Lumidigm to Showcase Biometric Authentication at HIMSS11

Lumidigm on Jan. 6 announced that its biometrics products, which provide fingerprint access even when a user is wearing clear surgical gloves, are the solution for hospitals that spend $100 to $200 per employee per year supporting password-based systems.

The fingerprint solution will be featured in Booth #5242 at the HIMSS11 Exhibition to be held Feb. 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, these sensors provide consistent, inclusive, and tamper-resistant results.

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 biometric solution lets multiple users access the same workstation or medical device with nothing more than their finger. In most cases, the fingerprint sensors can be deployed simply as the necessary infrastructure typically is already in place.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide.

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