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.
Army Biometrics Taskforce Director Myra Gray sees biometrics as the best identifier of individuals but shouldn't be employed alone as means to shield people's identities from those who would cause harm.
Interview with Myra Gray, Director, U.S. Army Biometrics Task Force
Though fingerprint and iris scans have advantages over passwords and magnetic identity cards as a means to grant access to IT systems, in many instances, the biometric technologies aren't ready to be employed alone, says Myra Gray, director of the...
Interview with Lisa SwanDeputy DirectorBiometrics Task Force, U.S. Army
American combat forces deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq employ biometrics to tell our friends from insurgents and terrorists. Back home, the Defense Department uses similar fingerprint, iris and facial recognition tools to manage access to...