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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.

Japan is working to help Kenya implement a biometric system for holding and managing patients’ medical records, and scale up…

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Doctors in Japan challenge govt mandatory use of digital ID for health services

Several doctors and other individuals in Japan are suing the government to prevent the replacement of patients’ insurance cards with…


NADRA rolls out patient ID verification for transparency in organ transplants

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is introducing a new biometric patient ID verification system to enhance transparency in…


Clinical research shows infant fingerprint biometrics nearing real-world effectiveness

Confirming the identity of newborns in healthcare settings with biometrics may be within reach with current technology, according to a…


Global lessons from digitally identifying the poor for health in Cambodia, India, Rwanda

Digital technologies help in the development of health schemes, according to the findings of a new publication from the WHO….


WFP accelerator selects biometrics, digital ID integrators for pandemic preparedness

A World Food Programme accelerator scheme for digital health startups aimed at better pandemic preparedness has selected one that integrates…


How digital identity improved infection control during the Covid pandemic

The use of digital identity and identity access management (IAM) technologies in hospital settings during the COVID-19 pandemic improved infection…


Health care digital ID manager integrates with portal maker

Patient portal firm Meditech says its software now works with Identos‘ open standards-based digital ID management software. It means that…


Inadequate regulations, standards a problem for health care biometrics, says study

Interviews with 12 U.S. health care and biometrics technology insiders show a high level of sophistication when it comes to…


Japan to integrate health insurance cards into My Number digital ID in digitization push

The Japanese government has unveiled plans to discontinue its current health insurance card system and integrate its functionalities within the…

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