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 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

Palm-vein biometrics helps Carolinas HealthCare improve patient safety

According to a report in Healthcare IT News, Carolinas HealthCare System has helped bolster its patient safety initiatives and reduce its duplicate medical records error rate from 2.9 percent to 0.01 percent using ID and authentication technology by Imprivata. “We were looking at it to uniquely identify patients, especially in an electronic health records environment, where problems with duplication of medical records, error rates, incorrectly combining records, and finding a perfect patient match get accentuated,” said CIO Craig Richardville. “In

MedixSafe introduces narcotic safe with facial recognition

At last month’s Long Island Fire, Rescue & EMS Mega Show, MedixSafe unveiled its newest medicine safe model that incorporates face detection and a photo capture of every user each time the safe is opened. The official release date of this new model is planned for April 2016. MedixSafe high tech narcotic cabinets provide medical workers with the safeguarding required for patient safety. The MedixSafe M-series incorporates biometrics, proximity card readers and PIN pads. The S-series has two separate compartments,

Rx Safes committed to meet the listing requirements for the Nasdaq Capital Markets: CEO

Rx Safes will be presenting at the Sidoti Spring 2016 Emerging Growth Convention in New York City later this month. The convention connects management teams from companies with a market cap of less than $600 million with small and micro-cap institutional investors, equity research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and media to promote awareness in the investment community. Rx Safes engineers and markets fingerprint-based medical devices and security storage solutions to manage and secure the use of controlled substances

Canadian researchers considering iris biometrics to help homeless get healthcare

A Canadian research project is looking at the use of iris recognition to help homeless people get around the problem of accessing healthcare without proper identification, according to a report by the London Free Press (LFP). The project, which is directed by Cheryl Forchuk of the Lawson Research Institute, recently presented her project at the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park in Toronto. “People are constantly losing their ID, and others are constantly replacing their ID,” said Forchuk. “You can’t