Walter Hamilton, Sr. Consultant; Identification Technology Partners
The Obama administration and Congress have allocated significant funding toward the goal of achieving better health care operational efficiency, enhanced patient safety and better medical outcomes for patients by encouraging health care providers to embrace such technologies as Electronic Health Records (EHRs). This means that health care providers will need to ensure the privacy and integrity of EHR data against unauthorized access by implementing strong authentication techniques. This discussion will show how biometric authentication can play an important role in achieving these goals by providing a more efficient, timely and secure method to access EHRs both within the provider’s internal network environment as well as when data is shared across extranet connections with other authorized third parties.