Biometrics hold potential in health IT security
21 May, 2010
category: Biometrics, Health
Due to recent pushes for electronic health records, patient privacy concerns and fraud reductions in health care, biometrics are becoming increasingly important in the industry, according to a Healthcare Technology Online article.
Among the many modes of biometrics available fro use in health care, vascular biometrics seems to be the most viable option for many purposes due to its being more fraud-proof than fingerprints and cheaper than iris scans.
Among the many applications for the technology in health care, many are aimed directly at the patient. It is becoming more common for proper patient identification to be necessary for such normal tasks as registering patients, calling up their health records, and tracking medication.
However, beyond simply helping the patient, the technology is also proving useful as a way to stop insurance fraud as a person needs to be authenticated as who they claim to be before receiving medical assistance as well as protect records so that only approved personnel can access them.
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