Premium Content

Access "Vein-reader biometric authentication for health care, financials"

Published: 20 Oct 2012

An accident victim is rushed to the ER. He has no ID -- perhaps his wallet is still in the wreckage of his car, perhaps he simply left it at home. A staff person takes the victim's hand and waves his palm over a vein reader. In seconds, the hospital knows not only who he is, but has access to all his records, including blood type, allergies, pre-existing medical conditions and, yes, insurance. Not every use case for vein reading authentication technology is this dramatic, but health care facilities, along with financial institutions, are prime market targets for Fujitsu's PalmSecure, which has been in use in Japan and is now being marketed through partners in the U.S. "It makes the registration process, once someone is enrolled, much more streamlined for subsequent visits," said Rogel Reyes, director of patient access for Pleasanton, Calif.-based ValleyCare Health System. "Each time they come to a point of service they are not asked for their card or license; they simply place their palm over the scanner." Fujitsu partner HT Systems markets PalmSecure as a ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Does Windows 8.1 meet the demands of the BYOD age?
    windows_shopping_8-1.png
    E-Handbook

    The variety and sheer number of network endpoints, users and devices in the enterprise today is driving IT's demands for enhanced security features ...

  • Application security policy after Heartbleed
    ISM_0914.png
    E-Zine

    Enterprises leverage open source software for the perceived quality of the code, but the Heartbleed flaw has made many question their use of ...

  • Devising a security strategy for the modern network
    countering_cybercrime.png
    E-Handbook

    The network of today's enterprise is larger and more diverse than ever, which means there's more for hackers to attack. So as enterprises update ...