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

Biometric authentication prevents dual enrollment in clinical trials

Research Centers of America (RCA) has implemented Verified Clinical Trials biometric fingerprint technology to identify participants that are currently enrolled in other clinical studies. Verified Clinical Trials research subject database registry prevents duplicate enrollment in clinical trials using a fingerprint registration system to identify participants that are currently enrolled in other clinical studies. Verified Clinical Trials is the only clinical research database registry designed specifically to enhance the quality of both early and late phase trials and has the scalability

Wipro, NextGate to build eMPI solution for NHS Scotland

Wipro Limited has been awarded a 12-year contract from National Health Board (NHS) Scotland to develop an enterprise master patient index (eMPI) solution. The solution, which will be hosted in Scotland, will enable the healthcare organization to shift from its current legacy community health index system (CHI) to offer cost effective, efficient, paperless and patient-friendly healthcare services throughout the country. “We are pleased to be working with Wipro, a leading global information technology company and NextGate, the leader in healthcare

Fingerprint authentication used to prevent dual enrollment in clinical trials

Celerion has implemented Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) biometric fingerprint technology to identify participants that are currently enrolled in other clinical studies. VCT’s biometric fingerprint technology will augment the accuracy and speed of the verifications performed at Celerion facilities utilizing the VCT global clinical database registry. “Our focus has always been to help our clients get their drugs to market and protect the safety and well-being of our participants. The VCT database registry enhances our ability to achieve both of those

Biometric identification solution helps support national school meal program in Chile

NEC Corporation revealed that NEC Chile successfully trialed a biometric identification solution using fingerprint recognition technologies for the school meal program administered by Chile’s National Board of Aid and Scholarships (JUNAEB). The pilot project took place last November and December throughout 30 schools, incorporating 30,000 students across the cities of Santiago, Rancagua and Concepcion. JUNAEB is a public institution that was created in 1964 in order to ensure that children have access the necessary resources for succeeding in the education

Biometric patient authentication growing throughout healthcare market

The healthcare market is exploring a range of applications for biometric patient identity verification to reduce fraud and human error, and improve outcomes, as shown by a series of announcements over the latter part of February. Healthcare IT security company Imprivata announced this week that it has expanded its PatientSecure patient identification platform. Patient misidentification has become rampant, Impriveta says, impacting patient care and hospital’s financial results. To combat this problem, PatientSecure now features self-service patient registration workflows, and identity

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 &