Biometrics-based patient identification: a prescription for better healthcare  

2019-08-29T09:31:57-04:00By |

The introduction of electronic health records has improved healthcare providers’ abilities to securely exchange patient data. Health data gives practitioners the most up-to-date medical information, including medications, allergies, and other health-related factors that influence treatment. But EHR is only effective if clinicians are confident the health record actual belongs to the person they’re treating. Unfortunately, no standard [...]

Biometrics for Identity Proofing in the Private Sector 

2019-07-11T11:31:39-04:00By |

Before an employer officially hires new personnel, security protocols typically require them to verify their applicant’s claimed identity. This process is known as “identity proofing”.  It ensures that the identity information supplied by the applicant is truthful and accurate, answering the question, “who are you?” and in doing so, establishing them as a trusted employee. That employee’s identity can then verified and authenticated for future security-related purposes, such as physical access control or systems login.   Identity proofing is critical in part because it helps employers know with confidence who it is [...]

Biometrics in government: Enhanced security and convenience for citizens

2019-08-28T09:52:04-04:00By |

A brief history of biometrics Fingerprint-based identification began in law enforcement. An Argentine detective first solved a crime using a latent print (left behind by the perpetrator) in 1892. In 1901, detectives in England and Wales officially began using fingerprints in criminal identification. Their use snowballed from there. By 1946, the FBI managed a [...]

Biometrics for Identity Proofing in the Private Sector

2019-08-28T09:53:54-04:00By |

Before an employer officially hires new personnel, security protocols typically require them to verify their applicant’s claimed identity. This process is known as “identity proofing”. It ensures that the identity information supplied by the applicant is truthful and accurate, answering the question, “who are you?” and in doing so, establishing them as a trusted employee. [...]