Credence ID will be providing identity verification services for Senegal’s Ministry of Health. The agency will specifically be using Credence’s VIBE identity verification and enrollment software, which will be deployed on desktop workstations and CredenceTAB biometric mobile devices.
The Ministry of Health is hoping that the new system will improve medical record keeping and lead to better patient outcomes, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In that regard, the Credence system has been integrated with Senegal’s national healthcare database to streamline clinical workflows. The technology will speed up patient identification at the point of service, and ensure that the records from that appointment are linked to the proper individual.
The Credence network is expected to be particularly beneficial for those receiving prenatal and neonatal care, and for those being treated for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the CredenceCONNECT device management platform will allow the Ministry to monitor its entire system using a simple browser interface. The dashboard lets administrators track the location of each device, and gives them a comprehensive look at its enrollment and verification logs.
The Ministry of Health and the World Bank chose Credence ID at the end of a competitive selection process.
“Getting patient identity right is where the power of mobile biometrics can make a huge difference in healthcare outcomes,” said Credence ID President and CEO Bruce Hanson, who currently sits on the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. “The combination of our certified ID hardware and software solutions, superior customer support and affordability for emerging markets are what set Credence ID apart.”
Credence released an updated 2.0 version of CredenceCONNECT back in July, after the original version of the platform debuted in September of 2019. In the meantime, the CredenceTAB tablet was used in a voter registration project in Papua New Guinea.
October 29, 2020 – by Eric Weiss