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.


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…


Fingerprints being piloted for prisoner medication access and drug tests in UK

A pair of programs in the UK are introducing biometric fingerprinting technology, in one case to distribute drugs and in…


U.S. hospital applies biometric facial recognition to cancer treatment verification after FDA approval

Parker Adventist Hospital in Colorado is using biometric facial recognition from Vision RT to confirm the identity and treatment of…


Verato signs partner and wins top ranking among patient matching services

Cloud-based patient matching company Verato has signed up advance care planning company ADVault as the first partner in its Powered…


NEC and Simprints join forces with Gavi to extend vaccination coverage with biometrics

In an effort to deploy a scalable child fingerprint identification solution they say will be the world’s first, NEC, Simprints,…

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