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Healthcare Biometrics

Biometrics are used in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other healthcare setting for ensuring accurate patient identification, or for monitoring patients. Applications can include access control or patient record storage. Patient monitoring outside of traditional healthcare settings can also employ biometrics, and biometrics are also being implemented for developing applications like electronic prescriptions and remote diagnosis.

MSP Recovery has deployed its biometrics-enabled app, LifeWallet as part of a new pilot program with Miami-based care provider Cano…

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French parliament approves €20M project for biometric health card

The French parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has voted for a new €20 million (roughly US$20.4 million) project 242-95 to establish a…

 

Berkshire granted $2M to further develop opioid treatment device with finger, dental biometrics

Berkshire Biomedical has been awarded funding to continue the development of its biometric home methadone administration device. The technology’s development…

 

Portable health record created for US Border Patrol. Can it work for everyone else?

When officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency recently discussed their new portable health records system used for…

 

Protection of health data comes with catches when it comes at all

Health data is the innermost kukla in the nesting doll that is personal digital privacy, and try as some might,…

 

Zimbabwean start-up lands €250K award with biometric verification solution

VaxiGlobal, a biometrics-based vaccine verification solution developed in 2019 by a trio of health workers in Zimbabwe, has won the…

 

NADRA extends biometric ID-linked health insurance to Punjab

Pakistan’s identity authority, the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), has signed an agreement with the Ministry of National Health Services…

 

Ethiopia uses Mastercard platform to launch biometric digital health pass

The Ethiopia Ministry of Health, Mastercard, Gavi, and JSI (John Snow, Inc) have partnered on a digital, portable health pass…

 

Certify’s face biometrics to ID hospital patients in Washington, D.C. area

The Virginia Hospital Center Health System will begin identifying patients with facial recognition to curb fraud and patient misidentification. The…

 

Imprivata acquires SecureLink with PE investment to address enterprise digital identity gaps

Imprivata is bringing access management and security firm SecureLink into its healthcare-focused portfolio, supported by an investment from private equity…

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