Simprints wins funding from Saving Lives at Birth

Simprints fingerprint scanning technology for newborn prints is one of 15 projects that has securing new funding from Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) to develop and refine its innovations. Simprints is a nonprofit tech company out of the University of Cambridge that is building an affordable, secure, rugged, open-source fingerprint system that works in the world’s toughest settings. Its technology creates a unique digital identity based on a fingerprint, allowing healthcare workers in remote areas to access patient records on

Imprivata patient identification solution deployed at Community Hospital Anderson of Indiana

In an effort to address patient misidentification concerns, the Community Hospital Anderson of Indiana has deployed Imprivata PatientSecure. Imprivata PatientSecure creates a 1:1 link between patients and their unique medical records using biometric identification, eliminating duplicate patient medical records that can complicate treatment, prevent medical identity theft and insurance card sharing. “At Community Hospital Anderson, we believe that positive patient identification is the foundation of accurate, quality care,” said Beth Tharp, MBA, BSN, RN, President and CEO of Community Hospital

Malaysia to collect biometrics to verify identity of foreign workers

In an effort to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the country, Malaysia’s Immigration Director-General said this week that only foreign workers with fingerprints recorded under the biometric system can go through health screening before getting employment. According to a report in Malay Mail Online Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali told reporters that there has been cases of foreign workers using other individuals for health screening purposes and, although “the number of cases is small … we do not want

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