Imprivata launches face biometrics for healthcare through Aware and Idemia partnership

Biometric Update

Chris Burt

Imprivata is bringing facial recognition to the healthcare industry through a new biometrics partnership with Aware and Idemia.

The new mobile face biometrics solution is intended to enable simplified self-enrollment for electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) in compliance with U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations.

“When a provider gets a new mobile phone, they must enroll it for EPCS in a way that binds their trusted identity to that device – a time-consuming and inconvenient process that typically requires working in-person with a witness to the enrollment,” explains Dr. Sean Kelly, M.D., chief medical officer at Imprivata and a practicing emergency physician. “This new mobile facial recognition solution eliminates the inconvenience of supervised enrollment of a new phone by allowing providers to self-enroll.”

The compliant self-service workflow can...

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