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This article is part of the February 2009 issue of Improving your network security strategy in a recession
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 >>>
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