Healthcare Security Solutions

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that all healthcare organizations need to effectively meet a set of administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in order to protect the privacy of patient information. Furthermore, HIPAA compliance mandates incorporation of minimum two factor authentication for authorized employees to access protected health information. Basic password management no longer satisfies this requirement. Violating the HIPAA carries severe civil and criminal penalties including fines up to $250K and/or imprisonment up to 10 years for knowingly misuse of individually identifiable health information. Moreover, hospitals and healthcare facilities need accurate verification of patients’ identification in order to protect them from medical identity theft and insurance fraud, as well as to streamline outpatient registration processes.

BioGuard’s healthcare solution utilizes best-in-class biometric technologies to secure access to patient data. Using BioGuard’s solution, doctors, nurses, and other hospital employees register their biometric data (fingerprint, palm vein pattern, etc.) to the smartcard. For example, to access a patient’s electronic medical chart, they simply insert their smartcard and place their palm over the sensor, which is attached to the PC.The biometric sensor converts the palm vein image into a digital record that is then associated with a given patient’s medical records. Only doctors and other personnel authorized to treat a given patient can access that patient’s records.

BioGuard’s healthcare solution utilizes a hygienic, non-contact palm vein authentication device. It can be used to secure access to patient data or to restrict access to specific laboratories, operating rooms, etc. to authorized personnel only. Doctors can log into the system in sterile areas without having to remove their gloves.
In addition to complying with HIPAA data privacy regulations, BioGuard’s solution allows the optimization of treatment procedures, preventing errors and reducing paperwork. The risks of medical negligence and malpractice lawsuits are also significantly reduced, allowing healthcare facilities to benefit from lowered insurance costs.