A New York biometrics solution provider has acquired a patent that will secure medical records via a fingerprint and will add another layer of security to electronic medical records and controlled equipment.
JERICHO, N.Y.,–bioMETRX Inc., a leading developer and supplier of biometric solutions, today announced that it has acquired the patent that encompasses biometric security and retrieval of electronic medical records. The original system designed around the patent was engineered in 1997 with contributions from Computer Associates, Kodak and Hewlett Packard.
With the patent now in the Company’s name, bioMETRX is currently updating the system which will be branded smartTOUCH Records System(TM) and offered only through its wholly owned subsidiary, smartTOUCH Medical, Inc. This advanced system will allow patients, parents/legal guardians, and/or health professionals to attach their biometric samples to the patient’s electronic medical record. When needed, the biometrically authorized individual will simply place their finger on a scanner and the medical record will be retrieved.
“There has been a tremendous effort in the medical industry to understand and apply biometrics in a cost effective method that will secure confidential electronic medical records and controlled equipment. The promise of biometrics in the health field is now starting to generate serious interest and gain traction as more companies develop systems and products to adapt and streamline this technology into the market,” stated Lorraine Yarde, Chief Operating Officer of bioMETRX, Inc.
“Our company realized this need early on and while we initially focused on bringing to market a line of consumer lifestyle products, we also paid close attention to the medical and healthcare profession. This has allowed us to advance far beyond our competitors in this area, and why this patent will have huge implications for bioMETRX in the future,” Ms. Yarde went on to say. “The development of the smartCART(TM) has demonstrated that biometrics can and will efficiently secure controlled substances in a healthcare environment. Our smartSTIK-MD product is a biometrically protected portable medical data storage device, which falls squarely in the patent that bioMETRX has just obtained.”
The smartTOUCH Records System(TM) is expected to be available in late 2007 to health systems and medical providers. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.smarttouchmedical.com or www.biometrx.net.
About bioMETRX, Inc.
bioMETRX, Inc, is the leader in developing embedded biometric products for both the consumer and commercial markets. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the Company designs, develops and markets biometrics-based products to the consumer, health information, medical devices and small business markets under the common brand name – smartTOUCH. bioMETRX maintains its leadership role in the field of biometrics by consistently proving that its technology and intuitive interface can be seamlessly adopted by and applied to many different products spanning both consumer and commercial markets. bioMETRX has established a track record of consistently developing and bringing to market new and innovative products that address security and convenience issues.