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BIO-key partnership with HealthIDx extends its reach in the ePrescribing market


BIO-key announced that it has partnered with HealthIDx, a federal standards-compliant credential services provider (CSP), to offer a new compliant enrollment identity assurance service for ePrescribing. This partnership expands the markets for BIO-key’s biometric authentication solutions and makes BIO-key’s ePrescribing authentication available to many more health systems.

BIO-key provides “biometric plus” two-factor authentication solutions that integrate into ePrescribing platforms from EPIC and Allscripts, with more integrations in development.

ePrescribing regulations set out by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) require that some healthcare operations use a federally-approved identity proofing service before authorizing a practitioner to access an ePrescribing system. BIO-key’s new offering addresses this market need by providing secure and integrated identity proofing as part of the BIO-key biometric enrollment workflow.

BIO-key customers can host their enrollment and authentication services in-house, at BIO-key’s CSP, or a combination of both.

“We’re excited to be partnering with BIO-key in this important effort to increase the security, ease of use, and cost effectiveness of ePrescribing solutions,” said Scott Lowry, CEO of HealthIDx.

Jim Sullivan, SVP Global Sales for BIO-key added, “True to BIO-key’s history of providing our customers choices among any of over 40 fingerprint scanners on a variety of platforms, we offer customers more deployment options than any ePrescribing authentication solution provider. Discerning buyers know to compare the public NIST results of the various fingerprint authentication options available in the market, and will continue to choose BIO-key for superior user experience, as well as saving money.”

BiometricUpdate.com recently interviewed BIO-key International chairman and CEO Mike DePasquale about the company’s product developments and projects throughout 2015, growth in the OEM and mobility business segment, and how Windows 10 and its Hello security feature are helping to change the perception of biometrics among the general public.

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