Session ID: 
273

Healthcare Lessons From Biometric Technology Use Worldwide

1:00pm - 2:00pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W240C

Description

People around the world increasingly use biometrics like their face to unlock their phones, board airplanes, and obtain a variety of services. In India, for example, citizens are identified through fingerprints and other biometrics that enables them access to government services. Other countries and the private sector are using biometrics for other purposes, such as to facilitate international travel by sharing passenger data. While not widespread in healthcare, some hospitals use biometric technologies to help identify patients. And research indicates that patients want to use biometrics to link their health records so that they and their caregivers have the most complete information at the point of care. The session will highlight lessons healthcare can learn from other industries and countries that employ biometrics to address patient matching —the ability to link records for the same individual held in different locations and a perennial problem in healthcare.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss biometrics and how they are being used in and outside of health care for identification and matching
  • Discuss what health care can learn from biometric technology deployments in other industries and countries
  • Identify new ways that biometrics can improve patient matching across the different places people get care

Speaker(s)

Project Director, Health Information Technology,
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Principal, Digital Identity Innovations,
Accenture

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT
Clinical Engineering Professional
Government or Public Policy Professional

Level

Intermediate