Princeton Identity implements iris recognition for access control at long term care facility

Princeton Identity recently implemented an iris recognition solution at a long term care and independent residential/retirement facility in Erie, Pennsylvania to make access control procedures easier and more convenient for residents and staff. The solution involved adding two IOM (Identity on the Move) Walk-Through Identity systems and six IOM Access Control readers in the personal care building. IOM readers are installed on four sets of doors at two heights – a lower position for those in wheelchairs and a higher

Bulgarian court rules against fingerprint identification in hospitals

Bulagria’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that fingerprint identification in hospitals is not valid, according to a report by the Sofia News Agency. Previously reported, it became mandatory on November 1st for patients using the National Health Insurance Fund to cover treatment expenses to verify their identity via fingerprint recognition when checking into hospitals in Bulgaria. The implementation of fingerprint recognition was planned for the beginning of October but the deadline was extended due to some medical establishments not purchasing

CTS Healthcare Services integrates RightPatient biometric platform for patient check-ins

RightPatient has partnered with CTS Healthcare Services to facilitate fast, secure, and accurate patient identification during self-service check-ins. The integrated RightPatient biometric platform streamlines the patient check-in process while reducing wait times, improving patient safety and preventing identity theft. “Patient misidentification and duplicate records continue to be a pressing problem in the healthcare industry,” said Michael Trader, co-founder and president of RightPatient. “Our partnership with CTS Healthcare Services demonstrates our commitment to ensuring accurate patient identification and safety at any

Imprivata showcasing new secure authentication solutions at healthcare conference

Imprivata is showcasing its comprehensive identity and authentication platform, Imprivata Confirm ID, and its full suite of solutions for enabling healthcare providers to access, communicate and transact patient health information securely and conveniently at the Cerner Health Conference this week in Kansas City, Missouri. Imprivata Confirm ID enables fast, secure authentication for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), clinical workflows and remote access by allowing providers to meet DEA and state-level requirements for EPCS while ensuring a fast, efficient workflow.

Biometric trends for 2017

This is a guest post by Alan Goode, Managing Director at Goode Intelligence. Biometrics is one of the hottest topics in technology and cybersecurity markets today. The use of biometrics for user authentication and identity assurance is an essential improvement over usernames and passwords, and innovations in mobile devices, wearables, and other technologies are bringing biometrics to mainstream audiences. ‎ Join me for this webinar, Biometric Trends for 2017, on December 08, 2016, at 11:00am EST, as I discuss with

Bulgaria introduces compulsory fingerprint recognition for entrance into a hospital

According to Focus Information Agency, it is now mandatory for patients using the National Health Insurance Fund to cover treatment expenses to verify their identity via fingerprint recognition when checking into hospitals in Bulgaria. “What is different as of today is that the hospitals are obliged to register their activities to National Health Insurance Fund through a registration of patient’s fingerprint identification,” said Bulgarian Minister of Health Petar Moskov. “More than 300,000 health-insured Bulgarian citizens have already registered in the

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

Green Bit to showcase new biometric products at Global Identity Summit

Green Bit will introduce a new product family called DactyID along with its new fingerprint anti-spoofing software at the Global Identity Summit 2016, which will take place next week in Tampa, FL. The brand new DactyID family has been designed for the fast expanding market of digital transactions and added value e-services, which include banking, healthcare, and commerce. The new product is a compact single-finger FAP 20 FBI/PIV livescan, offering a superior built-in patented liveness finger detection system. It is