Aventura and BIO-key® International, Inc. Partner to Provide Biometric Solution for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

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Aventura and BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI) partner to provide a biometric authentication solution for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).

Aventura, the leading provider of awareness computing for workflow and security optimization, today announced that it has partnered with BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), to provide a biometric authentication solution for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Due to Aventura and BIO-key’s open architectures, this partnership delivers one of the most flexible solutions for e-prescribing; one that supports all DEA-approved authentication modalities, and works with the leading electronic health records (EHR), on any device.

Accurately authenticating each EHR user at sign on is absolutely essential for protecting patient data and preventing system misuse. In a typical healthcare setting where many people may have potential access to the workstation, laptop or other device running the EHR application, every critical action and transaction should be properly authenticated. A top challenge for healthcare organizations is balancing security with convenience for busy physicians and other EHR users. Compounding that, advanced authentication is already required by the DEA for e-prescribing of controlled substances, and is expected to be required for remote network access to all personal health information this year under the Stage 3 EHR incentive program.

Through Aventura’s awareness computing technology, the clinical desktop is turned into a smart machine, which means that when a nurse or doctor touches a workstation in a hospital, it already knows who the user is, where they are located and the patient in care. By integrating BIO-key’s biometric authentication solution, health systems can now provide a seamless workflow for e-prescribing.

“Our company’s main mission is around optimizing the point-of-care provider’s workflow in a fast, secure, and compliant way that in turn allows them to focus on the patient and not the computer,” said John Gobron, CEO of Aventura. “By partnering with BIO-key, we are now able to extend our awareness computing capabilities to deliver a fully compliant solution that meets federal (DEA) and state regulations, such as I-STOP in New York, for e-prescribing.”

“BIO-key’s one touch fingerprint authentication compliments the innovative workflow solutions Aventura delivers to their customers,” said Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO, BIO-key. “Doctors and nurses genuinely value the ability to achieve fast and convenient two-factor authentication using their biometric.”

For more information about Aventura’s solution for EPCS, please contact: epcs(at)avenurahq(dot)com or visit us in booth #3080 at HIMSS, April 13-15.

About BIO-key®    
BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key’s award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world’s largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key’s technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (http://www.bio-key.com)

About Aventura
Aventura is the leading provider of awareness computing for the healthcare industry. For decades, clinicians have had to adapt their workflow to the limitations of computers; with Aventura, computers can now adapt to how clinicians work. Through its patented technology, Aventura delivers awareness of a user’s identity and role, their location within a facility, what device they are working on, and what patient they are treating. Based on this awareness, Aventura immediately delivers a virtual desktop and dynamically provisions the applications and exact screens a user needs to care for that particular patient, eliminating wasteful clicks and keystrokes. As a result, Aventura helps customers achieve their important initiatives in the areas of EHR adoption and Meaningful Use requirements, PHI security, mobility, and cost containment. Aventura is headquartered in Denver with offices in Marlborough, MA. Visit http://www.aventurahq.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 888-484-4643 to learn more.

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