MISSION, Kan. — The pharmacy automation and management systems made by ScriptPro will begin using biometric authentication technology from Xelios Biometrics, under a multi-year licensing agreement between the two companies.
The companies said such biometric identifiers as fingerprints would be more reliable in verifying identity than identification cards or personal identification numbers, which are currently used in ScriptPro's systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We believe biometric authentication is the simplest and most powerful way to implement controls over pharmacy processes," ScriptPro president and CEO Mike Coughlin said. "We have tested a number of technologies in this area and feel that Xelios has taken this method to a new level of speed and accuracy."
ScriptPro will use Xelios' system during the prescription-dispensing process to identify authorized pharmacy staff and track and store information about who handles a prescription.