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Fujitsu PalmSecure™ Authentication Solution Integrated into Patient Registration System at Holy Name Hospital

Award-winning Palm Vein recognition technology ensures accurate patient identification, reduces registration time, safeguards patient privacy and enhances overall patient experience

Fujitsu Frontech Limited,Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Foothill Ranch, CA, February 24, 2010

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. is the first hospital in New Jersey to implement the Fujitsu PalmSecure™ palm vein authentication technology for patient registration and identification. The Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric solution integrates into Holy Name’s new Palm First registration ystem to bolster security of medical records and enhance the overall patient experience. The PalmSecure technology helps Holy Name prevent medical identify theft and comply with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) while ensuring that patients receive care more efficiently. Fujitsu (booth #5232) will demonstrate the PalmSecure authentication solution during HIMSS10 Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 1-3, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

“Holy Name is committed to providing the fastest and most reliable services to our patients and their families, and we pride ourselves on consistently being the first hospital in the area to offer the latest technologies and procedures to ensure that our patients continue receive the best care possible,” said Barbara Franzese Cron, manager of marketing communications at Holy Name Hospital. “By implementing the Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication technology, Palm First provides definitive, accurate patient identification to protect patient privacy and make sure that our patients receive the right tests, medications and procedures every time.”

PalmSecure technology uses a near-infrared light to capture a patient’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against pre-registered users’ palm vein patterns. It is a contactless authentication technology that offers a hygienic solution for verifying patient identity. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition solution is highly reliable—the technology’s false acceptance ratio is just 0.00008 percent—in a form factor that is non-intrusive, easy to use and generates extremely fast comparisons.

As part of Holy Name Hospital’s Palm First registration system, the PalmSecure solution will protect patient identity and medical information, prevent impersonation and eliminate misidentification related to human error. It also eliminates duplicate medical records resulting from having patients registered under more than one name or address during multiple visits, and it allows for positive identification in an emergency—even if a patient is unconscious.

“The continued adoption of PalmSecure technology at hospitals nationwide validates the need for a more robust, patient-friendly solution to safeguard against medical identity theft and comply with HIPAA and other regulations,” said Vic Herring, vice president of sales and business development, Advanced Technology Group, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “We are pleased that Holy Name Hospital is the first hospital in New Jersey to deploy our technology in promoting patient safety while improving healthcare efficiency.”

WHEN/WHERE:

Date: March 1-3, 2010

Event: HIMSS10 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Fujitsu Booth: #5232

About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. offers a wide variety of products including retail point of sales terminals, self checkout systems, kiosks, digital media solutions, palm vein biometric authentication technology, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and bill dispensers - with sales, service and engineering support throughout the United States. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686
For more information, please see: www.fujitsufrontechna.com

About Fujitsu Frontech Limited

As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems.
For more information, please see: www.frontech.fujitsu.com/en/

About Holy Name Hospital

Holy Name Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the hospital is now a comprehensive 361-bed medical center offering leading-edge medical practice and technology, administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Affiliation with the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System brings further advantages to our Bergen County community, including access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.
For more information, please see: http://www.holyname.org/

Press Contact - FFNA

Dan Dalton

Phone: Phone: 949-855-5590
E-mail: E-mail: ffna.pr@us.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.


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Date: February 24, 2010
City: Foothill Ranch, CA
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America