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BioSig-ID introduces “biosignature” biometrics to Epic EMR software


Biometric Signature ID recently announced that it has released an authentication solution for use with Epic’s electronic medical record (EMR) software.

Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations. The firm’s integrated software spans clinical, access and revenue functions and extends into the home.

Users of Epic’s electronic medical record software will now have access to Biometric Signature ID’s unique suite of “biosignature” authentication products including its Web-based application.

The integration of “biosignature” identity authentication into Epic’s electronic medical record software will enable healthcare organizations to secure multi-factor authentication access to medical records and gate access to system and user administration.

The system makes use of both the cloud and pattern recognition. The system’s biometric reader interfaces directly with the cloud, so that no software downloads or updates are required.

Identification is accomplished by having users hand-write four letters or numbers within a confined space on a Web page by moving their mouse, stylus or dragging their finger across their smartphone screen. The software assesses the unique pattern of length, angle, speed, height, number of strokes and stores the information in an encrypted database.

This data is compared to patterns collected by the user’s subsequent logins, confirming that the person who registered is the same person trying to access the account. Access is possible from any mobile device or PC. Only after successfully verifying their identity will the user gain access to the records.

The software comes complete with a robust audit trail that captures the activity surrounding the authentication event, providing an acute forensic tool to combat fraud and meet compliance needs.

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