Must Be Biometrics Month

Sorry for yet another biometrics, but I’ve been working with biometric logins at this stage of my EMR implementation. I contacted a vendor about getting some logins to test with my EMR and he obliged with 3 of them. I later figured out that he has some other motives then just me purchasing them, but who cares, I got 3 biometric logins to test free.

I asked him about having multiple users using the same computer and the biometrics integrated with active directory and my EMR. He pointed out an idea that I can’t believe I didn’t think of before. Windows has user switching. He said that the biometrics is integrated with User Switching in Windows XP and so when a new user comes in it will switch to their account automatically. This is a nice idea because that means that all of the EMR programs could already be logged in when you switch to your user. I’m not sure how this will work in real life, but the concept is great. I’m afraid that having multiple users on one computer both connecting to the EMR database might cause a problem.

We’ll see soon enough. I have 3 of them coming.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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