HealthCare

Interview: Jeff Harris, SVP, ImageWare Systems

Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently conducted an interview with Jeff Harris, senior vise president of ImageWare Systems. The conversation begins with some background on the biometric identity services company before looking at its recent CTIA award and Harris’ thoughts on the ongoing debate over authenticating on-device and in-the cloud. Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile…

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

This week at Mobile ID World the news showcased the wide range of mobile security solutions offered by biometric technology, stories concerning financial and healthcare markets, and some positive predictions in regards to smartwatch and flagship phone sales numbers. We also reported on two security-minded alliances aiming to lock down the looming threat of security…

Valencell Exec Joins CEA’s Health and Fitness Subcommittee

Valencell Exec Joins CEA’s Health and Fitness Subcommittee

The Consumer Electronics Association has created a new Health and Fitness Technology Subcommittee, and a major Valencell executive has joined its ranks. Chris Eschbach, Ph.D., is Valencell’s Director of Exercise Science and Clinical Trials, and on the subcommittee he’ll be in a position to help lead the consumer sector’s embrace of wearable tech. Already a…

Avnet to Fill HIMSS Booth with Partners

Avnet to Fill HIMSS Booth with Partners

Avnet Technology Solutions is showing off a range of offerings at this year’s HIMSS conference in Chicago. Additionally, four Avnet partner companies will be exhibiting at the company’s booth, including tech consulting firm Razor Technology, infrastructure developer Lumenate, enterprise tech integrator Sirius Computer Solutions, and IT solutions provider SHI International. The company is also going…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Alignment and Vivify Team Up to Deliver Home Care

Alignment and Vivify Team Up to Deliver Home Care

Alignment Healthcare (AHC), a company specializing in population health management, has teamed up with Vivify Health to develop a secure remote care platform. The partnership will see AHC patients equipped with Vivify tech kits for cloud-based remote care. In their Vivify kits AHC patients will find Samsung tablets that have been paired with Bluetooth-enabled biometric…

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Risk management and fraud prevention company Early Warning has announced that it is buying Authentify, Inc. The companies have signed a definitive agreement to that end, and the deal is set to close in the immediate future. Early Warning is expecting the acquisition to have a major payoff in enhancing its platform of digital channel…

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

This week at Mobile ID World brought headlines concerning the Internet of Things, wearable authentication, healthcare, mCommerce and more. Here are the top mobile identity management stories from the first week of April: Watching the Watches, Watching The Internet of Things This week we learned a little bit more about the highly priced Apple Watch…

Mobile Healthcare to Help Train Future Doctors

Mobile Healthcare to Help Train Future Doctors

An up-and-coming radiologist is developing an online cardiac CT training tool using Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD system. In a blog post on the company’s website, Randy Rountree describes the new tool, called RadIQ and developed by Chris Maroules, a senior resident in the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine’s radiology program. Maroules is leveraging ResolutionMD’s…

Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medisafe, a medication management app, has begun to incorporate biometric data into its platform, the company has announced. Users of the iOS and Android apps will now be able to track metrics such as blood pressure and glucose levels via their devices’ biometric sensors and other digital equipment. While the platform’s mandate is to help…

AMREL to Woo Insurers with Tough Tablet

AMREL to Woo Insurers with Tough Tablet

Rugged electronics developer AMREL has announced that it’s going to be showing off its new Android Tablet at the PLRB 2015 Claims & Insurance Conference. In a statement, AMREL’s Director of Product Marketing, Linda Talcott, explained that it wasn’t just insurers’ love of a safe bet that made the company decide to attend the conference:…

Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

A biometrics developer will be showing off a unique modality at this year’s CES on the Hill event in Washington DC: ear biometrics. Developed by Descartes Biometrics Inc., the HELIX system can identify individuals based on the appearance of their unique ear shapes. HELIX boasts of a cross-platform library and is compatible with most camera-equipped…

MD to Expound on Biometric Revolution in Remote Care at HIMSS Conference

MD to Expound on Biometric Revolution in Remote Care at HIMSS Conference

At the 2015 Annual HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Conference and Exhibition, Dr. Roy Schoenberg will be discussing the major advances in remote care being pushed forward by biometric technologies. His talk, “Consumer Healthcare: Video Visits on the Go”, has been arranged by telehealth services provider American Well. In a statement, Dr. Schoenberg…

AMC Health Partners with Qualcomm to Offer Biometric Patient Monitoring

AMC Health Partners with Qualcomm to Offer Biometric Patient Monitoring

AMC Health, a provider of chronic patient management solutions in the healthcare field, has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Life, Inc. that will see the latter’s biometric technology integrated into AMC Health’s CareConsole platform. The patient monitoring and management platform will use Qualcomm’s suite of 2net products – 2net Platform, 2net Mobile, and 2net Hub…

MedImpact Uses Nok Nok Labs’ Biometric Tech to Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Uses Nok Nok Labs’ Biometric Tech to Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. has announced plans to implement a biometric authentication system in its platform. The US-based pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company will use Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite to secure its Physician Access Portal with FIDO-ready fingerprint authentication. MedImpact’s Physician Access Portal essentially provides medical practitioners with an easy-to-use digital means of…

UK Government Invests Heavily in IoT

UK Government Invests Heavily in IoT

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has unveiled the government’s new budget, and it includes a substantial amount of money for the tech industry and the Internet of Things in particular, according to an article by Samuel Gibbs for The Guardian. The budget provides £40 million for the Internet of Things, along with £600 million allocated to increasing…

RightPatient Named One of TAG’s Top 40 Innovators

RightPatient Named One of TAG’s Top 40 Innovators

The Technology Association of Georgia has named RightPatient one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. The company will be formally recognized along with the other TAG Top 40 at this year’s Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) later this month. RightPatient is a digital healthcare solutions provider exploring the areas of technological frontiers of big…

Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Mobile authentication specialist Authentify, Inc. has teamed up with LifeMed ID, a healthcare patient identity management solutions provider, to develop a new mobile patient ID system. Their new “Better Together” solution is designed to improve both security and ease of access in the areas of medical record access, payment processing, insurance verification, and, of course,…

New Frost & Sullivan Report Urges Innovation in Cybersecurity

New Frost & Sullivan Report Urges Innovation in Cybersecurity

Major growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has released a new report highlighting the increasing need for innovation in cybersecurity. The report, entitled “Impact of Cybersecurity Innovations in Key Sectors (Technical Insights)”, points to relatively new technological security solutions like those offered via biometrics. What compels the need for these new security solutions? The fact…

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

A biometrics researcher believes that the biometric technology available in smartphones could revolutionize epidemiology, according to a Mashable article by Karissa Bell. The prediction came from Dr. Leslie Saxon, founder of the Center for Body Computing at USC, who was part of a panel discussion on wearable technology at this year’s SXSW cultural festival. Essentially,…

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