Biometrics in Patient Care
Biometrics is making its way into every industry today and has been instigating the need to implement biometrics, particularly for identity needs. In healthcare, the significant demand for biometrics would come up in the following areas:
- Patient Identification
- Patient Management
- Patient Records
- Pharmacy Management
Most healthcare companies still manage their clients with enrolment or a registration number, and their systems are defined so that one can identify a patient with their mobile number to be flexible. However, there is no proper fool proof identification system that allows us to identify the patient and give him an access control based on the therapeutic areas they need to visit based on their medical history.
Biometrics provides the solution for registering the biometric attributes of the patient for once, and they can be identified on the premises on any mobile app. They can be authenticated whenever they want access to a hospital or the help desk.
Biometric enabled mobile app, website, or voice-based patient appointment booking system will help make it convenient for the patients to check the relevant physicians’ availability across multiple locations, book their appointment, and arrive accordingly to the premises. Also, they can have a video consultation on a need basis.
Patient record management is critical for physicians to rely upon to treat a patient effectively. A proper biometric system will keep the patient data secure and make the patient independent of carrying medical reports every time they visit the hospital. This also helps retain the patients for an extended period and deliver quality service.
Integrated Pharmacy Model:
Biometrics can even leverage integrating a pharmacy into patient care so that the patient’s prescriptions are managed on the system and can deliver the medicines directly to the patients’ doorstep. A reminder to refill the medication can also be done occasionally.
The application of biometrics with other technologies will redefine the patient experience shortly. We at TrueID are ahead of the curve on this note and will be happy to help anytime.