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

Digital health tool uses facial recognition and gaming technology to collect vital signs

A hospital in Scotland is testing a new digital health platform which uses facial recognition and gaming technology to collect vital signs from several patients at once, according to a report in mHealth Intelligence. Researchers at the University of St. Andrews developed the technology, which measures an individual’s blood rate and pulse oxygen levels using a special camera and software platform. The platform is currently being tested in the respiratory ward at Victoria Hospital in Fife, with the potential to

Florida Hospital using PatientSecure biometric ID solution

Florida Hospital is using PatientSecure biometric identification technology to decrease paperwork, improve accuracy, and prevent identity theft, according to a report by Highlands Today. Using PatientSecure’s infrared light technology, Florida Hospital Heartland is able to scan and image veins in an individual’s palms to register and identify patients. The device then links the unique biometric characteristics to each patient’s electronic health record, verifying that the person is who they claim to be. “PatientSecure provides a safe, secure, confidential, and easy

NextGate adds facial recognition to patient ID platform

Healthcare technology company NextGate have added facial recognition technology to its MatchMetrix platform, giving organizations additional mechanisms to search for and identify patients, thereby improving the speed and accuracy of matching duplicate records, decreasing fraud, and improving patient safety. Built on a neural network, NextGate’s facial recognition solution is trained to recognize important compositional features and then convert that information into a score. The score is incorporated into NextGate’s #1 KLAS rated Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) as an additional

University Health Care System selects RightPatient biometric patient ID system

Augusta, Georgia-based University Health Care System has implemented the RightPatient biometric patient identification system to improve patient safety, data integrity, and revenue cycle by preventing duplicate medical records, fraud, and patient identification errors. According to a company statement, University Health was pleased with the seamless integration of RightPatient into their Epic workflows and the unique ability to minimize potential patient registration errors. Nearly 50,000 University patients have enrolled in the system. Using RightPatient, patients simply take their picture and the

EyeLock announces iris recognition technology breakthrough

EyeLock announced new iris recognition technology that works to authenticates identities at distances of 60 cm, with glasses, contact lenses and in daylight. The technology is designed for implementation in smartphones and mobile devices, and across automotive, healthcare and other edge-of-network applications. According to a company statement, EyeLock’s technology represents a breakthrough in proprietary software, security, algorithms and optics, and delivers the most secure, reliable and user-friendly capabilities available in the market today – outperforming the iris recognition solutions available

Integrated Biometrics sees growing global demand for fingerprint products

In an effort to keep up with growing global demand for reliable fingerprint biometrics products, Integrated Biometrics announced that it has published French and Spanish versions of its company website. “The demand for reliable fingerprint biometrics products continues to grow across the globe, which is driving our development of our multi-lingual website and outreach at industry events with strong international presence,” Integrated Biometrics Vice President David Gerulski said. Gerulski explained that interest from Spanish speaking countries and African nations with

RightPatient contributes biometric patient identification software to pediatric cancer centers

In an effort to strengthen patient safety by ensuring that patients are accurately identified prior to radiation or chemotherapy treatment, RightPatient has launched an initiative to donate its cloud-based biometric patient identification software to pediatric cancer centers across the United States. According to a statement by the company, RightPatient is a cloud-based biometric identification platform developed to recognize patients from any encounter end point. When used with photo biometrics, patients are accurately identified following a simple, intuitive, and hygienic photo

UMANICK shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016

UMANICK announced today that it has been shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016. Startupbootcamp is Europe’s largest business accelerator, operating 10 accelerators across Europe and one in Singapore, each focused on an industry suited to the location. Digital Health Miami is the first Startupbootcamp program in the US, and it has a $2 Million grant from the Knight Foundation to support companies that are innovating in healthcare and focused on the eradication of healthcare disparities in the United