In order to be able to provide and maintain their facility operations in a manner that protects the health and safety of theirs employees in compliance with all health and safety legislation and to continue to improve workplace health and safety, the prevention and reduction of accidents, today more and more pharmaceuticals companies are using “no touch”, contact-less palm vein scanning technology for their access control systems.
As the increasing number of cases of medical identity theft has shown, however, conventional identification processes are no longer adequate and present numerous issues that continue to put a patient’s safety at risk. These include simple clerical errors, technological failures and even dishonest hospital employees intending to commit fraud.
The Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric solution integrates into a hospital's registration system to bolster security of medical records and enhance the overall patient experience, according to the company. The PalmSecure technology helps hospitals prevent medical identify theft and comply with the Healthcare Insurance guidelines while ensuring that patients receive care more efficiently.
PalmSecure technology uses a near-infrared light to capture a patient's palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against pre-registered users' palm vein patterns. It is a contactless authentication technology that offers a hygienic solution for verifying patient identity.
As part of a Hospital's registration system, the PalmSecure solution will protect patient identity and medical information, prevent impersonation and eliminate misidentification related to human error. It also eliminates duplicate medical records resulting from having patients registered under more than one name or address during multiple visits, and it allows for positive identification in an emergency — even if a patient is unconscious.