The evolving role of the badge in healthcare facilities

Latest technologies support multiple access control applications on the same smart card

From access control for the parking lot, main door, emergency room and pharmacy to visual ID verification, time-and-attendance, payroll transactions and cafeteria purchases, the latest healthcare facility badge technologies support multiple access control applications on the same smart card, according to an article on the Security Info Watch website.

With theses technologies, hospitals are more closely aligning information security and safety functions.

Access control systems also can now “tap” in and out of computer applications, reducing the need for complex passwords and diminishing password fatigue.

A user can tap her ID card to a laptop, tablet, phone or other NFC-enabled device to access network resources, cloud apps and web-based services. 

Read the article.



January 5, 2016

Topic Area: Information Technology

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