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.

 

Duke biometric wearable study for early COVID-19 detection expands with iOS launch, Fitbit and Garmin partnerships

The ‘CovIdentify’ study to track biometric data for early COVID-19 detection, being led by researchers Duke University, is expanding in…

 

Biometrics in healthcare to see four-fold increase by 2024 to over $2.7B

Although biometric adoption in the healthcare sector was initially limited to patient identification and verification, the adoption of electronic health…

 

Science 37 adds AiCure facial recognition and AI technology to improve virtual clinical trials

Virtual clinical trial service provider Science 37 has partnered with AiCure to improve virtual trials with biometric facial recognition, artificial…

 

Biometrics-enhanced systems help doctors provide contactless services amid COVID-19

A new partnership between ID.me and DrFirst enables healthcare providers using the iPrescribe mobile e-prescribing app to verify their identity…

 

DEA reopens 2010 rule on e-prescriptions for controlled substances to update biometric requirements

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on March 31, 2010, which…

 

Rapid fingerprint test for drugs might detect COVID-19

Executives at a biometrics firm in England say their portable fingerprint-reading technology could be used to diagnose COVID-19 in 10…

 

‘Pandemic drone’ tests to monitor for Covid-19 infections ends quickly due to privacy concerns

Testing by Westport, Connecticut of a drone to collect biometric readings has been abruptly canceled due to outrage over perceived…

 

Imprivata collaborates on biometric SSO and digital identity for clinical mobility with Microsoft

Imprivata has entered new digital identity collaborations with Microsoft to drive clinical mobility by providing seamless access with Imprivata Identity…

 

Liechtenstein to provide citizens with biometric bracelets to contain coronavirus

Liechtenstein has introduced a tech program to provide biometric bracelets for its citizens to monitor COVID-19 in real-time and keep…

 

Duke researchers to collect biometrics from wearables in search for early COVID-19 detection method

Do smartphones and biometric wearables already contain the data we need to know if we have become infected with the…

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