Biometrics in Healthcare: A Digital Revolution
Healthcare professionals are turning to biometrics to overcome internal and external challenges. Internally, healthcare facilities are facing issues in correctly identifying treatment for patients, maintaining accurate records for patients, and ensuring specified practitioners are able to provide the right care.
The big external issues for healthcare are preventative measures against fraud. False invoicing and multiple-claims are daily issues, but now hackers are able to bypass digital security measures in obtaining sensitive information.
With biometrics, healthcare facilities believe that it is a viable option to reduce exposure to risk internally and externally. Using biometrics, healthcare professionals will need to authenticate their identity to be able to access records and be able to provide the appropriate care. This also extends to keeping medical records safe, as biometrics require a person to be physically present in using their distinguishing characteristics to access the records.
Some solutions even involve biometrically verifying a patient’s identity prior to treatment or consultation. This is especially useful for treatments to be distributed to ensure the right person is receiving the right care.
Fingerprints, iris, voice, are some of the strong biometric options currently being explored in the healthcare industry. Mobile tech is changing the industry and biometrics is just part of this transformation. Check out a great video to learn more about some of the other factors in the digital transformation of health!