Biometric Signature ID announced today that it has released an authentication solution for use with Epic’s electronic medical record (EMR) software. Users of Epic will now have access to the BioSig-ID suite of products including the web based app. The integration of identity authentication into EMRs will enable leading health care organizations to secure multi-factor authentication (MFA) access to medical records and gate access to system and user administration. BioSig-ID software using gesture biometrics will enable client’s employees and customers to use their mouse or touchscreen to draw a password before accessing online records. Only after successfully verifying their identity will the user gain access to the records.
In the past, guarding of online access and information like medical records using biometrics has proven cumbersome due to hardware and distribution requirements. With BioSig-ID however the biometric reader resides in the cloud. Users do not require special hardware or software downloads. This virtual reader accessed via the Internet makes identity verification instantly and universally available. Identification is accomplished by having users handwrite four letters or numbers within a confined space on a webpage by moving their mouse, stylus or dragging their finger across their smartphone screen. The software assesses the unique pattern of length, angle, speed, height, number of strokes and stores the information in an encrypted database. This data is compared to patterns collected by the user’s subsequent logins, confirming that the person who registered is the same person trying to access the account. Access is available from any mobile device or PC.
The software includes a robust audit trail that captures the activity surrounding the authentication event, providing an acute forensic tool to combat fraud and meet compliance needs. With over 5M uses from 70 countries and all states, BioSig-ID technology is fast becoming the de facto standard of multifactor security in many market sectors.