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 in healthcare: Improved safety and privacy for patients

2019-12-03T16:20:47-05:00By |

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 [...]