Global Good Fund, Element to develop biometric ID tool for infants and children

Biometric software developer Element Inc. has partnered with the Global Good Fund to develop a smartphone-based, non-touch biometric platform capable of using unique biological identifiers of infants and children to verify their identity. On a global level, nearly one in four children under the age of five are not registered at birth and lack formal identification. The partnership will extend Element’s existing adult identity platform to this age group, enabling health systems to recognize and track health information of patients

Imprivata acquires Caradigm’s identity and access management unit

Healthcare IT security firm Imprivata has acquired the identity and access management business of Caradigm. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Caradigm provides a range of identity and access management solutions, including governance, risk management and compliance and clinical and IT efficiency solutions such as single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to over 100 healthcare organizations globally. The acquisition will help reinforce authentication and access management platform for the healthcare enterprise to accelerate the development of new capabilities

Caradigm, RightPatient partner to provide biometric ID, access management solutions for healthcare

RightPatient has partnered with Caradigm to deliver a suite of comprehensive identity and access management solutions to protect patient identities, secure patient data, and improve clinical and IT operational efficiency. Through the partnership, RightPatient and Caradigm will provide healthcare solutions that combines biometric patient identification service with an integrated identity and access management solution. The companies provide an enterprise-wide identity management solution that ensures patients are kept safe throughout the care continuum, as well as strengthens security to ensure HIPAA

Simprints wins funding from Saving Lives at Birth

Simprints fingerprint scanning technology for newborn prints is one of 15 projects that has securing new funding from Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) to develop and refine its innovations. Simprints is a nonprofit tech company out of the University of Cambridge that is building an affordable, secure, rugged, open-source fingerprint system that works in the world’s toughest settings. Its technology creates a unique digital identity based on a fingerprint, allowing healthcare workers in remote areas to access patient records on

Imprivata patient identification solution deployed at Community Hospital Anderson of Indiana

In an effort to address patient misidentification concerns, the Community Hospital Anderson of Indiana has deployed Imprivata PatientSecure. Imprivata PatientSecure creates a 1:1 link between patients and their unique medical records using biometric identification, eliminating duplicate patient medical records that can complicate treatment, prevent medical identity theft and insurance card sharing. “At Community Hospital Anderson, we believe that positive patient identification is the foundation of accurate, quality care,” said Beth Tharp, MBA, BSN, RN, President and CEO of Community Hospital

Malaysia to collect biometrics to verify identity of foreign workers

In an effort to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the country, Malaysia’s Immigration Director-General said this week that only foreign workers with fingerprints recorded under the biometric system can go through health screening before getting employment. According to a report in Malay Mail Online Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali told reporters that there has been cases of foreign workers using other individuals for health screening purposes and, although “the number of cases is small … we do not want

Global healthcare biometrics market to surpass $2.8B by 2022

Market Research Engine released a new research report that forecasts that the global healthcare biometrics market will undergo a CAGR of 19.2 percent from 2016 to 2022 to exceed more than US$2.8B by 2022. The research report details the driving factors of the global healthcare biometrics market as increased financial profits, providing a practical option to passwords, decreased healthcare fraud attacks, governments supporting the adoption of biometrics in healthcare, and developing countries being integrated by biometric solutions in healthcare set-ups.

CrossChx offering RightPatient cloud-based biometric patient ID service

CrossChx and RightPatient have formed a partnership, enabling CrossChx customers to use RightPatient’s biometric patient identification service and photo biometrics capabilities. Under the agreement, CrossChx users can easily transition their existing SafeChx biometrics solution to RightPatient, while continuing to use other CrossChx products. “With our deep experience in biometric technology, versatile cloud-based patient identification service, and a simple deployment model, this partnership is a perfect fit for CrossChx and their customers,” explained Michael Trader, co-founder of RightPatient. “CrossChx customers can

OT-Morpho helps deliver biometric wearable and digital health platform in rural India

Syscom Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of OT-Morpho, has partnered with social health nonprofit organization Khushi Baby Inc. to provide a fully decentralized biometric wearable and digital health platform to monitor and respond to the health of pregnant mothers and newborn infants in rural India. In a world-first, the project is deployed in over 300 villages with the District Health Society of Udaipur in Rajasthan. The platform includes a digital health record worn as a necklace by pregnant women and babies

Computer-Rx implements Crossmatch biometric ID technology

Crossmatch announced that pharmacy management solutions firm Computer-Rx has implemented its biometric identity management technology. Prior to selecting Crossmatch, Computer-Rx considered many competing technologies to replace usernames and passwords, including badge ID-scanning technologies. However, Computer-Rx chose Crossmatch fingerprint biometrics and its customizable DigitalPersona U.are.U SDK software for its attractive value proposition that includes a high level of security, improved operational efficiencies and convenient access to Computer-Rx pharmacy management solutions. “We wanted to provide our users with a convenient and secure