How palm-scanning tech can improve patient safety, prevent fraud: 3 key details

Imprivata PatientSecure, a new biometric scanning technology, enhances patient safety by tying a patient's record to their unique palm vein pattern.

Here are three key details about the technology:

1. The technology works by having patients place their hand on a device that reads the vein pattern, creating a direct link between the patient and their medical record.

2. The PatientSecure system also prevents medical fraud, ensuring nobody but the patient can use a borrowed or stolen medical insurance card.

3. The technology is currently being used at the Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth system.

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