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Bio-Key International, TruPatient ID, TruDonor ID (PPID 2013)

Bio-Key International, TruPatient ID, TruDonor ID (PPID 2013)

Positive patient identification products, July 2013

Contact Information

Bio-Key International
Jim Sullivan
3349 Highway 138, Building D, Suite A
Wall, NJ 07719

Name of positive patient ID product TruPatient ID, TruDonor ID
Components of positive patient ID product software, fingerprint scanner hardware
Company is a reseller of this product(s) sell Bio-Key products and resell other companies’ products
• For whom company is a reseller Digital Persona, Futronic, Secugen, Validity, Integrated Biometrics, Identix, many others
Company sells its products through distribution partners yes
• Vendors with which company partners IBM, CA Technologies, Epic, Allscripts
First-ever installation of a positive patient ID product 2009
Most recent installation of current version of positive patient ID product 5/1/2013
Last major product release 2/1/2013
No. of contracts for U.S. sites where product is installed and operational 6
No. of contracts for foreign sites where product is installed and operational
No. of contracts signed since May 1, 2012 2
No. of facilities where product is installed and operational 500+
Techniques to verify patient ID when creating a wristband on admission or to register outpatient not getting a wristband fingerprint
Secure techniques to verify patient ID prior to each intervention or specimen collection biometric positive identification
• Type of biometric application fingerprint
Manual entry of ID No. from wristband if bar-coded wristband not available no
• Manually entered ID Nos. distinguishable in database yes
• Facility can elect not to allow manual entry of ID No. yes
Product functionality
Techniques for specimen identification at time of specimen collection
Data elements routinely encoded on specimen label in a machine-readable format
Bedside technology for blood transfusion offered via positive patient ID product
• Techniques for reading labels on blood units
• Manual entry of patient ID permitted for matching blood units for transfusion
Medication tracking offered via positive patient ID product
• Techniques used to read labels on medications
Handheld/point-of-care workstations
• Typical handheld workstation used Panasonic H1, Motion C5, Motorola MC75, Apple iPad, iPhone
• Approximate weight of handheld workstation 5 oz.–3 lbs.
• How handheld workstation communicates with bedside bar-code printers
• How handheld workstation communicates with host LIS
• Systems that ID-matching software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
• Other vendors’ positive patient ID products can run on same handheld/ bedside PCs as company’s products without modifying operating system yes
Third-party hospital and/or laboratory information systems interfaced Epic, Healthcare-ID, Allscripts
Capability for interfacing company’s own LIS with positive patient ID products company does not market an LIS
FDA 510(k) approval unnecessary
• Applied for, but not yet received, FDA 510(k) approval no
• Intend to apply for FDA 510(k) approval unnecessary
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (a complete list but prospective client must sign a nondisclosure agreement)
• General license fee per facility $10,000
• Hardware cost for single handheld workstation $50–$100
• Cost of software license per workstation $0.50/patient stay or $1/perpetual
• Cost of information system interface
• Standard software maintenance fee covers updates to product yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)

• detects and prevents duplicate record creation using only a patient fingerprint
• interchangeably supports more than 40 fingerprint scanner devices
• Web-based, mobile-ready fingerprint ID technology integrated with products from leading health care software providers

Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.