Novant Health Adds Iris Biometrics for Patient Identification

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Novant Health chooses iris biometrics for patient identification over palm vein to increase patient safety
Novant Health has deployed iris biometrics for patient identification.

Last week, Novant Healthcare announced that it has deployed our RightPatient™ iris biometrics patient identification solution within it’s hospital network to help:

  1. increase patient safety
  2. prevent duplicate medical records
  3. stop healthcare fraud and medical identity theft at the point of service

Both the Charlotte Business Journal and the Charlotte Observer highlighted the deployment in articles published in their respective media outlets, here are the links to both articles:

Charlotte Business Journal: Novant makes $1.1M investment in patient-identification technology

Charlotte Observer: Novant’s new iris scan connects patients to records

Both articles describe Novant’s motivation behind investing in an iris biometrics patient identification system and the resounding support of patients who are choosing to opt-into the system as a means of protecting their medical identity and ensuring they receive the right care. Plus, the article also describes how Novant officials compared iris biometrics to palm vein scanning used at Carolinas Medical Center and after evaluating both technologies, ultimately decided that the advantages of using iris outweighed palm vein.

Specifically, Novant officials liked the fact that iris biometrics does not require physical contact with any type of hardware device, and patients do not have to provide a second piece of identification when registering or being subsequently identified (as opposed to palm vein which can open the door to fraud and can’t completely eliminate duplicate medical records). To read more about the differences between palm vein and iris biometrics, please see this article.

We are proud to be partnering with Novant Health for the deployment of iris biometrics for patient identification throughout their care network and pleased to see positive patient acceptance of the technology to protect their medical identity.

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John Trader is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager with M2SYS Technology, a recognized industry leader in biometric identity management technology. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA M2SYS Technology's mission is to pioneer the high-tech industry by delivering long-term value to customers, employees and partners through continued innovation and excellence in all aspects of our business. M2SYS continues to innovate, build and bring to market leading-edge biometrics solutions that revolutionize the industry and expand the applicability of biometrics technology in our marketplace. You can view their Web site at www.m2sys.com or contact them via e-mail at info@m2sys.com