SNEDAI partners with Zetes for biometric ID card registration and production

The Ivory Coast’s SNEDAI, the national company for the issuing of administrative identification documents, has partnered with Zetes to collect biometric details and produce identification cards for the four million people covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM), according to a report by Data News. The project is designed to ensure that the fund’s compensation system runs efficiently for members. For the next seven years, the company will be heavily focused on the production of cards for the CNAM.

Imprivata, Symantec provide fingerprint identification solution for e-prescriptions

Imprivata has partnered with Symantec to provide a complete fingerprint biometric and FICAM-certified credential service provider (CSP) solution for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Symantec Norton Secure Login, which acts as the CSP, and Symantec Validation and ID Protection Services integrate with Imprivata Confirm ID to simplify the process of identity-proofing and authorizing prescribers to comply with DEA requirements for EPCS. “Our strategic partnership with Symantec provides customers with a complete, DEA-compliant solution for identity-proofing individual prescribers to

Market for healthcare biometrics to reach $5 billion by 2020

In a white paper issued this week, Biometrics Research Group, Inc., the parent company of, estimates that the entire global marketplace for biometric solutions in the healthcare market will reach approximately US$5 billion by 2020. The new report, entitled “Biometrics in Healthcare” examines how biometric technology is applied to the healthcare industry, mainly in the United States. The research expects that biometric use will reflect the growing demand for healthcare fraud prevention, along with the need to improve patient

Imprivata launches e-prescribing tool with fingerprint identification support

Imprivata launched Imprivata Confirm ID, a comprehensive product that enables health practitioners to electronically prescribe controlled substances. By simplifying the adoption of regulatory requirements for EPCS, Imprivata Confirm ID enables healthcare providers to address the workflow inefficiencies and risks of fraud that stem from paper-based prescriptions. The solution also integrates with electronic health records and provides multiple DEA-approved two-factor authentication options for prescription signing, giving providers a single, consistent e-prescribing experience for all medications. “The industry is looking for technologies

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme issues nearly one million biometric ID cards

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme issued over 979,002 of its Eastern region clients with new biometric ID cards, despite the large crowds at all of its registration centers at the end of January. NHIS management recently enforced strict measures, including operating a shift system in all 17 administrative offices in the region where specific dates are assigned to clients for card production with priority given to the elderly, pregnant women and children. At a media briefing, NHIS regional director Alhaji

i1 Biometrics releases sports mouthguard to track head injuries; signs deal with KU

i1 Biometrics announced this week that members of the Kansas football team will wear the Vector MouthGuard as the instrument of telemetry to measure the brain’s linear and rotational accelerations from impacts experienced in practices and games in 2015. “We’re continuously looking for the latest technology to better understand head impacts, as well as apply sports science to detect when a player has been concussed,” said Murphy Grant, Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Kansas. “We’re excited about

NHL using X2 Biosystems’ concussion evaluation and management software

Integrated biometric solutions firm X2 Biosystems announced it partnered with the National Hockey League to enable all 30 NHL teams to use X2’s Integrated Concussion Evaluation software application during the current 2014-15 season. X2 ICE is a cloud-based concussion examination and data management system that integrates both baseline and post-injury player assessments to evaluate players at the rink or in clinical office settings. The biometric software also includes iOS and Windows tablet applications for touch screen data input and retrieval.

Valtronic releases biometric-based personal healthcare device

Valtronic announced it has introduced Compendium Solutions, a secure implant and physiological connectivity platform that provides an integrated system including Valtronic-owned IP and a proprietary phone app. The new product is part of Valtronic’s newfound vision of becoming “the worldwide recognized partner for innovative personal healthcare devices” by bringing forth innovative ideas and technological expertise to one platform to guide customers and healthcare providers to delivering improved patient care and outcomes. Compendium is a wearable healthcare, such as an implant

AmpStrip biometric wearable sticks directly to skin

AmpStrip demonstrated at last week’s CES 2015 its new wireless fitness wearable Band-Aid that sticks directly to the user’s skin, according to a report by Tech Sources. The digital, wireless Band-Aid is able to track the user’s heart rate and movement, and then transmits the data via Bluetooth to their smartphone. And since it sticks directly to the skin, the wearable provides more accurate biometric readings, said AmpStrip. The 3.5-inches long and an inch wide device Band-Aid comes in two

BIO-key to provide biometric authentication solutions for hospitals in four states

BIO-key International announced it has received initial purchase orders for fingerprint authentication solutions from hospitals in the states of New York, Ohio, Kentucky and California, totaling $130,000. Representing over $400,000 in revenue in 2015, the contracts will see full roll-outs at the beginning of the first quarter and throughout the year. The names of the hospitals were not disclosed in the press release. By providing fingerprint authentication solutions to these hospitals and others, BIO-key will effectively boost the level of