Biometric Access Control Systems in the Healthcare Industry – A Market Segment Poised for Growth


Biometric Access Control Systems are becoming increasingly popular across the healthcare industry – so much so that the market was valued at US$ 1,333.1 million in 2015 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 23.4% until 2024, according to a research report by Coherent Market Insights.

Growing security concerns and integration of information technology (IT) with healthcare processes are expected to be the most important factors driving the growth of the global healthcare biometrics market.

Frauds and operational inefficiencies are creating a lot of problems for healthcare management, and need to be addressed soon for overall profitability and improved efficiency.

Healthcare insurers are inundated with fraudulent claims. According to the Coalition against Insurance Fraud—an anti-fraud watchdog group—nearly US$ 80 billion is lost annually in Medicare fraud in the U.S.

This is where biometric access control systems can be put to very good use. Thus, giving every patient a digital identity and enrolling them into a biometric access control system is being increasingly used as a practice in hospitals to ease processing at every functional level. Healthcare companies and organizations are actively integrating healthcare IT to aid cost reduction, secure patient information and allow for only authorized access.

In terms of biometric technologies of choice, fingerprint identification technology remains the market leader, as it is the primary biometric technology developed and focused on by mobile health device manufacturers. Nevertheless, different screening technologies such as iris, facial and vein recognition are expected to gain traction with growing awareness and increasing application areas.

Tensor Biometric Access Control Systems – reliable and secure access restriction solutions

Biometric technology uses human physical attributes as locks and keys, making it particularly suitable for access control systems on the buildings of large organisations. Using biometrics for security and identification requires meeting two challenges: they must be cheap enough and sufficiently simple to be used by ordinary users. Furthermore, for enhanced security, these biometric access control systems should combine two or more types of authentication, such as coupling fingerprints with key codes or passwords to provide greater trust that who is logging in is only who is expected to do so.

Tensor Plc, the UK’s number one manufacturer and installer of time and attendance and access control systems, supplies a range of top-range, reliable and affordable biometric access control systems based on Smart Card electronics combined with a biometric fingerprint reader.

In an elegant case and easy to use, this product is for those who want the absolute peace-of-mind, certainty and the assurance that only the right people can gain access to your sensitive or dangerous areas.

If you’d like to find out more about the extensive range of access control solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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