Iris recognition market to reach $167.9M by 2019: report

A Frost & Sullivan report entitled “5-year Opportunity Analysis of the Global Iris Recognition Market”, finds that the iris recognition market will increase revenues from $142.9 million in 2014 to reach $167.9 million in 2019. The report finds that iris recognition will experience strong growth in the hospitality, healthcare and finance sectors over the long term as prices decline. “Global security threats and fraudulent activities heighten the need for iris recognition systems,” said Ram Ravi, Frost & Sullivan measurement and

Redgate Software working on code for open source fingerprint system

A team from Redgate Software will spend a week developing the code for an open source fingerprint system designed to improve the quality of living of people in the developing world. The biometric identification system is used by SimPrints, a non profit tech firm working with the Gates Foundation and charities like Médecins Sans Frontières to design a low-cost fingerprint scanner that healthcare workers can use in developing countries to identify and view patient’s health records on a mobile device.

Imprivata to exhibit biometric solutions for healthcare providers

Imprivata announced it will showcase its positive patient identification, two-factor authentication and clinical communication solutions at the Cerner Health Conference, to be held on October 11-14 in Kansas City. At the conference, Imprivata will demonstrate its positive patient identification solution PatientSecure, which uses palm vein biometrics to create a one-to-one link between patients and their respective medical record. Imprivata PatientSecure addresses patient misidentification by improving patient safety and satisfaction, preventing duplicate medical records and overlays, driving revenue cycle efficiency, and

WCA Hospital using Imprivata e-prescribing tool with fingerprint id

Imprivata announced that WCA Hospital in Jamestown, New York is using Imprivata Confirm ID, an e-prescribing tool with fingerprint identification support, to enable fast, secure electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). In using Imprivata Confirm ID, WCA is able to effectively eliminate dual prescribing workflows, improve clinical efficiency, and increase patient safety. Imprivata Confirm ID also integrates with Cerner Soarian, WCA’s EHR system, providing two-factor authentication options including fingerprint biometrics to give WCA’s providers a single, secure prescribing workflow for

New biometrics market research from TechNavio and Hexa Research

TechNavio has published two separate reports about the global hand geometry biometrics market and the biometrics market in BRIC countries, while Hexa Research has published a report examining the biometrics technology market based on application. Technavio’s “Global Hand Geometry Biometrics Market 2015-2019” report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global hand geometry biometrics market for the period 2015-2019. Technavio’s analysts predict the global hand geometry biometrics market — which include sales , from sensors, scanners, software,

GenKey provides biometric healthcare management system to Kenyan hospital insurance fund

GenKey announced it will provide its biometric-based healthcare system to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) of Kenya. The solution is comprised of an electronic healthcare information management system, including a biometric smart card solution for member registration, biometric deduplication, identification and verification; a healthcare management system for creating electronic claims at the hospitals; and in the future a core insurance application for processing claims at the NHIF. Under the agreement terms, GenKey will deliver hardware, software, training and support

North America the leading market for fingerprint identification in healthcare

Transparency Market Research has published a new report entitled, “Fingerprint Identification In Healthcare Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2015 – 2023”. This report offers a complete analysis of the global fingerprint identification technologies in healthcare market from 2015-2023, providing current market trends, industry growth drivers, challenges, and market projections for the coming years. Additionally, the report provides a full analysis of recent developments in fingerprint identification technology, Porter’s five force model analysis and detailed

Medical center deploys RightPatient biometric patient identification system

RightPatient announced that Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has implemented its biometric patient identity management, data integrity, and health security platform using iris recognition. Terrebonne will be using the RightPatient identity management system throughout the hospital in an effort to boost patient safety standards, prevent the duplication of medical records, and curb medical identity theft. The hospital thoroughly assessed multiple biometric patient identification solutions, including their backend search capabilities and the hygiene risks of contact versus non-contact biometric hardware, before

Simprints develops small fingerprint scanner for healthcare in the developing world

Four British postgraduate students have successfully built a pocket-sized fingerprint scanner designed to help individuals in the developing world get improved access to healthcare, according to a report by the Business Insider. Simprints, which is funded by the Gates Foundation, has developed a fingerprint scanner that provides health workers with an easy way to access medical records of patients in the developing world. After realizing that most fingerprint scanners were designed for westernized applications, such as commercial and criminal justice

Precise Biometrics smartcard reader approved for usage with Swedish healthcare system Pascal

Precise Biometrics announced that its smart card reader Tactivo has been approved for usage with Swedish national healthcare system Pascal, a mobile prescription solution for dose packaged medicals used by nurses, doctors and midwives. The Tactivo smart card reader utilizes strong two-factor authentication by combining smart card and fingerprint verification or smart card and PIN code. The solution with Tactivo provides swift and secure access to the prescription tool Pascal from iPhone or iPad using SITHS-card login, an identification card