BIO-key International, Inc. announced the deployment by Genesis HealthCare System, based in Zanesville, Ohio, of BIO-key’s biometric identification for staff to establish their identity when ordering, verifying or administering medications as required by Ohio law.
In the initial rollout, 2,000 clinicians and staff use fingerprint biometrics to establish their identity in Genesis’s Epic software to order, verify or administer medications. In the next phase of this project, Genesis is implementing fingerprint biometric user logon with Vergence, a single sign-on solution from Sentillion, a Microsoft company.
With these solutions in place, Genesis staff members can establish their identity with the touch of a finger, giving them faster access to the systems they are authorized to use.
Genesis HealthCare System is a not-for-profit organization that operates two hospital sites, Genesis-Bethesda and Genesis-Good Samaritan in Zanesville, Ohio, and several affiliated health care organizations. Its primary service area is a six-county region of southeastern Ohio.