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

CDC project will see biometric registration for HIV patients in Uganda

In an effort to improve healthcare access and data collection, HIV/AIDS patients in Uganda will now be identified using fingerprints during a five-year Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded project. According to a report by The Monitor, the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) project will help identify how many people in the country are living with HIV/AIDS and how many people are taking antiretroviral drugs in hopes of generating accurate and nationally accessible information on the healthcare crisis. CDC

Imprivata releases complementary solution for healthcare authentication platform

Imprivata has released Imprivata Confirm ID, a new solution that expands and complements the capabilities of its single sign-on and authentication platform, Imprivata OneSign. Using Imprivata Confirm ID, healthcare workers are able to quickly and securely authenticate the use of medical devices and clinical workflows. This significantly improves security and compliance without compromising efficiency or affecting patient care. When used in concert with Imprivata OneSign, Imprivata Confirm ID provides European healthcare organizations with a comprehensive authentication platform that boosts clinical

Lava Group to distribute RightPatient biometric patient identification solution in Ireland

In an effort to increase patient safety and reduce cases of misidentification in hospitals, Ireland’s Lava Group has partnered with RightPatient to bring biometric patient identification to Ireland. The Lava Group will be a distributor in Ireland of RightPatient, a versatile and scalable platform that recognizes patients from any encounter end point by simply taking their picture. “The Lava Group is an important partner to help us expand our footprint and solve the global patient identity challenge,” said Michael Trader,

Smart Applications International orders 500,000 biometric smart cards from OTI

OTI PetroSmart has received an order from Smart Applications International Ltd. for more than 500,000 MediSmart biometric smart cards. OTI’s MediSmart solution is an information management and claims submission system that incorporates contactless smart card and biometric technologies. Using fingerprint authentication technology, MediSmart cards validate patient identity, reducing fraud and impersonation. Kenya-based Smart Applications International will distribute OTI’s MediSmart cards across Kenya and other East African countries to give Smart’s members access to healthcare services in different countries using the

Biometrics in healthcare, banking and counter-terrorism trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Healthcare Intent Solutions has introduced new medical device technology called TAD, “Take As Directed”. TAD 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 the patient that it’s time to take the pill, scans their

Portable medication dispenser uses biometrics and cloud technology to prevent prescription drug abuse

Intent Solutions, a health technology and data company, introduced new medical device technology called TAD, “Take As Directed”, at this month’s National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. The mobile medication dispenser incorporates fingerprint recognition, cloud-based data storage and Bluetooth technology. The idea is to deter overdoses, thwart illegal prescription drug sales and help elderly patients remember to take their meds. According to the company, TAD is built around a portable dispenser containing a disposable vial filled with medication attached