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Fujitsu PalmSecure and HT Systems' PatientSecure Selected by BayCare Health System to Protect Patient Confidentiality and Prevent Medical Identity Theft
Date:9/23/2008

Award-winning Palm Vein Recognition Device Helps BayCare Accurately Identify Patients, Uphold Integrity of Electronic Medical Records and Safeguard Patient Privacy

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that BayCare Health System, the largest full-service health care system in the Tampa, Fla. area, is using the Fujitsu PalmSecure(TM) palm vein authentication devices as a part of its patient registration and identification process. HT Systems' PatientSecure integrates Fujitsu PalmSecure with Siemens Invision and Signature Hospital Information Systems, to provide comprehensive patient identification management software that provides BayCare with a highly accurate, non-intrusive verification method for effectively identifying patients. The combined solution helps protect patient privacy, safeguard Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), help to prevent medical identify theft and enables patients to receive care more efficiently.

"BayCare is committed to advancing superior health care for our patients and their families. This includes our move to EMRs, which requires an enhanced identification system to ensure that this information is contained in one complete record," said Jim Schwamb, vice president, patient financial services, BayCare. "Rather than having our patients fill out multiple forms or having to reveal their social security number, we leverage PatientSecure integrated with PalmSecure and are able to validate patients' identities and protect their privacy more quickly and efficiently."

Fujitsu PalmSecure uses a near infrared light to capture a patient's palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against a database of enrolled users' palm vein patterns. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition technology provides a hi
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