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Healthcare identity authentication company Imprivata and biometrics firm Keyo have introduced a no-touch device that scans a patient’s palm to quickly confirm their identity upon check-in.Once their hand is placed over the device, the tool maps the veins in their palm within seconds and delivers its verdict to Imprivata’s broader PatientSecure platform via a USB connection. Of note, the surfaces of the scanner are covered with an antimicrobial copper coating in case of accidental contact, while the open shape of the device is designed to be easy to sterilize.
Alongside the scanner, the device comes with a software component that integrates with the organization’s health record system. The software provides users with a synchronized patient lookup interface and visual prompts to guide patients’ use of the device.
WHAT’S THE IMPACT?
Palm vein readers are among the wave of biometrics technologies such as fingerprint scanners, facial recognition and iris scanners that enterprises are using to guarantee that patients are who they are, and quickly deliver relevant medical information to clinicians and administrative staff. Having these tools in place can help organizations avoid fraud, and prevent employees from creating redundant medical records for repeat patients.
The spread of coronavirus, however, has …
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