FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo. is using the Fujitsu PalmSecure(TM) palm vein authentication solution for its time and attendance system. PalmSecure will replace Bates County Memorial's existing fingerprint-based biometric time and attendance system as a more reliable, hygienic, secure authentication solution that is easily integrated into the existing system.
"When we were looking for a new biometric solution, we wanted a system that would decrease the number of false negatives, hygienically comply with hospital infection control standards, operate easily within our existing IT infrastructure and cumulatively provide a high level of credibility to our time and attendance system," said Daniel Cook, networking engineer at Bates County Memorial Hospital. "We immediately noticed a reduction in the number of false negatives that were common in our previous fingerprint-based system. PalmSecure has also saved the hospital money by eliminating a two-factor authentication process that was easily circumvented, and replacing it with a single, reliable palm scan authentication."
PalmSecure was integrated into Bates County Memorial's new MedGenix Health Information Network, Hospital Information System modules and modules for Rural Hospitals and Clinics developed by Creative Healthcare Systems, Inc. (CHS). PalmSecure was selected to provide a secure identification system to address the security and privacy concerns associated with accessing employee records and time and attendance. Bates County Memorial and CHS leveraged the Fujitsu PalmSecure Web-based system to integrate PalmSecure's robust capabilities into the M
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