Biometric Palm Reading: The Future of Patient Identification?

Mackenzie, Kathryn
May 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2009, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p51
The article focuses on the use of Fujitsu's PalmSecure palm-vein biometrics system in the ValleyCare Health System in Pleasanton, California. The hospital became the first one on the West Coast and third in the country to use the system. This system, which uses near-infrared light to capture a patient's palm-vein pattern, helps in detecting and preventing patient's identity theft.


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