UK healthcare provider selects ievo fingerprint readers

Newcastle-based Connect Health Ltd have installed ievo biometric fingerprint readers at their Referral Management Centre allowing the facility manager to not only have an instant headcount of personnel numbers and location at any moment, but also adding to the security of sensitive patient data. Connect Health is the largest provider of community musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy services in the UK. The 8,000 sq ft head office, which includes a large call centre, is open to staff who work different hours across

BIO-key biometric technology featured at HIMSS 2016

Ten of BIO-key International‘s healthcare partners will be highlighting the company’s solutions at the HIMSS 2016 event this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 35,000 healthcare IT professionals are expected to attend the four day educational and networking event. Microsoft’s Stephen Rose, Health and Life Science Industry Lead, will feature BIO-key’s technology during his session “Holograms, Wearables and Future Technology: How Trends in Technology are Changing the Face of Patient Care”. BIO-key solutions will also be highlighted at the company’s

GenKey healthcare solution shortlisted for Africa Healthcare Award

GenKey’s biometrics based healthcare solution has been shortlisted for the ‘Solution of the Year Award’ in the category ‘Awards for Technology and Solution Providers Operating in Africa and/or Exporting to Africa’. The Africa Healthcare Awards recognize excellence and achievements in the field of African healthcare provision; as well as recognizing new international solutions and technologies that have the potential to create positive change in Africa. The awards are judged by an expert panel drawn from senior management from African hospitals,

RX Safes releases biometrics-secured portable electronic health record device

Biometric medical security solutions provider Rx Safes announced the availability of its portable electronic health record (EHR) device called the Rx SafeEHR™. The Rx SafeEHR™ is a HIPAA compliant, fingerprint-secured portable storage device that allows for the secure storage and transmission of sensitive patient information between healthcare systems, providers and patients. The information on the device can only be accessed by the patient or persons authorized by the patient, using RX Safes’ biometric authentication platform and then downloaded directly to

SimPrints founders recognized by Forbes for fingerprint solution for healthcare access

SimPrints co-founders Toby Norman, Tristram Norman and Daniel Storisteanu have been recognized in the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs list for their impact in developing medical record-keeping technology for developing countries. SimPrints, which is partly funded by the Gates Foundation, has developed a pocket-sized fingerprint scanner that provides individuals in the developing world improved healthcare with an easy way to access medical records of patients in the developing world. According to its website, SimPrints also sees application of

CHIME $1M challenge driving the next big breakthrough in patient identification

The National Patient ID Challenge, a College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) initiative, is a year-long, $1-million effort to encourage innovators from around the world to participate in the creation and adoption of a private, secure and safe solution for ensuring 100 percent accuracy in identifying patients in the U.S. The challenge has two phases. The first phase is the “Concept Blitz Round”, where entrants design a concept for solving the national patient identification challenge. The second phase is

Fulcrum Biometrics provides fingerprint authentication solution for children’s health facility

Fulcrum Biometrics announced that Clarity Child Guidance Center, a non-profit mental health treatment centers for children, is now using the Biodentify biometric authentication solution to provide fast, easy and secure system login for their staff. With a staff of more than 150 healthcare professionals, Clarity required a more simplified and secure method of logging into their new electronic medical records (EMR) system. Biodentify replaces the previous password system with fingerprint authentication for Windows and EMR login, enabling Clarity to improve

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

Imprivata’s new patient identification platform uses palm vein biometrics

Imprivata launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a palm vein biometrics-based patient identification solution that generates a one-to-one link between patients and their correct medical record in their healthcare provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system. Imprivata PatientSecure helps resolve the growing need to accurately identify patients by scanning the patient’s hand to capture their unique palm vein pattern, which ultimately matches patients with their digital health record. The solution directly integrates with the top healthcare information systems and helps improve patient safety and

SpeechPro, PenRad develop voice biometrics solution for hospitals

SpeechPro USA and PenRad have combined their solutions to deliver a secure, voice biometrics-enabled data entry system for hospitals and clinics. By integrating SpeechPro’s voice biometric technology into PenRad’s Applicadia technology, the touchless solution allows staff to perform 100% data-entry through validated voice, to prevent disease transmission, enhance security, and boost professional productivity. With nearly 100,000 deaths caused by healthcare associated infections (HAI’s) each year, hospital staff and patients are constantly at risk for disease transmission. Fortunately, smart technologies such