The FBI estimates that healthcare fraud costs the American tax payers $80 billion a year. Identification of doctors, nurses, patients, paramedics, and hospital staff based on paper documents, and biographic data alone is outdated and vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. In a trillion dollar industry that relies on accurate patient and personnel ID, and the correct distribution of medical supplies and prescriptions it is critical that a person is correctly identified. Multi-modal biometric registration provides accurate identification of patients, doctors, and hospital staff.
Biometric registration and verification has a multitude of beneficial applications in the healthcare sector including:
- Access control to sterile areas, children’s wards, intensive care units and surgeries
- Access to sensitive medical equipment
- Access to medical analysis laboratories
- Human Resource Management
- In-patient registration
- Out-patient registration
- Medical supply distribution including prescription medication
- Patient Identification
- Patient History
- Patient Insurance Verification
Laxton’s biometric registration equipment, self-service kiosks, and mobile biometric devices are ideal for the healthcare industry. Rugged biometric registration kits are custom designed for rugged environments and ideal for patient ID in rural, or remote areas, or where infrastructure is limited.
Laxton’s self-service kiosks are custom designed and can be wall- or desk-top mounted, or free standing. The kiosks can provide biometric ID registration, information screens, data capture, and medical record print outs in established hospitals.
Laxton’s mobile devices are ideally suited for nurses, doctors, and medical staff on their rounds, and paramedics with easy access to patient medical histories, and provide live-saving mobile identification of individuals.
Laxton’s integrated biometric hardware and software solutions are easy-to-use, and can be delivered to any location, especially remote hospitals, clinics, and communities where communication services and infrastructure may be limited.