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

Global healthcare biometrics market to surpass $2.8B by 2022

Market Research Engine released a new research report that forecasts that the global healthcare biometrics market will undergo a CAGR of 19.2 percent from 2016 to 2022 to exceed more than US$2.8B by 2022. The research report details the driving factors of the global healthcare biometrics market as increased financial profits, providing a practical option to passwords, decreased healthcare fraud attacks, governments supporting the adoption of biometrics in healthcare, and developing countries being integrated by biometric solutions in healthcare set-ups.

BIO-key reports interest in its fingerprint solutions from healthcare organizations

BIO-key International reports that it has received orders from ten healthcare organizations for its fingerprint biometric solutions during the second quarter of 2017. The orders represent approximately $250,000 in revenue from a range of new and existing customers. The organizations, which include hospitals, eye care centers, medical device manufacturers, medical labs and group practices, are utilizing BIO-key solutions to address online security concerns, improve workflow and meet multifactor compliance requirements. “BIO-key is achieving particularly strong sales traction in healthcare, expanding

CrossChx offering RightPatient cloud-based biometric patient ID service

CrossChx and RightPatient have formed a partnership, enabling CrossChx customers to use RightPatient’s biometric patient identification service and photo biometrics capabilities. Under the agreement, CrossChx users can easily transition their existing SafeChx biometrics solution to RightPatient, while continuing to use other CrossChx products. “With our deep experience in biometric technology, versatile cloud-based patient identification service, and a simple deployment model, this partnership is a perfect fit for CrossChx and their customers,” explained Michael Trader, co-founder of RightPatient. “CrossChx customers can

OT-Morpho helps deliver biometric wearable and digital health platform in rural India

Syscom Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of OT-Morpho, has partnered with social health nonprofit organization Khushi Baby Inc. to provide a fully decentralized biometric wearable and digital health platform to monitor and respond to the health of pregnant mothers and newborn infants in rural India. In a world-first, the project is deployed in over 300 villages with the District Health Society of Udaipur in Rajasthan. The platform includes a digital health record worn as a necklace by pregnant women and babies

Computer-Rx implements Crossmatch biometric ID technology

Crossmatch announced that pharmacy management solutions firm Computer-Rx has implemented its biometric identity management technology. Prior to selecting Crossmatch, Computer-Rx considered many competing technologies to replace usernames and passwords, including badge ID-scanning technologies. However, Computer-Rx chose Crossmatch fingerprint biometrics and its customizable DigitalPersona U.are.U SDK software for its attractive value proposition that includes a high level of security, improved operational efficiencies and convenient access to Computer-Rx pharmacy management solutions. “We wanted to provide our users with a convenient and secure

Advances in biometric technology could expand healthcare coverage in Africa

Advances in biometric technology are on the horizon which could be critical to the delivery of health services to many Africans, an informational session dedicated to healthcare at last month’s ID4Africa 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia heard from a panel of experts. Advances in fingerprinting which allow enrollment of children and even infants, biometrics capabilities in mobile devices, and open database systems are needed for a greater range of health services to be delivered to a greater number of people. ID4Africa’s

CHIME names finalists for $1M national patient ID technology contest

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ has named four finalists in its $1 million National Patient ID Challenge, aimed at developing a solution that ensures 100 percent accuracy of patient’s health data to reduce preventable medical errors, according to a report by Health Data Management. Correctly identifying patients continues to be a top challenge for healthcare organizations, with cases of misidentification negatively affecting patient care. “The time is now to solve this problem,” said Liz Johnson, chair of CHIME’s

University of Surrey testing blockchain for wearable biometric data‎ storage and analysis

The University of Surrey has won funding for three blockchain initiatives focused on healthcare, voting and digital archives that will store and analyze wearable biometric data, according to a report by V3. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is providing the university with a total of £1.1 million (US$1.4 million) for three bids that use distributed ledger technology (DLT), the technology behind blockchain that is used in Bitcoin currency. The first project, ‘Co-operative Models for Evidence-based Healthcare Redistribution’

Simprints lands grand prize at Women Startup Challenge Europe

Fingerprint technology firm Simprints, and its co-founder Alexandra Grigore, are the grand prize winner of the Women Startup Challenge Europe. Simprints is a nonprofit tech company from 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 a mobile device. The algorithm in the biometric scanner is