Biometric authentication tech firm secures digital partnership with NHS
A company specialising in biometric authentication technology has announced it has partnered with the NHS’ online login service.
iProov has announced that its technology has been deployed to verify users signing up to NHS login across Android and iOS.
Founded in 2011, iProov specialises in face verification, using light technology through mobile devices.
Last year the London-based firm landed contracts with the likes of the UK Home Office and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
iProov’s partnership will enables users in England to create their NHS login remotely using its self-developed biometric authentication technology.
Andrew Bud, founder and CEO of iProov, commented: “The NHS login service is now a proven, secure, inclusive and effective way for citizens to verify and use their identity for health-related purposes.
“We have been very impressed by what the NHS Digital team has accomplished, by their agility and professionalism, and by the boldness of their vision.
“This is particularly important in the current climate in which demand is unprecedented and the need for convenient and robust remote identity verification is crucial. We are delighted to be playing our part.”
Melissa Ruscoe, programme head for NHS login, added: “iOS users are now able to benefit from faster automatic identity verification when creating their NHS login, giving them a single safe and secure way to access their digital healthcare services such as the NHS App.
“Over the past couple of months we have seen a surge in demand in people registering for an NHS login as they look to manage their health digitally.
“More automated tools like this will help us to improve the experience of our users, increase demand capacity and ensure nobody is waiting too long to complete identity verification checks to gain access to their digital healthcare services.”
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