It is crucial to correctly identify patients to ensure they receive a correct treatment plan, to control high-risk medication dispensing, to effectively manage clinical research trials and health screenings.
From the healthcare provider point of view, it is important they work with systems, which enable accurate audit trails for medical treatments and billing as well as minimising insurance fraud.
Healthcare delivery remains one of the largest expenditures of today and there is a real pressure to achieve efficiencies and digitization of this sector but there is also an element of what that means for patients, how they interact with new systems and how they access medical services and information. Experience, convenience, accuracy, speed and security of our personal and medical information are the driving forces in the need for digital transformation in this area.
Our solutions address those challenges and is underpinned by a strong and secure digital identity, critical for the management of a secure health eco system. importantly, utilising the same iris identifier across multiple systems creates a more efficient and fully trackable healthcare management program.
Contact-free and hygienic
Due to the contact-free nature of the technology, no communicable diseases can be transmitted from one person to another.
There are no health risks associated with iris recognition. Iris recognition technology simply uses a video imager to take a high-resolution grayscale pictures of the eye.
Continuity of care
The iris pattern remains stable from approximately 18 months of age until end of life unlike other biometrics, therefore ensuring crucial continuity of care.
As such, iris recognition systems require one-time enrolment only. This alone brings huge benefits to very stretched healthcare clinics and hospitals, who will not be required to re-register patients for different services and be able to transfer resources elsewhere.
Our system is anonymous. Utilising the human iris removes the need for the user to provide any other ID documentation, the system doesn't require their name or any other personal details in order to process a 100% accurate liveness check.
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Fast and covenient
Speed and convenience are some of the main benefits for utilising iris recognition for a verification on a one-to-many basis.
The process of acquiring two photographs of the eyes, computations and a verification are completed at high speed of less than three seconds, even on a 2G signal.
Using iris recognition for proof-of-identity couldn't be easier for anyone, particularly populations who due to their environments and living conditions may lack literacy skills.
No training or technical skill is necessary, the user simply looks into one of our iris scanners for a fast and anonymous authentication.
Deduplication of records
Ensuring that there are no duplicate records in a patient database, alongside the speed of the patient authentication itself during a verification process requires resource.
Iris recognition has a significant positive impact on the efficiency by reducing the resource required and therefore better care delivery for those correctly identified.
Demand for medicines in developing countries is forecasted to grow significantly and that’s a tough ask because there are often no patient records and lack of ID papers, which poses a challenge when identifying a patient's identity.
Globally however, we expect that our identity is protected, our medical records are safe and only accessed by ourselves and the authorised personnel, that we receive the correct treatment plan and the right medication. It is essential that medical providers can have controlled access to our medical information in real-time.
According to the World Health Organisation, "...medication-related harm constitutes the greatest proportion of the total preventable harm due to unsafe care, ..." . Separately, they also mention that United Kingdom research found between November 2003 and July 2005, 236 “incidents and near misses” involving missing wristbands or incorrect wristbands. Besides avoiding harmful mistakes, medication errors are estimated to cost the world economy $42 billion annually.
Our technology addresses these challenges directly and provides a robust identification solution, which is stable for life.
Patients who are more informed about their condition and if they have good access to information, they will be more engaged with their treatment, and as a result they’ll have better health outcomes.
They’ll be healthier, they’ll live longer and they’ll be more empowered, particularly in more remote and rural areas where access and delivery of good quality healthcare can be challenging.
The use of iris recognition enables healthcare providers from doctors to pharmacists to vaccine programmes, a contact-free and hygienic method of 100% proof-of-life, which is simple to use by all as it utilises the human iris only and removing the need for technical or literacy skills. Biometrics are widely accessible, not needing literacy or retention of a document.
In developing countries and globally in the post Covid-19 pandemic world, it is crucial that healthcare systems and public health authorities are able to effectively distribute vaccines and track their effectiveness.
It has been proven that with lower rate of reliable patient ID, particularly in some of the poorer and challenging regions, we see a direct and detrimental impact with lower immunisation coverage. It is essential that there is accurate tracking on who has received which vaccine, particularly with regards to diseases which are longer lasting and see new strains developing and with vaccines which require a whole course.
Correct patient identification is a key enabler to verify target populations and biometrics are becoming widely adopted by healthcare providers who recognise that accuracy, hygiene, speed and ease of use enable them to develop and deliver healthcare plans and screening programmes in some of the most difficult environments.
Find out more
Our systems are suitable for new database registration including utilising of existing iris images, and for provision of services and payments that require an accurate proof-of-life to ensure accuracy and accountability. Speak to our team about your requirements and challenges or get in touch to arrange a free, non-obligatory system demo.