Research and Markets: Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Report 2013-2019
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DUBLIN - December 11, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Report 2013-2019" report to their offering.
Security is a vital concern in the healthcare sector when it comes to safeguarding confidential medical data, records and patients' privacy. Biometric devices analyze biological data of a user by capturing unique physical human features and use them as a future reference (template) for user's identification. The basic components of biometric identification systems consist of a scanning device or a reader, software to convert the scanned information into digital form and a database to store the biometric data for comparison with entered biometric data.
A variety of human features such as fingerprint, face, iris, vein, voice, hand and signature reveal several potential attributes for biometric authentication. Use of biometrics with the help of these physical characteristics along with logical or physical access or both together has found a wide usage in the healthcare sector. However, improper storage of medical data may pose a threat of invasion of the user's identity and thus challenge patient security. Biometric solutions facilitate the provision of restricted access to rooms or computer network systems from unauthorized access.
Healthcare facilities across the globe are increasingly shifting their focus on implementing biometric security solutions for patient identification and their linking to electronic health records system to the respective patients. Integrity of patient identity, efficient and safe data recording, control on medical frauds and reduction in inventory theft are some of the distinct advantages offered by biometrics. Biometrics allows matching of a patient to his records with minimal possibility of errors and avoids a mix up of patient information which can have serious consequence on the health and wellbeing of such patients. Moreover, factors such as culmination of false patient identity, patient protection and reduction of the overburden of medical frauds and security of medical records have urged those in the healthcare industry to opt for biometrics.
Despite the ongoing struggle in the economy, especially in the European and Asian countries, healthcare organizations are investing in biometric technologies in order to increase security, privacy and improve patient safety and thus compensate the huge amount of money lost in healthcare frauds. Companies investing heavily in developing automated biometric systems with improved accuracy and response time may gain greater benefits in the near future. Introduction of new products with reduced cost and showcasing advantages and advanced capabilities of biometric security solutions at various conferences, laboratories, trade shows, web casting and electronic newsletters is further boosting the growth of new market competitors.
Moreover, factors such as a reduction in healthcare frauds, secured patient privacy and medical records, reduction in fake insurance claims and in identification and reimbursement processing, cost containment of the biometric devices and introduction of cheaper products with better accuracy will result in rapid adoption of biometrics security solutions in the healthcare sector of emerging markets. Use of multimodal biometric system, which combines different types of biometric methods, such as combining facial and iris recognition is currently rapidly progressing the trend. Biometrics is a promising and a fast growing segment in the field of next generation personal authentication and security systems and is changing the perception and look of healthcare industry.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Market Overview
Chapter 4 Global Healthcare Biometrics Market, by Technology
Chapter 5 Global Healthcare Biometrics Market, by Applications
Chapter 6 Global Healthcare Biometrics Market, by Geography
Chapter 7 Recommendations
Chapter 8 Company Profiles
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