Atos Origin to perform Biometric Identity Management Pilot For State of Texas Medicaid Program

Thursday 11 March 2004 21:54 CET | News

Atos Origin has been selected to conduct a pilot program, the Medicaid Integrity Project. The pilot will take place in Tarrant County and involves the issuing of 30,000 smart cards to Medicaid recipients seeking services with 150 health care providers.

Atos Origin will be deploying a biometric and smart card solution in Tarrant County, Texas. This solution is based on the Cyberflex 64K Java card platform and Precise Match-on-Card fingerprint and smart card technology from Precise Biometrics. Each recipient will have two finger image templates enrolled and saved to the smart card. A template is an algorithmic binary representation of a pattern extracted from an individual finger image. The template will exist only on the card and cannot be used to derive the original finger image. Using a process called Precise Match-on-Card(TM), the template will be used solely to authenticate the card-holding recipient by comparing the immediate scan of the recipients finger with the template on the card. Precise Match-on-Card is secure and beneficial; secure because it does not rely on either a network or a database of images; beneficial due to the speed of authentication that is less than one second. In a straightforward compare process, the recipient places the appropriate finger on a scanner at time of check in with their health care provider, and the Atos Origin solution immediately verifies that the scanned finger image belongs to the individual enrolled on the smart card. This process is self-contained and neither the scanned finger image nor the template is transmitted across a network or saved to a database, thus eliminating any opportunity of interception or abuse.

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