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 BiometricUpdate.com 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

GenKey provides biometric healthcare management system to Kenyan hospital insurance fund

GenKey announced it will provide its biometric-based healthcare system to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) of Kenya. The solution is comprised of an electronic healthcare information management system, including a biometric smart card solution for member registration, biometric deduplication, identification and verification; a healthcare management system for creating electronic claims at the hospitals; and in the future a core insurance application for processing claims at the NHIF. Under the agreement terms, GenKey will deliver hardware, software, training and support

Biometrics and privacy, fingerprint recognition in schools, online fraud trends and more top stories this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Aadhaar court order delays India social programs One of the top stories this week came from India, where the country’s social programs that relied upon the biometric database for citizen authentication could be jeopardized by the Supreme Court decision to place a cease order on Aadhaar data usage. Imprivata palm vein patient ID tool Meanwhile, Imprivata launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a palm vein

Imprivata’s new patient identification platform uses palm vein biometrics

Imprivata launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a palm vein biometrics-based patient identification solution that generates a one-to-one link between patients and their correct medical record in their healthcare provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system. Imprivata PatientSecure helps resolve the growing need to accurately identify patients by scanning the patient’s hand to capture their unique palm vein pattern, which ultimately matches patients with their digital health record. The solution directly integrates with the top healthcare information systems and helps improve patient safety and

Biometrics in healthcare, mobile authentication, Aadhaar, Biometrics2015 and more top stories

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics 2015: Isabelle Moeller Q&A One of the week’s most popular stories came in the form of a Q&A interview with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller, who discussed preparations and details about the upcoming Biometrics 2015: Secure Identity Solutions Now! conference, held October 13 – 15 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. India bars national biometric identity usage In a surprising

Report says biometrics in healthcare market to total $12.5B by 2024

Market analyst firm Tractica published a new report entitled “Biometrics in the Healthcare Industry”, which provides a 10-year forecasts for the period from 2015 through 2024 in which the worldwide healthcare biometrics market will reach a cumulative revenue of $12.5 billion by 2024. The report forecasts that the global healthcare biometrics market will grow from its base of $250 million in 2015 to reach $3.5 billion by 2024. “The outlook is strong for healthcare biometrics, however it remains a nascent