Biometric Signon

Here is a quick video of a doctor unlocking his workstation using a fingerprint reader imbedded in the keyboard. These keyboards are from Cherry. The single signon software is from Healthcast. Affinity uses this setup in physician offices and exam rooms.

7 thoughts on “Biometric Signon

  1. Hi Will,

    Do you know what kind of percentage of your docs are using the fingerprint reader as opposed to a traditional login? It looks a lot quicker and easier to me.

    Have you seen John’s review of Facial Recognition software over at the EMR and HIPAA blog?

    Best wishes,


  2. Nice comment anonymous.

    That is why I much prefer the facial recognition software that Chris referred to on my site.

    I’m working with the vendor on finishing the single sign on for our EMR application and then I’ll be doing a full clinical trial. I love it on my computer. I think it will work really well in an exam room too.

  3. The facial recognition stuff is really cool and seems to avoid some of the problems we have with the fingerprint reader (which won’t read the finferprint of less than 10% of our doctors).

  4. Device based authentication is expensive and only addresses authentication in the clinical setting. What about remote access and all the administrative users? Check out Trustable Passwords, Trustable Passwords is a performance biometric that recognizes the unique muscle memory of the user typing their password on any keyboard. As a software-only biometric, users pick a memorable password that never changes. The kicker is you can use the same strong authentication on-site and with remote access. FMOL Healthsystem and Cottage are both deploying Trustable Passwords.

  5. I can’t believe that your fingerprint readers won’t read 10% of your doctors. You must have set your security level really high. I have yet to have a problem with our fingerprint readers matching a fingerprint correctly.

    However, I still prefer the facial recognition. They just made it so that you can use 2 cameras for authentication. This is a nice feature for the taller and shorter staff members.

    Security wise facial recognition rules because it actually locks the computer when you leave. Fingerprint recognition has no way of knowing when you leave the computer.

    I’ll see if I can film a demo video of facial recognition and post it to my blog.

  6. Biometrics now a days with hi tech research and up gradation, is providing new sensors and scanners with higher reliability. Biometrics in healthcare sector is definitely a higher technological step forward. I am a representative of an established research based biometric firm named M2SYS Technology based in Atlanta Georgia. We have provided our fingerprint scanners to numerous healthcare institutions across various countries, who are now making a very fast and reliable patient record and staff identification systems through integrating our secured fingerprint identification system in their healthcare software. Our’s is a patent-pending fingerprint software solution that can be instantly integrated with a host application, avoiding development burdens associated with a fingerprint SDK. We also offer several off-the-shelf fingerprints software products that are distributed to the end user market through our expanding list of channel partners. I believe to keep up with speed of service and tracking the customers as well as employees in an efficient way, finger print scanners are one of the best solutions.

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