Security breaches have been plaguing the healthcare industry for the past few years. The average HIPAA settlement fine is approximately $1.1 million and is increasing.
Avoid fines and keep patient confidentiality safe by using our HIPAA-compliant miSecureMessages app to send PHI via text, photo, video, and/or audio attachments. If your smart device has scanning capabilities, you can use your fingerprint as an alternative to the standard passcode to securely access the app.
How Fingerprint Scanning Protects PHI
In the recent past, fingerprint scanners were only available on top-tier equipment but are now commonly found on most mobile devices. The technology used is called a “capacitive scanner” which sends electrical currents to record the complex pattern of ridges and valleys found on a person’s fingerprint.
The resulting image records the depth of the valleys and height of the ridges so even a high-quality print image won’t trick the capacitive scanner because it’s flat. The capacitive scanner requires the person’s finger to actually be present in order to generate the image again for verification.