How Biometric Technology can transform the Healthcare system?

Aadhaar enabled Biometric Device is acquiring a lot of recognition, after the successful launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the Healthcare Industry. Biometrics technology has played a vital role in varied sectors ranging from Education, Finance, Citizen Identification Program, Banking & Insurance and now the advanced technology is spreading its roots in the Healthcare industry.

 

Transforming the Healthcare industry, Biometrics has lot to offer to the healthcare providers across the industry such as accurate patient identification, smooth management of the staff, renders higher security through providing the access control to secure the highly sensitive areas and much more. The merits of implementing Biometrics technology in hospitals, clinics, dispensaries and the group of private practices have not remained unnoticed.

 

Biometrics to the rescue of Healthcare Industry

In the current period amidst increasing medical and healthcare frauds, Biometrics fingerprint, iris, facial and palm vein recognition modes has come to the rescue of the emerging threats to the Healthcare industry.

 

The undivided global healthcare sector is on the track of adopting Biometrics in healthcare management at many countries of the world. to resist the frauds cropping out due to the private sector medical insurance services and government-insured schemes.  Infact, Kenya has deployed Biometrics kit in more than thousands of Hospitals to curb the health insurance frauds.

 

The biometric medical screening interpreting the role of Biometrics in Healthcare Industry to deduce that the biometrics can deter fraud and enhance the security of the hospitals, clinics and dispensaries as follows:-

 

  1. Prevents the theft of a patients’ identity as the authentication of an individual will be carried out through his/her physiological attributes such as fingerprint, iris, facial and palm vein impressions.
  2. Preserves privacy of the patients.
  3. Controls the access through sensitive areas with Biometrics identification of an authorized identity.
  4. Increases efficiency and to secure the patients’ information or data.
  5. Deter and reduces medical identity frauds.

 

Merits of Biometrics in Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry in a desire of providing rapid, improved, secure and cost-effective care to the patients is in the process of bending hospitals, clinics and dispensaries towards the appropriation of Biometrics technology. Implementation of Biometrics in the Healthcare sector leads to the path of furnishing numerous merits to the providers as well as patients such as:-

 

Biometric Patient Identification

 

Accurate and reliable identification is critical in the healthcare industry. Precise identification is essential not only for physical access to the hospital in sensitive zones but also for logical access to the patients’ digitized data stored on a central server.

 

Access Control Management

 

A hospital contains many areas or zones that are restricted from the entrance of any other individual apart from the doctors and hospital staff. Adoption of biometrics devices give an opportunity of providing access control management, enabling only the hospital staff, doctors and nurses to access the restricted zones.

 

Other Healthcare solutions

 

The Biometrics system can be employed in the medical cabinets for quick and convenient access to the drugs or medication directly by a fingerprint touch. Biometrics can further replace the traditional Healthcare Identity cards, supports nurses and physicians compliance, deems to be a cost-effective approach and can render many more advantages.

 

Biometrics in Ayushman Bharat Yojana

 

Ayushman Bharat Yojana focuses on enhancing the standard of health care and providing health insurance to poor people. Incorporating our biometric devices within hospitals and the clinics are desirable for efficient positive patients’ identification and authentication process.

 

According to the recent sources, almost 10,000 beneficiaries on a daily basis are availing the healthcare benefits under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). And verification of a large number of beneficiaries becomes quick, accurate and secure by utilizing Biometrics in healthcare industry.

 

Mantra Biometric Kit for Efficient Identification

 

Our Aadhaar Biometric devices for Ayushman Program are solely designed for the efficient utilization by hospitals, clinics and dispensaries empanelled under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The Biometric devices provide flawless patients’ verification particularly in isolated or hard-to-reach areas/districts.

 

Other Yojanas using Mantra Biometric Devices

 

In the present juncture, our biometric scanners are supporting various social welfare schemes rolled out by the Indian Government such as Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana, Janani Suraksha Yojana, Rashtriya Bima Yojana, Ma Vatsalya Yojana, Vidhyawan, E-Mudra, Atal Pension Yojana, Smart Cities mission and many.

 

Conclusion

 

With the world’s greatest biometric-based citizen identity database – ‘Aadhaar’, India leapfrogs into the world of digitization with the cusp of opportunity for the adoption of Biometrics in the country. Various Government schemes is dependent on Aadhaar card to verify and authenticate an individual.

 

Biometric machines have been greatly employed in India in different sectors ranging from travel and immigration, law enforcement, offices and home security to other diverse sectors. Time has arrived to adopt the Biometrics technology in various Government healthcare schemes to ensure safety and security of the patients.

 

Comments

  1. The potential of biometrics is enormous because if you look at our daily life, testing who we are or verifying who we are? is essential in many processes and areas. Biometrics in hospitals and health centres has improved patient safety. It allows patients to be identified unequivocally, which ensures, that the correct treatment is applied to the right person and the elimination of duplicate medical records, which cause extra costs to health organizations.

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