Project Description

Biometrics in healthcare: Improved safety and privacy for patients

Biometrics Are Coming to Healthcare: Why Now?

Global healthcare has shifted away from its reliance on paper-based medical records toward use of electronic health records (EHR). The benefits of using EHRs to quickly retrieve patient data include:

  • Accurate and up-to-date information at the point of service
  • Highly coordinated and efficient care
  • Secure sharing of patient data among physicians
  • Fewer medical errors
  • Safer prescribing practices
Biometrics in Healthcare