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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.

 

Arkansas suit shows why trust can’t be assumed in biometrics matters

The operator and owners of a former hospital in Arkansas are going to court because they allegedly abandoned their patients’…

 

NextGate acquired by Lyniate, releases interoperable digital ID solution for healthcare

Digital identity solutions provider NextGate has entered a new definitive merger agreement with Lyniate, a company focusing on healthcare data…

 

Veriff targets healthcare fraud with new biometric identity verification platform

Veriff has released a new suite of biometrics-powered identity verification solutions designed specifically for the healthcare industry. According to the…

 

Ghana unveils plan to assign digital IDs to newborns

As a continuation of the national digital transformation agenda in the health sector, pregnant women in Ghana will soon be…

 

Health care sector always talking, planning digital ID management. Too little ‘do’

Among the most troubling problems facing health care providers, patient identity has not significantly improved since the digitalization of facility…

 

BioRugged applies biometrics and data to streamline healthcare in rural Mozambique

BioRugged is supporting the transition from paper-based systems to a biometric-based electronic patient registration and verification system for a Portuguese non-profit…

 

Florida bill would let police help hospitals biometrically ID the unidentifiable

A bill in the Florida state house would allow hospitals to request biometric identification of unidentifiable patients. Any law enforcement…

 

Simprints deploying biometrics for healthcare projects in Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania

Ghana will soon begin a pilot for an immunization project with a biometric solution from Simprints whereby service delivery of…

 

Civil servants urged to register in Kenya’s biometric health insurance system

Kenyan civil servants are being urged to complete biometric registration for the country’s National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) to make…

 

Patients not anti-face biometrics, but won’t tolerate privacy missteps — research

A U.S. study probing the acceptability of using face biometrics for medical research shows that participants are worried about identification…

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