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How hospitals are using palm readers

The New York Times, November 12, 2012

Biometric technology is on the march, some hospitals and school districts are using palm vein pattern recognition to identify and efficiently manage their patients or students. Consumer advocates say that enterprises are increasingly employing biometric data to improve convenience—and that members of the public are paying for that convenience with their privacy. If medical centers are going to use patients' biometric data for their own institutional convenience, they argue, the centers should also enhance patient privacy