Healthcare Biometrics

Healthcare biometrics refers to biometric applications in doctors’ offices, hospitals, or for use in monitoring patients. This can include access control, identification, workforce management or patient record storage. Read our research report on biometrics and healthcare.


India’s public health insurance system implements biometrics to cut fraud

The Indian government’s flagship health insurance scheme will soon require biometric verification for patient admissions and discharge processes to crack…


Biometrics and referential matching can solve patient ID problem, Verato CEO says

Verato CEO Mark LaRow lauds the recent decision by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass an amendment enabling the…


ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines

The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with…


Biometric opioid vending machines may solve Vancouver’s overdose crisis

A Harvard-trained doctor and professor of medicine living in Vancouver believes biometrics-controlled vending machines that dispense opioids could decrease the…


Nymi pitches biometrics as answer to healthcare industry cybersecurity threats

A pair of studies suggest that the healthcare industry is in the process of embracing biometrics to combat cybersecurity threats….


UNICEF urges methodical and wholistic approach in Africa’s race for digital identity

United Nations agencies have taken an increasing role in ID4Africa and other digital identity-related initiatives over the past few years….


U.S. Senate urged to allow federal funding for national patient ID

Advocates are urging the U.S. Senate to follow the House of Representatives in removing a ban on federal funding for…


Biometric health record access proposed by Indian government committee

India should digitize its healthcare system with interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) and Aadhaar-based biometric patient identification, according to a…


Intent Solutions biometric medication control device used in Kentucky hepatitis C program

The fingerprint biometric capabilities of the “tad” medication dispenser from Intent Solutions are providing medication adherence tracking as part of…


Healthcare organizations relying on legacy patient identity management technologies

More than half of healthcare organizations (58 percent) consider their patient portals to have above average or superior cybersecurity, despite…

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