Thursday, January 6, 2011

Biometric Authentication that Meets HIPPA / HITECH Requirements

Does your biometric authentication system work on a gloved finger? I'm sharing this press release about biometric authentication. Lumidigm biometrics products, which provide fingerprint access even when wearing clear surgical gloves, are the solution for hospitals that spend $100 to $200 per employee per year supporting password-based systems — and even more for token- or card-based systems — while trying to ensure the protection and safety of patient information. The Lumidigm fingerprint solution will be featured in Booth #5242 at the HIMSS11 Exhibition to be held February 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Lumidigm Showcasing Biometric Authentication that Ensures Meeting HIPPA / HITECH Requirements at HIMSS11

No Passwords, No Tokens… Provides Secure Access Via the Touch of a Finger, Even When Gloved!

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – January 6, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that its biometrics products, which provide fingerprint access even when wearing clear surgical gloves, are the solution for hospitals that spend $100 to $200 per employee per year supporting password-based systems — and even more for token- or card-based systems — while trying to ensure the protection and safety of patient information. The Lumidigm fingerprint solution will be featured in Booth #5242 at the HIMSS11 Exhibition to be held February 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.



Lumidigm Mercury multispectral imaging sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or gloves create no problems for reliable reads. Using multiple wavelengths of light and advanced polarization techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, Lumidigm’s sensors provide results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers.

As a result, healthcare practitioners can more efficiently meet the new demands of secure healthcare IT as they navigate the world of electronic medical records and multiple systems, attempting to protect information for both patients and clinicians. Instead of each employee being issued a password, card or token, the Lumidigm biometric solution lets multiple users access the same workstation or medical device with nothing more than their finger. In most cases, the Lumidigm Mercury fingerprint sensors can be deployed simply as the necessary infrastructure is typically already in place.

The research firm of Frost & Sullivan recently awarded the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, Fingerprint Biometrics, North America, 2010, to Lumidigm. According to Frost & Sullivan, Lumidigm’s “innovative technology allows Lumidigm fingerprint sensors to provide highly accurate biometric data even in adverse conditions where traditional fingerprint sensors fail.”

More information on Lumidigm biometric solutions is available at www.lumidigm.com.

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

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