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Credence ID, a worldwide leader in mobile biometrics and credential reading technology, has announced their selection as the winner of a competitive healthcare project being deployed throughout the West African nation of Senegal.

The project validates the identity of patients when receiving healthcare to reduce fraud and improve medical outcomes by using biometrics and digital credentials as a foundation for efficient medical record-keeping. In particular, access to prenatal, neonatal and COVID-19 related health services are significantly improved for the informal sector in clinics throughout the country.

Credence ID mobile biometric tablets (CredenceTAB™) and fixed workstations are used to confirm the patient’s identity and are fully integrated with the national healthcare database to provide a seamless workflow between the front-end service provider and back-end record generation.

The system uses Credence’s enrollment, identification and verification software, VIBE™, on both the mobile devices and on desktops. VIBE is further enhanced by native integration with the Credence mobile device management system (MDM), CredenceCONNECT™.

This combination of on-device software and SaaS offering enables Senegal’s Ministry of Health to track, analyze and map all of the deployed ID equipment, check the activity of each device, wirelessly update applications, SDKs, and algorithms, and lock devices to specific applications, all using an intuitive and secure browser interface.

“We are particularly proud to have been selected for this very competitive project. Both the Senegal Health Ministry and the World Bank went through a rigorous selection process given the importance of healthcare during times like these,” said Bruce Hanson, President and CEO at Credence ID. “Getting patient identity right, especially now, is where the power of mobile biometrics can make a huge difference in healthcare outcomes.

The combination of our certified ID hardware and software solutions, superior customer support and affordability for emerging markets are what set Credence ID apart.”

The CredenceCONNECT mobile identity management platform tracks non-personal metadata about events such as enrollment, identification, and verification of patients and processes these large datasets of activities so that transactions can be mapped, analyzed, and managed from any web browser.

Interactive maps enable administrators to see both where devices are physically located and where they have been within user-defined timeframes. Selecting a device within a map gives administrators the entire view of that device, including what
software and version are running, how many enrollments, verifications, and card reads have been executed, battery health, and many other important metrics.

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