, a provider of finger-based biometric identification solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that the Oklahoma Blood Institute will deploy
its TruDonor biometric identification technology to enhance the convenience and security for blood donors later this year.
OBI, a non-profit regional blood center in America, is deploying BIO-key’s patented fingerprint identification solution to provide blood donors with a “fast” and “convenient” method to establish their identity.
"One of the key features that led to OBI to choose BIO-key's TruDonor identity solution is its ability to search the OBI database to positively identify a donor with the simple touch of a finger, without the need for other forms of identification or manual lookup,” said Jim Sullivan, sales director of international at BIO-key.
Sullivan said that another feature that differentiates the company from other biometric identity solutions is the fingerprint reader independence. “This enables enrollment, identification and verification to be performed by fingerprint scanners produced by any of the major fingerprint reader manufacturers.”
“So popular laptops, tablet PCs, workstation keyboards and even cell phones that have integrated fingerprint readers can be used to establish the donor's ID,” Sullivan said.
In addition to automating the donor check-in process, BIO-key’s solution also protects donor privacy by eliminating the need for donors to produce sensitive identification forms, such as driver licenses or social security numbers.
With just the touch of the donor’s finger, the software can search the OBI database. Company officials said that it provides positive ID, reduces the check-in time and eliminates human errors during the check-in process.
“Using the BIO-key ID solution, we are able to protect our donor’s privacy while reducing the chance of duplicate donor IDs and aliases in our system,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and chief executive at OBI.
“This is the first major deployment that is the result of close collaboration with our partner Healthcare-ID, a solution provider to the Blood Center Industry," added Mike DePasquale, president and CEO at BIO-key International.
Earlier last month, BIO-key International announced
the state-wide expansion of the state of Minnesota’s eCharging pilot.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny