Lumidigm fingerprint sensors used for new VaxTrac expansion in Benin

Lumidigm has announced that its multispectral imaging fingerprint sensors, as part of a solution created by VaxTrac, will help to stop vaccine waste at 31 new clinics in southern Benin, West Africa. The company has also announced these solutions will be displayed in a presentation from VaxTrac at Connect: ID in Washington, DC next week.   This latest version of the VaxTrac system uses fingerprint of both mother and child for a more robust identification. According to Lumidigm – which is now

Fujitsu Frontech North America, Vecna team up on biometric patient identification and registration

Vecna, a provider of patient self-service solutions, along with Fujitsu Frontech North America have announced a strategic partnership to deliver a new complete biometric patient authentication solution. Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology uses near-infrared light to capture a patient’s vein patter, generating a unique biometric template for identification verification. Vecna’s On-Site Registration solution enables patients to update demographics, pay bills, verify insurance and print directions to their care provider. “Our On-Site Registration kiosks optimize patient communication at the point-of-service,” Ben Bau, Vice President and

BIO-key International healthcare partners to present fingerprint authentication at HIMSS 2014

BIO-key International has announced that the company’s healthcare integration partners, including Allscripts, Caradigm, Epic, HealthCast Solutions and Key Source International will be presenting BIO-key’s fingerprint authentication solutions for EHR and patient identification at HIMSS 2014,set to take place February 23-27, 2014 at the Orlando Convention Center in Florida. “Our products enhance productivity and efficiency. Leading hospitals utilize BIO-key to reduce the organizations’ reliance on passwords, meet compliance requirements for two-factor authentication and EPCS while generating more time to care for

M2SYS launches biometric system to fight child abduction

M2SYS Healthcare Solutions – a subsidiary of M2SYS — has announced the launch of a new biometric anti child abduction system called KinderGuardian. According to the company, If an enrolled child is abducted, their KinderGuardian™ record can be flagged. Since an abducted child will need medical care at some point, a healthcare provider using RightPatient™ can run a centralized search against KinderGuardian™ to instantly determine if they are the victim of kidnapping. In addition, says M2SYS, the system works well in

$1,000 Genome will improve health, lower healthcare costs

Last year, the going cost to get one’s genome sequenced was about $10,000. Now it will be closer to one grand.  Illumina, a publicly traded biotech company that specializes in the gene-sequencing machine market, has succeeded in reducing genomic analysis costs by a factor of ten. Through continuous innovation, Illumina technology has broken down barriers in human genome sequencing by increasing data throughput by an astounding rate.  The result has been dramatic price reduction, ushering in the age of the

Global market for biometrics in healthcare set for big gains: report

The global biometrics market in the healthcare industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.95 percent between 2013 and 2018. According to a new report available in the library, one of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the high adoption of biometrics by hospital managements. At the same time, market has also been witnessing rapid technological advancement, but strong competition from inexpensive non-biometric technologies could post a challenge to growth, the report says. The

Fingerprint drug screening research trials begin in Finland

Intelligent Fingerprinting, along with addiction medicine experts at the University of Eastern Finland and Addoz Oy, have announced the launch of a research study aimed at drug rehabilitation treatment for opioid-dependent patients, which uses fingerprint biometrics. According to the stakeholders, the project, which both tests drug levels and uses biometrics to identify patients, is backed by a $US 1.4 million (€1 million) grant from Eurostars, a program for funding research and development initiatives within SMEs across Europe. Opioid substitution treatment involves the

Trends in biometric technology for 2014

Everyone is in agreement that the global market for biometrics will see massive growth in 2014, but opinion varies on where that growth will occur most. Mobile was big in 2013, as were other consumer and healthcare applications, but what will 2014 be like for the industry? According to new research from BCC Research, the global biometric technologies market is expected to reach $8.7 billion in 2013 and will increase to nearly $11.2 billion next year. In addition, BCC projects

Vital Connect and Aventyn launch wearable biosensor platform for patient monitoring

Vital Connect and Aventyn have announced a new collaboration to commercialize the combination of the Vitalbeat mobile remote monitoring platform and the Vital Connect HealthPatch MD biosensor. According to Aventyn, Vitalbeat is designed to help clinicians better manage chronic disease patient populations, including congestive heart failure patients and to prevent avoidable readmissions. Vital Connect’s HealthPatch MD biosensor is capable of capturing clinical-grade biometric measurements in a continuous, configurable and non-obtrusive manner using a patch worn on the chest. According to the company,

Explainer: Healthcare and Medical Biometrics

Healthcare biometrics refers to biometric applications in doctors’ offices, hospitals, or for use in monitoring patients. This can include access control, identification, workforce management or patient record storage. Many hospitals and healthcare organizations are currently deploying biometric security architecture. Secure identification is critical in the health care system, both to control logical access to centralized archives of digitized patients’ data, and to limit physical access to buildings and hospital wards, and to authenticate medical and social support personnel. There is