NYU Medical Center Introduces Patient Biometric Scanning

| June 19, 2011 | Reply

Starting June 5th, NYU’s Langone Medical Center took one step closer to making patient admissions a whole lot easier. The hospital introduced electronic patient-tracking, using Epic Systems’ software, paired with biometric identification technology from PatientSecure.  The biometric scanner scans the veins in a persons hand using near-infrared light, negating the need to fill out admissions paperwork every time a patient visits the hospital. Instead, the patients’ hand is scanned and their records are pulled up. Combining vasculature scans with patient photos, NYU should be able to move towards minimizing patient misidentification and reducing duplicate records.

Source: engadget

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