healthcare sector is driving the demand for advanced smart card technologies and mobile solutions. As the industry shifts its

Biometrics-based disaster evacuee identification system introduced in Japan

The Japan Automatic Identification Systems Association (JAiSA) has introduced a system to identify disaster evacuees via fingerprint and palm vein recognition. The system, according to a report in The Japan News, is primarily intended for use with disabled and elderly people with communication difficulties. JAiSA plans to roll out the system to municipalities across Japan by the end of fiscal 2017, adding biometrics-based identification provided by the system to the support system for disaster-affected municipalities run by the Japan Agency

BIO-key healthcare partners presenting biometric authentication solutions at HIMSS

A number of BIO-key‘s strategic alliance partners will be presenting the company’s biometric authentication solutions at HIMSS 2017 later this month in Florida where more than 35,000 healthcare IT professionals will attend the educational and networking event. BIO-key partners exhibiting at HIMSS 2017 include: Allscripts, Aventura, Caradigm, Epic, HealthCast Solutions, HID Global, IBM, KSI Keyboards, Microsoft and Oracle. “We continue to grow both our partnership relationships and our technology solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations,” explained Mike DePasquale, chairman &

Safran Identity & Security now exclusive supplier of Vitale health e-cards

Safran Identity & Security has won a six-year contract from the GIE SESAM-Vitale to ensure the development, manufacture and personalization of the “Vitale” French health insurance cards. The GIE SESAM-Vitale is an economic interest group financed by the French statutory mandatory health insurance organizations and the three private complementary health insurance associations. “This new tender integrated for the first time the entire industrial scope, from the Java Card embedded software to the production of customized cards, leaving the bidders free

Health management organization to pilot biometrics-secured mobile medication dispenser

Next month, Intent Solutions‘ biometrics-secured pill dispensation device, TAD, will be used in a pilot project by MAP Health Management (MAP) to track how patients with a substance abuse disorder, served by MAP’s patient engagement technology, comply with medication protocols. TAD (Take as Directed) is built around a portable dispenser containing a disposable vial filled with medication attached to a reusable electronic device. The device is designed to be pre-programmed with the prescribed regimen and patient biometrics. The device notifies

NextGate bringing its facial recognition-based patient ID solution to HIMSS17

NextGate will be showcasing its vendor neutral biometrics patient ID solution at this month`s HIMSS17 healthcare IT conference. The healthcare technology company will demonstrate the neural network and machine learning capabilities of its new facial recognition software as an innovative approach to improve record matching accuracy and efficiency and also present customer-proven approaches to universal patient and provider identity management. NextGate’s facial recognition software – developed to aid in patient safety, improve the speed and accuracy of matching duplicate records

Imprivata to demo biometric patient ID solution at Arab Health exhibition

Imprivata will be demonstrating its latest solutions for authentication, access management and patient identification at Arab Health next week in Dubai. Imprivata PatientSecure, a patient identity solution that uses palm vein biometrics, will be on show together with Imprivata OneSign, the single sign-on (SSO) and access management platform, and Imprivata Confirm ID, a solution for authentication of clinical transactions and medical devices. Imprivata PatientSecure creates a direct match between patients and their medical records across different clinical systems using palm

ImageWare enters five year marketing agreement with American Biometric Solutions

ImageWare and American Biometric Solutions, Inc., a partnership of medical professionals and investors, have entered an agreement to market ImageWare’s pillphone. ImageWare’s pillphone is a biometrically secured mobile healthcare communications application, powered by ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive. The FDA-cleared application uses patented messaging technology and offers interactive medication adherence reminders and information exchange to help healthcare payers, providers, and others connect with patients. The five-year, non-exclusive license agreement includes a six figure upfront licensing cost and equal revenue split from future

Imprivata report reveals that biometric ID improves patient care, reduces hospital costs

Imprivata released a new study entitled ‘2016 National Patient Misidentification Report‘, which reveals that patient misidentification has become rampant and carries significant consequences that negatively impact patient care and the hospital’s financial performance. The report is based on a survey of 503 top-level healthcare executives and care providers across the U.S. Among the key findings, 64 percent of respondents said that a patient is misidentified in the typical healthcare facility very frequently or all the time. The patient misidentification crisis

Bulgarian court rules against fingerprint identification in hospitals

Bulagria’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that fingerprint identification in hospitals is not valid, according to a report by the Sofia News Agency. Previously reported, it became mandatory on November 1st for patients using the National Health Insurance Fund to cover treatment expenses to verify their identity via fingerprint recognition when checking into hospitals in Bulgaria. The implementation of fingerprint recognition was planned for the beginning of October but the deadline was extended due to some medical establishments not purchasing