A biometric single sign-on solution that uses facial recognition to automate user log-in and provides access to single sign-on applications can replace passwords, proximity card readers, and standard biometric devices. The hands-free solution from HealthCast and Sensible Vision allows healthcare professionals quick access to patient records without requiring user action.
HealthCast and Sensible Vision Solution Virtually Eliminates Passwords, Simplifies Clinical Workflow, and Continuously Protects Sensitive Information
BOISE, Idaho and COVERT, Mich.–HealthCast Inc., the leading provider of enterprise single sign-on solutions for hospitals, and Sensible Vision, an innovator of continuous authentication solutions, today introduced a breakthrough biometric single sign-on solution that uses facial recognition technology to automate user log-in and provide instant access to single sign-on applications. This innovative solution replaces passwords, proximity card readers, and standard biometric devices with a fast, convenient and hands-free way for healthcare professionals to quickly access applications and continuously secure patient records without requiring user action. Importantly, when the user walks away, it also instantly secures the user’s session so that private information cannot be viewed by others.
Available exclusively through Healthcast and its channel partners, the integrated solution combines Sensible Vision’s FastAccess(TM) patent-pending facial biometrics software, an inexpensive web camera, and HealthCast’s eXactACCESS(TM) single sign-on and clinical workflow solution to provide a cost-effective way to streamline workflow, improve user convenience, and support HIPAA regulations.
“Integrating facial biometrics with enterprise single sign-on allows healthcare organizations to more effectively balance clinical productivity with strong compliance with patient data privacy and security regulations,” said Joan Mehn, CEO of HealthCast. “The integrated solution also offers alternative ways to manage user sessions on shared workstations – this increases economic returns beyond those gained from eliminating passwords alone. This breakthrough solution will have a powerful impact on how people work.”
“By combining HealthCast’s innovative single sign-on software with our facial biometrics, we are filling a critical security gap for HIPAA and JCAHO,” said George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision. “Our solution identifies and authenticates users in less time than it takes to enter a password and knows the second they leave their computers. This makes the computer significantly more secure and easier to use, strengthens access control auditing for privacy policies, and reduces IT and help desk costs for password and user management.”
About HealthCast, Inc.
For the past ten years, HealthCast has brought innovative technology to healthcare. Its enterprise single sign-on solution, eXactACCESS, is widely recognized for its scalability, support of customer environments, advanced application management functionality and multiple approaches to managing shared workstations, including its unique domain-level fast user switching. For additional information about any of its offerings or to schedule a Webcast, please call Mike Collett, Vice President, Sales (812-944-5290) or visit www.gohealthcast.com.
About Sensible Vision
Headquartered in Covert, Michigan, Sensible Vision Inc. (www.sensiblevision.com) is an innovator of continuous authentication solutions for securing PCs using facial recognition. Sensible Vision’s flagship product, FastAccess(TM), is an insider firewall that provides quick and continuous authentication and access control for computers and workstations. Using patent-pending biometric facial recognition, FastAccess speeds and simplifies access to the PC in a way that is economical and easy to deploy. Sensible Vision’s products are available directly from the company and through a growing base of resellers and systems integrators throughout the world.