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New fingerprint technology helps doctors

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe Putney Hospital is using new technology to keep medical records secure, while making it easier for doctors to access that information.

Physicians at Phoebe had their fingerprints scanned into new fingerprint readers that will be used on computers at stations on patient floors and throughout the hospital.

Soon, the more than 100 physicians at the Hospital will be able to access their files just by swiping their fingerprints.

Pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Tolliver said  "Instead of having to take the time to think what is my password, I can just think about what is going on with my patient and think about my patient."

So far 25 doctors have had their fingerprints recorded for the bio-metric readers.

The rest of the medical staff will have their computers set up for a single fingerprint scan in the coming days.

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