HIE stands for "Health Information Exchange." An HIE allows medical records to be shared electronically between health care providers. HIEs rely on using networking technologies to enable your doctor to share records with another health care provider over the Internet, instead of, for example, sharing by fax. As a result, doctors participating in an HIE may have a much more complete picture of your medical history to work from, even if they have only had limited or even in some cases, no previous contact with you as a patient.
The way this can work is as follows: you live in the city of San Diego proper, but your favorite Saturday get-away is a beach in Northern San Diego County. While up north one day, you go to an emergency room to get stitches after a mishap. The idea is that due to the exchange of records within San Diego’s HIE, the Northern San Diego County emergency room will have the ability to see your health files from your downtown San Diego physicians in a fast, frictionless manner. The goal of HIE is to enable any provider or physician to treat you from as complete a record as possible. This can happen in a variety of ways, and how it happens will depend on the structure and size of the HIE your records are in.
In this video, the SMACS access control technology is used to conduct a 3D biometric scan at an entry point and grant or deny a person access, including in a potential hostage situation. It is a good example of how biometrics technologies are used today in commercial environments.
More info on SMACS: SMACS stands for Smart Airlock Control System. These systems are used commercially, for example, in some Swiss banks and in a variety of sensitive data centers, airports, and other physical locations where entry must be secure. SMACS systems can contain a variety of sophisticated 3D biometric scanners, for example, to determine how many people are in an entry area, with some systems also using 3D face recognition readers.
This video is part of the World Privacy Forum series of biometric videos. This footage was shot on location in London, at the Biometrics 2013 conference.
This particular video showcases leading edge technology that can automatically collect and enroll consumers' facial biometrics. In this video, the sales rep talks about how people in public spaces, for example, on escalators, can be enrolled and identified in this way. This technology can be used in multiple public and private spaces. We shot this video in London at the 2013 Biometrics conference.