A secure identification is vital in the healthcare system, both to control logical access to centralized archives of digitized patients’ data, to limit physical access to buildings and hospital wards, as well as to authenticate medical and social support personnel.
Identity verification solutions based on biometric technology (fingerprints, iris recognition and vascular biometrics amongst others) can provide identity assurance and authentication, lowering healthcare fraud instances and increasing privacy and security.
Biometric technology adds operational competences to the healthcare system, reducing costs, fraud and increasing patient satisfaction by minimizing medical errors.
A great benefit of such applications is that they prevent administrative fines and penalties associated with unauthorized access to confidential patient medical information.
The use of biometric authentication tools also brings the option for healthcare facilities to extend physical control over access to medicine cabinets and laboratories.