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Your Palm is the Key to Unlocking Patient Records at HIMSS 2008


The Fujitsu PalmSecure™ PC Log-In Kit Provides Secure and Efficient Authentication for Healthcare Organizations

Sunnyvale, CA. — With the passage of the HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), hospitals and other medical organizations are required to use two or more forms of authentication in order to access electronic medical records of patients. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative biometric security solutions, today announced the demonstration of the new PalmSecure™ PC Log-In Kit at the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, Feb. 24-28 in Orlando, FL. The PalmSecure PC Log-In Kit provides a fast and secure way to access highly sensitive patient information for healthcare professionals.

The PC Log-In Kit is composed of the award-winning PalmSecure authentication sensor embedded into a PC mouse which captures an image of the user’s palm vein, and OmniPass™ Windows Log-in and Single Sign-On software which eliminates tedious password entry for Windows sessions and password protected applications. PalmSecure generates a unique biometric template that is matched against pre-registered users’ palm vein patterns. It is more reliable and easier to use than alternative biometric devices, enabling access to PCs and patient records at medical facilities to become more secure, accurate and efficient. An advanced authentication algorithm producing a high level of accuracy, and a powerful log-in management software featuring an easy and intuitive graphical user interface, makes the PalmSecure PC Log-In Kit an ideal solution for healthcare organizations in the area of identity management.

“Identity management in hospitals and other medical facilities can be a hectic and time consuming process. Traditional fingerprint security is limited because of high false rejection rates due to authentication errors where authorized users are not recognized correctly,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “False rejection rates with fingerprint sensors tend to result from dry or cracked hands, which is a common issue for healthcare professionals due to strict medical hygiene protocols. With PalmSecure, healthcare organizations have a clear advantage over fingerprint devices by providing ease of use while ensuring an extra layer of security.”

The success of the PalmSecure authentication device has been validated with a recent deployment by the Carolinas Healthcare Systems in Charlotte, NC. These installations are a part of a solution to effectively register and identify a patient. Hagberg states, “With the PalmSecure PC Log-In Kit, Fujitsu will deliver highly accurate and efficient biometric authentication to enhance secure identity management, as well as peace-of-mind for healthcare patients whose medical records will be better protected.”

For more information, or to see the live product demonstrations, please come by Fujitsu booth #2401.

Date: February 24-28, 2008

Event: 2008 HIMSS Conference

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Booth #: 2401


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