M2SYS healthcare solutions announces KinderGuardian™ child safety initiative to help fight child abduction
Opt-in nationwide system containing child biometric profiles designed to help healthcare providers identify missing children
Atlanta, GA (February 4, 2014) – M2SYS Healthcare Solutions – a division of M2SYS Technology, a global innovator in biometric identification management products – announced today the launch of a new child anti-abduction system called KinderGuardian™, which offers healthcare facilities using the RightPatient™ iris biometric patient identification system the ability to store a child’s biometric templates and basic biographic information in the cloud. The system is optional for parents and guardians to participate.
KinderGuardian™ was conceived and designed as an additional tool in the fight against child abduction, which affects over 800,000 children and families annually. If an enrolled child is abducted, their KinderGuardian™ record can be flagged. Since an abducted child will need medical care at some point, a healthcare provider using RightPatient™ can run a centralized search against KinderGuardian™ to instantly determine if they are the victim of kidnapping. Participation in KinderGuardian™ is 100% voluntary, and parents can even opt to have their child’s biometric data stored on a USB drive for quick reference.
“The fight to stop child abduction and locate the missing is often a confluence of several different entities working together to leverage each other’s resources,” said Michael Trader, president of M2SYS Technology. “Knowing that we are providing a service to hospitals that helps ensure 100% patient identification accuracy encouraged us to develop KinderGuardian™ so that healthcare facilities can use the system in the fight to stop this terrible problem. Healthcare is a practical setting to launch this initiative, and we are committed to the cause of helping to stop child abduction by demonstrating the utility and resourcefulness of our RightPatient™ patient identification system.”
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