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

CTS Healthcare Services integrates RightPatient biometric platform for patient check-ins

RightPatient has partnered with CTS Healthcare Services to facilitate fast, secure, and accurate patient identification during self-service check-ins. The integrated RightPatient biometric platform streamlines the patient check-in process while reducing wait times, improving patient safety and preventing identity theft. “Patient misidentification and duplicate records continue to be a pressing problem in the healthcare industry,” said Michael Trader, co-founder and president of RightPatient. “Our partnership with CTS Healthcare Services demonstrates our commitment to ensuring accurate patient identification and safety at any

Imprivata showcasing new secure authentication solutions at healthcare conference

Imprivata is showcasing its comprehensive identity and authentication platform, Imprivata Confirm ID, and its full suite of solutions for enabling healthcare providers to access, communicate and transact patient health information securely and conveniently at the Cerner Health Conference this week in Kansas City, Missouri. Imprivata Confirm ID enables fast, secure authentication for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), clinical workflows and remote access by allowing providers to meet DEA and state-level requirements for EPCS while ensuring a fast, efficient workflow.

Metroplex Health System implements PatientSecure biometric patient identification solution

In an effort to reduce paperwork, improve accuracy, and prevent identity theft, Metroplex Health System in Killeen, Texas is now using Imprivata PatientSecure, a patient identification solution that creates a direct match between individual patients and their unique medical records across different clinical systems using palm vein biometric information. “Using biometric identification helps us ensure the privacy of our patients,” commented Carlyle Walton, president and CEO of Metroplex Health System. “It also improves convenience and enhances record accuracy by preventing

Adventist Health System deploys Imprivata biometric patient identification platform

In an effort to improve patient safety and eliminate duplicate patient medical records, Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States, has deployed Imprivata PatientSecure, a biometric palm-scanning technology that can identify patients at registration and immediately launch their electronic medical record. Imprivata PatientSecure is now live in 29 Adventist Health System facilities that combined serve more than 2.5 million patients annually, and will soon be deployed across almost all of the system.

Park Ridge Health implements PatientSecure biometric patient identification system

In an effort to enhance patient safety by improving accuracy and helping prevent identity theft, Park Ridge Health in Western North Carolina has implemented the PatientSecure biometric identification solution. PatientSecure uses palm vein recognition biometrics to accurately identify patients at any point of entry to care at Park Ridge Health. The PatientSecure device uses infrared light to scan the palm, then links the unique biometric trait to each patient’s electronic health record. “PatientSecure provides a safe, secure, confidential and easy

Valencell brings its biometric sensor technology to Digital Health Technology Expo

Valencell was among a select group of technology and consumer electronics companies invited to exhibit at last week’s Digital Health Technology Expo, sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and held at the FDA’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Valencell demonstrated its biometric sensor technology and its ability to accurately measure RR-interval in wearable devices worn in numerous form-factors. The Expo also featured presentations from the CTA, FDA, the U.S. Department of

NYU Lutheran implements Imprivata patient ID solution

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based NYU Lutheran has recently launched a new electronic health record (EHR) platform as well as Imprivata’s PatientSecure, a biometric palm-scanning technology that can identify patients at registration. The platform integrates with the health system’s 22 inpatient and outpatient care centers including NYU Lutheran Medical Center, NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers and affiliated faculty group practice offices in the NYU Langone Health System. Officials say the goal is better patient-provider communication, improved access to medical records and for patients

Digital health tool uses facial recognition and gaming technology to collect vital signs

A hospital in Scotland is testing a new digital health platform which uses facial recognition and gaming technology to collect vital signs from several patients at once, according to a report in mHealth Intelligence. Researchers at the University of St. Andrews developed the technology, which measures an individual’s blood rate and pulse oxygen levels using a special camera and software platform. The platform is currently being tested in the respiratory ward at Victoria Hospital in Fife, with the potential to

Florida Hospital using PatientSecure biometric ID solution

Florida Hospital is using PatientSecure biometric identification technology to decrease paperwork, improve accuracy, and prevent identity theft, according to a report by Highlands Today. Using PatientSecure’s infrared light technology, Florida Hospital Heartland is able to scan and image veins in an individual’s palms to register and identify patients. The device then links the unique biometric characteristics to each patient’s electronic health record, verifying that the person is who they claim to be. “PatientSecure provides a safe, secure, confidential, and easy