Global healthcare biometrics market to surpass $2.8B by 2022

Market Research Engine released a new research report that forecasts that the global healthcare biometrics market will undergo a CAGR of 19.2 percent from 2016 to 2022 to exceed more than US$2.8B by 2022. The research report details the driving factors of the global healthcare biometrics market as increased financial profits, providing a practical option to passwords, decreased healthcare fraud attacks, governments supporting the adoption of biometrics in healthcare, and developing countries being integrated by biometric solutions in healthcare set-ups.

CrossChx offering RightPatient cloud-based biometric patient ID service

CrossChx and RightPatient have formed a partnership, enabling CrossChx customers to use RightPatient’s biometric patient identification service and photo biometrics capabilities. Under the agreement, CrossChx users can easily transition their existing SafeChx biometrics solution to RightPatient, while continuing to use other CrossChx products. “With our deep experience in biometric technology, versatile cloud-based patient identification service, and a simple deployment model, this partnership is a perfect fit for CrossChx and their customers,” explained Michael Trader, co-founder of RightPatient. “CrossChx customers can

OT-Morpho helps deliver biometric wearable and digital health platform in rural India

Syscom Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of OT-Morpho, has partnered with social health nonprofit organization Khushi Baby Inc. to provide a fully decentralized biometric wearable and digital health platform to monitor and respond to the health of pregnant mothers and newborn infants in rural India. In a world-first, the project is deployed in over 300 villages with the District Health Society of Udaipur in Rajasthan. The platform includes a digital health record worn as a necklace by pregnant women and babies

Computer-Rx implements Crossmatch biometric ID technology

Crossmatch announced that pharmacy management solutions firm Computer-Rx has implemented its biometric identity management technology. Prior to selecting Crossmatch, Computer-Rx considered many competing technologies to replace usernames and passwords, including badge ID-scanning technologies. However, Computer-Rx chose Crossmatch fingerprint biometrics and its customizable DigitalPersona U.are.U SDK software for its attractive value proposition that includes a high level of security, improved operational efficiencies and convenient access to Computer-Rx pharmacy management solutions. “We wanted to provide our users with a convenient and secure

Advances in biometric technology could expand healthcare coverage in Africa

Advances in biometric technology are on the horizon which could be critical to the delivery of health services to many Africans, an informational session dedicated to healthcare at last month’s ID4Africa 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia heard from a panel of experts. Advances in fingerprinting which allow enrollment of children and even infants, biometrics capabilities in mobile devices, and open database systems are needed for a greater range of health services to be delivered to a greater number of people. ID4Africa’s

CHIME names finalists for $1M national patient ID technology contest

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ has named four finalists in its $1 million National Patient ID Challenge, aimed at developing a solution that ensures 100 percent accuracy of patient’s health data to reduce preventable medical errors, according to a report by Health Data Management. Correctly identifying patients continues to be a top challenge for healthcare organizations, with cases of misidentification negatively affecting patient care. “The time is now to solve this problem,” said Liz Johnson, chair of CHIME’s

Evolving partnerships drive South Africa’s digital identity program

South Africa took a major step toward the use of digital identity to secure the delivery of a variety of government services in 2013, with the introduction of a national smart ID card embedded with fingerprint data. Today the system is progressing toward being used for driver’s licenses, voter registration, and all other social services, Director General of the Department of Home Affairs for South Africa, Mkuseli Apleni, told an audience at ID4Africa 2017 last month. However, it faces an

New report on healthcare biometrics released

Biometrics will continue to drive technological transformation within the global healthcare market, according to a new report published by the Biometrics Research Group Inc., the publisher of BiometricUpdate.com. Transformation, according to the report, will be driven by biometric solutions that will provide meaningful cost savings through fraud reduction and increased workplace efficiency. A key objective of these technologies also will be the improvement and expansion of care delivery over the long term. The research firm projects that the entire global

NIH study proves effectiveness of facial recognition medication adherence tool

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a new study that proves the effectiveness of AiCure‘s medication adherence solution, which uses a form of artificial intelligence (AI) for facial recognition to confirm that patients have taken the correct medication, according to a report by Med City News. The findings, which were published in the medical journal Stroke, were based on a 12-week randomized controlled trial that measured the tool’s effect on adherence rates for diabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban and warfarin

FBI researchers match CT scan data with patient photos

According to a study conducted by researchers with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), facial images obtained from publicly available radiology scans are able to be matched to patients’ photos, raising privacy concerns, according to a report by Health Imaging. Connie Parks, MA, and Keith Monson, PhD, of the FBI’s counterterrorism and forensic science research unit, were able to easily match patients’ photos with facial images taken from publicly available radiology scans, such as head CT scans stored in open-access