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

NextGate adds facial recognition to patient ID platform

Healthcare technology company NextGate have added facial recognition technology to its MatchMetrix platform, giving organizations additional mechanisms to search for and identify patients, thereby improving the speed and accuracy of matching duplicate records, decreasing fraud, and improving patient safety. Built on a neural network, NextGate’s facial recognition solution is trained to recognize important compositional features and then convert that information into a score. The score is incorporated into NextGate’s #1 KLAS rated Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) as an additional

University Health Care System selects RightPatient biometric patient ID system

Augusta, Georgia-based University Health Care System has implemented the RightPatient biometric patient identification system to improve patient safety, data integrity, and revenue cycle by preventing duplicate medical records, fraud, and patient identification errors. According to a company statement, University Health was pleased with the seamless integration of RightPatient into their Epic workflows and the unique ability to minimize potential patient registration errors. Nearly 50,000 University patients have enrolled in the system. Using RightPatient, patients simply take their picture and the

RightPatient contributes biometric patient identification software to pediatric cancer centers

In an effort to strengthen patient safety by ensuring that patients are accurately identified prior to radiation or chemotherapy treatment, RightPatient has launched an initiative to donate its cloud-based biometric patient identification software to pediatric cancer centers across the United States. According to a statement by the company, RightPatient is a cloud-based biometric identification platform developed to recognize patients from any encounter end point. When used with photo biometrics, patients are accurately identified following a simple, intuitive, and hygienic photo

UMANICK shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016

UMANICK announced today that it has been shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016. Startupbootcamp is Europe’s largest business accelerator, operating 10 accelerators across Europe and one in Singapore, each focused on an industry suited to the location. Digital Health Miami is the first Startupbootcamp program in the US, and it has a $2 Million grant from the Knight Foundation to support companies that are innovating in healthcare and focused on the eradication of healthcare disparities in the United

Umanick to promote IriTech iris recognition healthcare app in Spain

Following a successful pilot of IriTech’s iris mobile solution, Umanick will promote the biometric ID app to penetrate the biometric healthcare market in Spain. Earlier this year, Umanick piloted IriTech’s iris healthcare app at Arrixaca Hospital in Murcia, Spain to identity patients before blood transfusions and chemotherapy treatments. The biometric solution continues to be used at the hospital to help identify about 80 patients daily before crucial medical tests. The solution includes an IriShield camera which connects directly to an

Simprints bringing its mobile biometrics solution to Nepal

Fingerprint technology firm Simprints is rolling out its biometric fingerprint scanners in July as part of a digital healthcare program by the non-profit ‘Possible’ in Nepal. Earlier this year, SimPrints co-founders Toby Norman, Tristram Norman and Daniel Storisteanu were recognized in the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs list for their impact in developing medical record-keeping technology for developing countries. Simprints’ fingerprint technology creates a unique digital identity based on a fingerprint, allowing healthcare workers in remote areas to

Biometrics technology tops round in CHIME National Patient ID challenge

Healthcare IT News is reporting that CHIME has named two winners of the “Concept Blitz Round” of the National Patient ID Challenge it launched with HeroX. Launched in January, the CHIME/HeroX challenge seeks innovative ways to help U.S. providers reliably, accurately, privately and safely identify patients. A panel of five independent judges narrowed the 113 entrants down to 23 semifinalists and then eight finalists. The $30,000 winners of the “Concept Blitz Round” were Michael Braithwaite and Mark Schroeder. Braithwaite devised