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Fujitsu PalmSecure and HT Systems' PatientSecure Selected by ValleyCare Health System to Protect Patient Records and Comply With New 'Red Flag' Regulations
Date:11/3/2008

ty theft to comply with the Identity Theft Red Flag regulations as part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act. Providers are required to implement policies and technologies to ensure that patients do not receive improper care and that they are not incorrectly diagnosed because their medical records have been compromised and/or are tainted with another patient's information. The Red Flag regulations also require providers to secure patients' medical records to prevent them from becoming victims of identity theft. ValleyCare's PALM patient registration and identification system helps the hospital comply with these requirements by providing a highly accurate form of authentication that cannot be tampered with or bypassed.

"The combination of PalmSecure and HT Systems' PatientSecure provides a comprehensive solution that protects patient privacy and EMRs," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "We are thrilled that ValleyCare is the first hospital in the Western U.S. to implement this technology, demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to patient safety."

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 highly reliable type of authentication -- PalmSecure's false acceptance ratio is just 0.00008 percent -- in a form factor that is non-intrusive, easy to use and generates extremely fast comparisons. HT Systems' PatientSecure solution provides the critical link between the biometric data and the existing EMRs, allowing hospital staff to quickly access the record, ensuring the right care is given to the right patient, assist in identifying John or Jane Does and preventing medical identity theft. The combined solution enables ValleyCare to identify, de
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