Imprivata adds touchless biometric palm scanner for safe patient matching

Imprivata adds touchless biometric palm scanner for safe patient matching

Digital identity firm Imprivata has partnered with biometric device supplier Keyo on a new contactless biometric palm scanner for its PatientSecure healthcare solution, the company announced on Tuesday.

Integrated with PatientSecure software, the device combines biometric and referential matching to link patients to their medical records.

This is achieved through a process of in-person identity proofing, advanced record resolution, and authentication.

Part of the Imprivata digital identity framework for healthcare strategy, the new PatientSecure device has been developed to enable biometric patient identification while limiting risks of COVID-19 transmission.

“Patients are expecting a safe and streamlined experience as they return to physical locations for medical care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” commented Dr. Sean Kelly, Chief Medical Officer at Imprivata.

“We’re pleased to help our customers meet those expectations with the touchless biometric identification, improved patient matching, and workflow optimization offered with the latest version of Imprivata PatientSecure.”

According to Imprivata, the new PatientSecure device not only will improve patient safety and reduce medical errors, but also enhance patient experiences and streamline workflows with touchless authentication.

The partnership with Keyo, which also partnered with Fujitsu to integrate PalmSecure palm vein recognition into its payment solutions back in 2017, brings palm biometrics to PatientSecure to protect patients and healthcare providers against fraud as well as eliminate duplicate and overlaid medical records.

It will also help reduce medical claim denials and improve financial outcomes, according to the announcement.

“We are beyond excited to bring touchless biometric technology to the healthcare market with Imprivata,” said Jaxon Klein, CEO of Keyo, commenting on the news.

“Touchless patient identification delivers this kind of solution and value for healthcare right now when it is needed most.”

Imprivata is holding a webinar to demonstrate the solution on October 21.

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