As Records Go Digital, Biometrics Integrates into Healthcare Sector

Security of patient data, facilities, and reduction of billing fraud lead charge, says researcher

"While biometric implementations in the healthcare sector can be driven by legislation, the real success of biometrics in such applications tends to be predicated on application-specific business cases," concluded Lee. "This has to be based on the calculations of the costs associated with current practices, as well as the costs to integrate and deploy these biometric technologies, and the degree to which biometrics can reduce or eliminate deficiencies in current practices and the degree to which biometrics will introduce new complications or deficiencies.