Adventist Health System deploys Imprivata biometric patient identification platform

In an effort to improve patient safety and eliminate duplicate patient medical records, Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States, has deployed Imprivata PatientSecure, a biometric palm-scanning technology that can identify patients at registration and immediately launch their electronic medical record. Imprivata PatientSecure is now live in 29 Adventist Health System facilities that combined serve more than 2.5 million patients annually, and will soon be deployed across almost all of the system.

Park Ridge Health implements PatientSecure biometric patient identification system

In an effort to enhance patient safety by improving accuracy and helping prevent identity theft, Park Ridge Health in Western North Carolina has implemented the PatientSecure biometric identification solution. PatientSecure uses palm vein recognition biometrics to accurately identify patients at any point of entry to care at Park Ridge Health. The PatientSecure device uses infrared light to scan the palm, then links the unique biometric trait to each patient’s electronic health record. “PatientSecure provides a safe, secure, confidential and easy

Valencell brings its biometric sensor technology to Digital Health Technology Expo

Valencell was among a select group of technology and consumer electronics companies invited to exhibit at last week’s Digital Health Technology Expo, sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and held at the FDA’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Valencell demonstrated its biometric sensor technology and its ability to accurately measure RR-interval in wearable devices worn in numerous form-factors. The Expo also featured presentations from the CTA, FDA, the U.S. Department of

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