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BIO-key International (BKYI.OB) Partners with Lumidigm to Provide Advanced Biometric Solution

BIO-key International Inc., a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions, today announced it has partnered with Lumidigm Inc., a multispectral imaging biometrics company, to provide a strong authentication solution for e-prescriptions at Genesis HealthCare System.

Ohio-based Genesis HealthCare System has 200 centers throughout the eastern United States and is currently using BIO-key’s biometric identification software with Lumidigm’s fingerprint sensors to enable staff to quickly, securely and conveniently establish their identity when ordering, verifying or administering medications in accordance with Ohio law.

BIO-key said 2,000 clinicians and staff are using its fingerprint biometrics leveraging Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors to establish their identity in Genesis Healthcare’s Epic. As part of the partnership with Lumidigm, Genesis will implement fingerprint biometric user logon with Vergence, a single sign-on solution, providing accurate identification regardless of whether the staff member is wearing latex gloves.

“Individual physicians frequently sign tens, if not hundreds, of prescriptions daily. With BIO-key fingerprint identification and Lumidigm sensors, this process is more secure, faster and extremely convenient, compared to the other two-factor alternatives,” Mike DePasquale, CEO of BIO-key stated in the press release. “With BIO-key’s ability to operate on mobile platforms including tablets and smart phones, combined with the capabilities and value that Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging technology brings to our customers, other markets will also be able to benefit from our partnership.”

Ed Romito, vice president and CIO of Genesis HealthCare praised BIO-key’s ability to execute a working strategy and provide Genesis HealthCare with the needed biometric technology.

“With BIO-key as our partner, we were able to be up and running from the initial inception in less than five months. A lot of vendors talk about being our partner; BIO-key didn’t talk, they delivered,” Romito stated. “Additionally, BIO-key’s ability to operate with every major fingerprint reader manufacturer allowed us to evaluate a variety of readers to determine which would work best in our environment. As a result of our testing, we determined that Lumidigm’s Mercury sensor provided us with the best performance, including the ability for our staff working in isolation rooms to establish their identity when wearing latex gloves.”

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