Hospital turns to palm reading to ID patients

Lucas Mearian reports:

NYU Langone Medical Center said it is the first hospital in the Northeast to use a biometric infrared scanning system that converts a digital palm image into a unique patient ID.

The technology, called PatientSecure is a biometric reader that uses an infrared light to map an image of the blood-flow pattern through the veins in a person’s palm. That digital image is then converted into a unique patient ID that can be used with the medical center’s electronic health record (EHR) system.

The technology has been deployed at about 10 other U.S. hospitals.

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