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.
The International Biometric Performance Conference entitled Performance, Evaluation and Specification of Biometric Technologies will bring together biometric users, technology providers, integrators and evaluators.
What will be the hottest skills and competencies within information security in 2010?
Application security and biometrics are among the in-demand skills, according to the latest quarterly published list of the 2009 IT Skills Pay and Demand Trends Report by Foote Partners, LLC.