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Bates County Memorial Hospital Integrates Fujitsu PalmSecure Biometric Solution Into New Time and Attendance System
Date:9/29/2009

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 MedGenix network in less than four weeks. Infection control has also been improved as PalmSecure does not require physical contact like fingerprint-based biometrics or leave any residual trace elements.

"PalmSecure provides Bates County Memorial Hospital with a cutting-edge biometric solution for tracking employee access. This application demonstrates PalmSecure's rapid adoption to include time and attendance systems commonly found throughout today's healthcare and high tech industries," said Jim Preasmyer, director of sales and business development with the new products group, Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc. "Bates County Memorial was able to easily integrate PalmSecure, reducing false negatives and improving the hospital profitability with a more efficient time and attendance system."

The Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution utilizes cutting-edge palm vein pattern recognition technology for accurate identity management authentication. It is a contactless, logical access authentication device that offers an easy-to-use, hygienic enterprise biometric solution for verifying identity. The PalmSecure product uses a near infrared light to capture a person's palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against pre-registered users' palm vein patterns. This advanced, vascular palm vein authentication technology provides a highly reliable biometric logon solution with extremely low false acceptance ratios.

"Bates County Memorial selected MedGenix knowing that the system would be open architecture, easy to use, scalable and supported by our commitment to customer-driven service," said Mitch Goff, chief technology officer at CHS. "Fujitsu quickly proved that PalmSecure would be an excellent addition to the hospital as a reliable and secure solution that is interoperable with our existing browser based systems."

About Bates Memorial Hospital

Bates County Memorial Hospital is a 60-Bed acute facility, serving Bates County and surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of services including 24-hour physician staffed emergency department, In-Patient and Out-Patient surgery. We are proud to offer extensive outpatient specialty clinics, with a qualified professional staff. More than 60 physicians comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross-section of specialty areas.

About Creative Healthcare Systems

Creative Healthcare Systems, Inc. (CHS) created the MedGenix Health Information Network specifically for community hospitals and all attached healthcare providers. CHS understands the financial and technical challenges of community based healthcare organizations and is committed to delivering cost-effective, advanced technology solutions.

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu Limited is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc. offers a wide variety of products including retail point of sales terminals and self checkout systems, kiosks, image solution products, palm vein recognition technology and Ethernet switches with sales, service and support operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc. has its headquarters at 2791 Telecom Parkway, Richardson, TX. 75082 with operations located at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610 and product development at 10180 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at: us.fujitsu.com/ffna

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