Pairing a single sign-on system with two authentication technologies enables a small hospital in rural Iowa to provide easier access to electronic health records while ensuring only appropriate clinicians view patient information.
Hospitals are reaching different conclusions about whether biometrics technology needs to be paired with single sign-on systems to provide physicians and nurses with easier, yet more secure access to electronic health records.
Pairing a single sign-on system with authentication technologies enables hospitals to provide easier access to electronic health records while ensuring only appropriate clinicians view patient information, the IT director of a rural Iowa hospital says.
As more healthcare organizations ramp up their use of electronic health records, some are concluding that using biometric technology to verify patients' identities can help improve patient safety and prevent identity theft.
Why would a clinic serving uninsured and Medicaid patients in New York City invest in futuristic iris scanners? Because the technology helps the clinic avoid calling up the wrong patient record because of mistaken identity and also serves as a useful fraud prevention tool.