Optimizing hospital processes with B-FY’s decentralized biometric solution

Traditional methods of identity verification and data management in hospitals often lead to inefficiencies, security concerns, and obstruct the overall patient and staff experience. B-FY's decentralized biometric identity authentication solution emerges as a transformative technology, offering a reliable and efficient way to optimize hospital processes.

Patient data security is vital in healthcare, but in recent years cyberattacks to the healthcare industry around the globe have soared. Recently, the first report from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity on the cyber threat landscape of the health sector in the EU revealed worrying figures.  

Only in the first quarter of 2023 cyberattacks doubled in Europe, with 40 incidents compared to an average of 22 in the first three months of 2021 and 2022. The targets were not only hospitals but also service providers.  

The report also highlights the costly nature of data breaches in the healthcare sector, consistently ranking as the most expensive across all verticals for 12 consecutive years, with an average cost of around 300,000 euros in Europe. 

In this context, B-FY's decentralized biometric identity authentication solution stands as a beacon of innovation for the healthcare industry, revolutionizing the way hospitals manage processes and ensure security.  

Streamlined processes 

One of the significant advantages of B-FY's decentralized biometric solution is its ability to streamline hospital processes.  

Traditionally, patient identification, appointment scheduling, and access to medical records involve multiple steps, leading to delays and potential errors. Decentralized biometrics simplify these processes, enhancing efficiency and accuracy. 

For patient identification, a simple biometric scan can swiftly and accurately link a patient to their medical records, reducing the chances of errors in treatment due to misidentification.  

Moreover, decentralized biometrics facilitate seamless integration with electronic health record (EHR) systems, allowing healthcare providers to access patient information swiftly and securely. This expedites the diagnostic and treatment processes, leading to improved patient outcomes. 

Appointment scheduling is also made more efficient with decentralized biometrics. Patients can use their biometric data to schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments through user-friendly mobile applications.  

This not only reduces the workload on hospital staff but also empowers patients with greater control over their healthcare management. 

Fluid and seamless experience 

The implementation of B-FY's decentralized biometric solution contributes to a more fluid and seamless experience for both patients and hospital staff.  

Traditional methods, such as identity cards or passwords, can be cumbersome and prone to errors. Decentralized biometrics replace these outdated methods with a user-friendly and secure authentication process. 

Patients benefit from a hassle-free experience as they no longer need to remember multiple passwords or carry physical identification cards. A simple biometric scan ensures quick and accurate verification, reducing wait times and enhancing overall satisfaction.  

Additionally, the integration of B-FY’s decentralized biometric solution into mobile applications allows patients to manage their health information conveniently from their smartphones. 

Hospital staff also experience increased efficiency with decentralized biometrics. The simplified identification process reduces administrative burdens, allowing healthcare professionals to focus more on patient care. Quick and secure access to patient records ensures that medical decisions are based on accurate information, contributing to improved healthcare delivery. 

No data storage to be hacked 

Unlike centralized biometric systems, which store sensitive information in a single database, B-FY’s decentralized biometric solution guarantees the authentication of users without collecting or storing their biometric data in a hackable database. Its innovative technology addresses the vulnerabilities inherent in centralized systems, providing a robust defense against potential cyber threats. 

With B-FY’s system, each user's biometric data is stored securely on their personal smartphone. This ensures that even if the device is compromised, the user’s data is still inaccessible.  

Moreover, the biometric authentication process is performed locally on the user's device, abolishing passwords, or any other knowledge token, thus reducing the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information. 

Integration without hassle  

On the other hand, B-FY’s model as a technology integration partner allows its IDaaS solution to integrate seamlessly into its client’s architecture without requiring a complete overhaul of the existing infrastructure. Thus, the client’s app is the visible key to access all products and services.  

Using the client’s app, users will identify themselves with two simple gestures, reading a QR code and using biometrics on their smartphone. When they access a service, B-FY’s clients will know with 100% certainty this user is who they say they are. 

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