This post first appeared on the  recently acquired Fortress Identity blog: 

Since the rise of data breaches and the threat of cyber security in the recent years, healthcare organizations and providers are moving from traditional paper standard to a modern electronic world, but not without challenges. 

Essential Briefs focused on identifying salient topics in the healthcare IT space that highlight mind share, market share and market opportunity of specific healthcare software technologies. Now, biometric solutions are beginning to make way in healthcare, leveraging technologies to better secure access to patient records and data sources. You may be familiar with fingerprint authentication for now, but according to this study, these three areas of biometrics could have an impact and growth in the very near future. 

Two-Factor (Multi-Factor) Identification

This multiple authentication process helps make endpoints more secure, by gaining access with something you are (biometric) in combination with something you know (password) or something you have (key card). 

Enterprise Single Sign On (ESSO)

Having one password for all may seem risky, but a single sign-on reduces the amount of password fatigue and improves workflow. An ESSO also enables easier monitoring and password management. 

Patient Identification

Patient Identification involves palm print recognition or vascular palm/vein pattern authentication. Some of the benefits derived from this process includes fraud reduction, and fewer duplicate patient records. 


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