Fujitsu to demonstrate PalmSecure biometric authentication tech to Congress

Jan. 21, 2010

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. earlier this week announced that the company will demonstrate its MedServ Patient Kiosk, featuring the Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication technology, at the 13th Annual Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition next week.

The Tech Policy Exhibition, set for Jan. 26, will highlight key issues impacting policy-making in the 111th Congress, and Fujitsu is one of only 30 manufacturers asked to participate in the exhibition. During the event, Jim Hewitt, CIO of Springfield (Ill.) Clinic, will provide hands-on demonstration of the Fujitsu MedServ Patient Kiosk and showcase its work with healthcare software and services partners to ensure the efficient and secure adoption of electronic health records, according to a company release.

Building on the success of a nine-county pilot program deployed by Springfield Clinic, MedServ kiosks are currently in use at several major medical groups, including the George Washington University Medical Center, which has deployed more than 20 units. The patient kiosks use Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication technology to verify patient identity, speed check-in, update patient records, make co-payments and improve patient satisfaction in an easy-to-use, private manner. Exhibition guests will be able to use the MedServ kiosk to experience the technology firsthand.

"Fujitsu is honored to be selected to participate in the Tech Policy Exhibition, and looks forward to demonstrating how our PalmSecure biometric technology is helping the healthcare industry deliver better health care, patient privacy, electronic health records and health information exchanges," said Josh Napua, vice president, Fujitsu Healthcare Kiosk Solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. "We have been demonstrating Fujitsu biometric technologies to the Internet Caucus in the past years, focusing on the promise of palm vein biometrics and their future application. This year, with our MedServ Patient Kiosks in use around the country, we showcase new technologies with practical applications."

Topics: Government , Health Care , Patient Self-Service

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