ImageWare enters five year marketing agreement with American Biometric Solutions

ImageWare and American Biometric Solutions, Inc., a partnership of medical professionals and investors, have entered an agreement to market ImageWare’s pillphone. ImageWare’s pillphone is a biometrically secured mobile healthcare communications application, powered by ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive. The FDA-cleared application uses patented messaging technology and offers interactive medication adherence reminders and information exchange to help healthcare payers, providers, and others connect with patients. The five-year, non-exclusive license agreement includes a six figure upfront licensing cost and equal revenue split from future

Imprivata report reveals that biometric ID improves patient care, reduces hospital costs

Imprivata released a new study entitled ‘2016 National Patient Misidentification Report‘, which reveals that patient misidentification has become rampant and carries significant consequences that negatively impact patient care and the hospital’s financial performance. The report is based on a survey of 503 top-level healthcare executives and care providers across the U.S. Among the key findings, 64 percent of respondents said that a patient is misidentified in the typical healthcare facility very frequently or all the time. The patient misidentification crisis

UMANICK strengthens presence in Latin America with new office in Colombia

In an effort to strengthen its presence in Latin America, UMANICK has opened an office in the capital of Colombia, located in the technology companies cluster ParqueSoft Bogota, which will be the base of the new business development team for Latin America. The opening of this office meets the company’s objectives of ensuring a stable presence in the region, managing current prospects and developing new business opportunities. The company’s strategic growth plan puts the focus on Colombia, Peru and Mexico,

Princeton Identity implements iris recognition for access control at long term care facility

Princeton Identity recently implemented an iris recognition solution at a long term care and independent residential/retirement facility in Erie, Pennsylvania to make access control procedures easier and more convenient for residents and staff. The solution involved adding two IOM (Identity on the Move) Walk-Through Identity systems and six IOM Access Control readers in the personal care building. IOM readers are installed on four sets of doors at two heights – a lower position for those in wheelchairs and a higher

Bulgarian court rules against fingerprint identification in hospitals

Bulagria’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that fingerprint identification in hospitals is not valid, according to a report by the Sofia News Agency. Previously reported, it became mandatory on November 1st for patients using the National Health Insurance Fund to cover treatment expenses to verify their identity via fingerprint recognition when checking into hospitals in Bulgaria. The implementation of fingerprint recognition was planned for the beginning of October but the deadline was extended due to some medical establishments not purchasing

CTS Healthcare Services integrates RightPatient biometric platform for patient check-ins

RightPatient has partnered with CTS Healthcare Services to facilitate fast, secure, and accurate patient identification during self-service check-ins. The integrated RightPatient biometric platform streamlines the patient check-in process while reducing wait times, improving patient safety and preventing identity theft. “Patient misidentification and duplicate records continue to be a pressing problem in the healthcare industry,” said Michael Trader, co-founder and president of RightPatient. “Our partnership with CTS Healthcare Services demonstrates our commitment to ensuring accurate patient identification and safety at any

Imprivata showcasing new secure authentication solutions at healthcare conference

Imprivata is showcasing its comprehensive identity and authentication platform, Imprivata Confirm ID, and its full suite of solutions for enabling healthcare providers to access, communicate and transact patient health information securely and conveniently at the Cerner Health Conference this week in Kansas City, Missouri. Imprivata Confirm ID enables fast, secure authentication for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), clinical workflows and remote access by allowing providers to meet DEA and state-level requirements for EPCS while ensuring a fast, efficient workflow.

Biometric trends for 2017

This is a guest post by Alan Goode, Managing Director at Goode Intelligence. Biometrics is one of the hottest topics in technology and cybersecurity markets today. The use of biometrics for user authentication and identity assurance is an essential improvement over usernames and passwords, and innovations in mobile devices, wearables, and other technologies are bringing biometrics to mainstream audiences. ‎ Join me for this webinar, Biometric Trends for 2017, on December 08, 2016, at 11:00am EST, as I discuss with

Bulgaria introduces compulsory fingerprint recognition for entrance into a hospital

According to Focus Information Agency, it is now mandatory for patients using the National Health Insurance Fund to cover treatment expenses to verify their identity via fingerprint recognition when checking into hospitals in Bulgaria. “What is different as of today is that the hospitals are obliged to register their activities to National Health Insurance Fund through a registration of patient’s fingerprint identification,” said Bulgarian Minister of Health Petar Moskov. “More than 300,000 health-insured Bulgarian citizens have already registered in the

Park Ridge Health implements PatientSecure biometric patient identification system

In an effort to enhance patient safety by improving accuracy and helping prevent identity theft, Park Ridge Health in Western North Carolina has implemented the PatientSecure biometric identification solution. PatientSecure uses palm vein recognition biometrics to accurately identify patients at any point of entry to care at Park Ridge Health. The PatientSecure device uses infrared light to scan the palm, then links the unique biometric trait to each patient’s electronic health record. “PatientSecure provides a safe, secure, confidential and easy