Crossmatch executive shares market trends and company strategy

Crossmatch announced the addition of typing behaviour as a passive behavioural biometric authentication layer for its DigitalPersona composite authentication solution this week. This follows a series of announcements throughout 2017 about new partnerships, new products, and contract wins that have kept the company in the headlines. John Hinmon, VP Global Marketing at Crossmatch addressed trends in the biometrics industry, Crossmatch’s continuing growth, and new developments for the company, including the BehavioSec partnership, in an exclusive email discussion with Biometric Update.

Google and Stanford researchers developing voice recognition models for medical conversations

Google is working with researchers and physicians at Stanford University on Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) models to transcribe medical conversations. In a blog post, Katherine Chou, Product Manager and Chung-Cheng Chiu, Software Engineer, Google Brain Team say that Electronic Health Records (EHR) documentation often takes half of a doctor’s 11-hour workday, contributing to burnout. Google cites recent research published in the Annals of Family Medicine which shows that physician satisfaction and medical chart quality and accuracy improved when scribes took

Credence Research forecasts biometrics in healthcare market growth

The global healthcare biometrics market will grow at a CAGR of 22.9 percent to surpass $13.9 million in revenue in 2025, according to a new report from Credence Research. “Healthcare Biometrics Market – Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017-2025” examines staff and patient identification solutions, and predicts that home and remote patient care, care provider authentication, patient tracking within healthcare facilities and prescription dispensing will be the key areas of demand during the forecast period. Demand is increasing for

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

Dermalog develops biometric multi-purpose card for Maldives citizens

Maldives Immigration has introduced a new multi-purpose biometric ‘Passport Card’ that can be used as a passport, for payments, a national ID card, a driver’s license, a health card, and an insurance card. Containing a combination of a dual-interface chip for contactless and contact card reading, the biometric card and system is developed by Dermalog and Maldives Immigration. “This is why the cards also contain 10 fingerprints for secure verification,” Gunther Mull, the CEO of Dermalog, said. “Together with Maldives

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Stock markets continue to trade at record highs. Financial analysts point out that broad market indexes have not suffered a decline of more than 3% since November of last year. The last time there was

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

Aetna rolls out FIDO, behavioral authentication for healthcare data security

FIDO Alliance executive director, Brett McDowell, reiterated in a blog post a report by the Wall Street Journal in which Aetna’s chief security officer Jim Routh discussed how the company adopted FIDO Authentication to improve the security and usability of its online services for its customers, partners and employees. Aetna is currently in the midst of a multi-year rollout of its next-generation authentication (NGA) platform across mobile and web applications. With NGA, Aetna is developing new industry best practices for