All the centres and hospitals of the HLA Group, as well as our network of dental and ophthalmological clinics, have a fingerprint-based patient identification system.
HLA’s fingerprint identification system is a proprietary system with the capacity, robustness and upscalability to handle the fingerprint identification of all of our insured parties. The fact that it is a proprietary system also allows us to develop it and better adapt it to our needs and those of our centres.
The system is based on the initial imaging of two fingerprints of the index fingers of the patient’s right hand. These images must meet specific quality parameters, as set by the system, so that they can then be processed and give a good result in the identification.
In 2017, a total of 62,000 fingerprint registrations and 363,000 identifications were made in our centres..
In 2017, 62,000 fingerprint registrations and 363,000 identifications were made in our centres..
2016 – 120.676 Registrations
2016 – 193.638 Identifications
A digital fingerprint is one of a person’s individual characteristics, it is unique and the configuration of lines remains the same throughout one’s life. Therefore, the images do not need maintenance or renewals. The only difficulty when taking fingerprint images of sufficient quality for identification is found in cases of older persons and those under 10. Therefore, our digital fingerprint identification system provides the following advantages:
- It is a precise and secure identification system.
- It is most convenient way to guarantee the authenticity of each insured party.
- It is easy to use, both for the insured party and for the professional or medical centre.
- Once the insured party is registered in the system, they can use their fingerprint to identify themselves in all of our centres, without the need to use their healthcare card or any other form of identification.
- It is an innovative system.
- It helps us to show the world what we are: a modern company with systems that are adapted to modern times, with a constant improvement process.