In an effort to secure patient files while allowing for quick, easy and reliable accessing of those files, many hospitals and other health care institutions are turning towards vascular biometric devices such as ones developed by Fujitsu Computer Products, to identify patients, according to a TampaBay.com article.
In addition to saving time and cutting out many clerical errors, vascular biometrics are often being chosen by health care facilities as they do not require any contact with the device for authentication and would not create an issue with germs or bacteria.
As well as assisting care givers with patients’ records, the devices will also be available to assist in identifying unconscious patients brought in to the emergency room. As use of such devices and technology rises, however, experts warn of the importance of securing patient biometric data to keep fraudsters from being able to access private information.
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