CrossChx biometric identification platform has verified over 33M patient profiles

Identity management firm CrossChx announced the expansion of their CrossChx Identity Resolution Coalition (CIRC) to 200 hospitals across the United States. CIRC solves patient identity issues by addressing the challenge of patient identity, enabling more accurate care and better fraud prevention. Through the coalition, CrossChx takes all the elements of a patient’s medical identity including fingerprints and resolves it to one complete record. This gives every hospital that is part of the CIRC the benefit of a secure medical identity

Biometrics 2015, upgrading identification technology and fingerprint authentication this week’s most popular news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Upgrading biometric technologies The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, which continue to incorporate biometrics into their respective operations, recently revealed that they are considering upgrading biometric technologies to enable military officials to better identify individuals both up close and far away. Nymi names CEO Nymi Inc. announced it named John Haggard the new chief executive officer in advance of next year’s launch for

RightPatient biometric patient ID system deployed at two Florida hospitals

RightPatient announced that Bethesda Health has deployed its patient identity management system at its two not-for-profit hospitals in Boynton Beach, Florida. Bethesda Health decided to implement RightPatient biometric identity management system to raise patient safety standards, protect patients from medical identity theft and fraud at the point of service, and prevent the creation of duplicate medical records. “Implementing RightPatient is a key component of our overall strategy to ensure the highest levels of patient safety for the Bethesda Health community,”

Biometrics market reports released by ABI Research and WinterGreen Research

ABI Research has released new research from its Biometric Technologies and Applications Research Service which forecasts that fingerprint sensors for smartphones are expected to reach 1 billion shipments by 2020, marking a 17% CAGR increase. This surge is driven by the increasing number of Chinese smartphone vendors investing in equipping their devices with fingerprint sensors. Meanwhile, the report finds that biometric modalities such as face, voice and eye-based recognition are emerging from its early development phase and are slowly being

Imprivata to exhibit biometric solutions for healthcare providers

Imprivata announced it will showcase its positive patient identification, two-factor authentication and clinical communication solutions at the Cerner Health Conference, to be held on October 11-14 in Kansas City. At the conference, Imprivata will demonstrate its positive patient identification solution PatientSecure, which uses palm vein biometrics to create a one-to-one link between patients and their respective medical record. Imprivata PatientSecure addresses patient misidentification by improving patient safety and satisfaction, preventing duplicate medical records and overlays, driving revenue cycle efficiency, and

WCA Hospital using Imprivata e-prescribing tool with fingerprint id

Imprivata announced that WCA Hospital in Jamestown, New York is using Imprivata Confirm ID, an e-prescribing tool with fingerprint identification support, to enable fast, secure electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). In using Imprivata Confirm ID, WCA is able to effectively eliminate dual prescribing workflows, improve clinical efficiency, and increase patient safety. Imprivata Confirm ID also integrates with Cerner Soarian, WCA’s EHR system, providing two-factor authentication options including fingerprint biometrics to give WCA’s providers a single, secure prescribing workflow for

Accenture and Word Bank release report on universal ID

Today, Accenture and the World Bank released a report to help developing nations create universal ID management systems. The report notes that over 1.8 billion adults in developing countries currently lack an official ID and therefore have no access to essential services. The report (PDF), released at the annual e-ID conference in Washington, D.C., identifies a comprehensive strategy and implementation roadmap for developing nations seeking to build, or expand citizen identity programs, regardless of their country’s level of technology infrastructure.

BioBe research finds that individuals can be identified based on their microbiomes

The Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE) at the University of Oregon has published a new report in the journal PeerJ which finds that each microbiome emited by people contains a unique signature that can be used to identify the person it stemmed from, according to a report by Healthline. The researchers created an experimental chamber at BioBE which featured advanced controls that allowed them to configure the room’s airflow, temperature, and humidity levels. Lined with anti-static plastic sheeting,

Biometrics and healthcare, rapid DNA, fingerprint authentication for mobile banking & more top stories

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometric healthcare management system One of the week’s biggest stories came from GenKey, which announced that it will provide its biometric healthcare management system to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) of Kenya. Rapid DNA platform IntegenX has introduced the RapidHIT ID System, a DNA identification solution that quickly and seamlessly generates forensic DNA profiles within 90 minutes. Behavioral biometrics And in

Avion Solutions uses Hitachi finger vein reader during blood drive

Engineering and technology firm Avion Solutions recently used a finger vein reader it developed with Hitachi to identify blood donors during its blood drive at its Huntsville, Alabama-based headquarters, according to a report by WHNT News. Avion Solutions Inc. partnered with Hitachi, Ltd. to develop BIT (Biometric Identification Tool), which enables blood providers to verify the identity of donors using the unique vein patterns found in the individual’s finger, to ultimately create a seamless experience. The recently completed a successful