secrypt GmbH has added e-Signing with biometric characteristics of handwritten signatures addition, captured an processed with SOFTPRO Technology to its solution portfolio. This solution premiered at Health IT trade fair conHIT in May 2014 in Berlin where secrypt has demonstrated a solution which combines two types of E-Signing ('combo-signature'): the capturing of signature biometrics throughout the signing process on signature pads and e-signatures created when using smartcard-based authentication processes.
Which way of those combined signing methods is chosen depends on the signing purpose. The feature for biometric signing now an optional part of the proven secrypt signature software digiSeal®.
The new combo-signature solution provides a new milestone to speed up digitization efforts in the health sector. It helps to reduce the generation and archiving of paper documents.
For example in patient on-boarding:
• Step 1: patient signs the document, eg a treatment contract, on a signature pad or tablet. This procedure is a very familiar to many patients as they sign on these kind of SignPads at many POS stations in retail and at their bank tellers
• Step 2: Doctor or staff are signing immediately afterwards with their signature card, for example, Health Professional Card (HPC), and 'seal' the document with a qualified electronic signature
The combo-signature solution makes patient on-boarding process as well as managing Electronic Health Records (EHR) easier, faster and much more efficient. This solution is also suitable for all those applications, in which not all the signatories are equipped with signature cards. Cost- and time-consuming handling and archiving of paper documents can finally become a thing o the past with this trustworthy integration of handwritten signatures into digital workflows
"The potential of e-signatures is now in perceived in the health sector as suitable to fulfil the requirements in hospital information systems, document management systems and archive systems," says Tatami Michalek, Managing Director of secrypt GmbH. "The high interest in our new signature tablet solution for patient on-boarding is a conforming that there is demand for trustworthy paperless solutions which encompass more than just the process of actual treatment of a patient."
The secrypt GmbH specialises in solutions to optimize, accelerate and secure digital business processes with legally compliant electronic signatures, timestamps and encryption. Their digiSeal® product family caters for authenticity, protection against manipulation and confidentiality of sensitive electronischen data as well as archiving with preservation of evidential value.
About Softpro - The E-Signature Professionals
The Softpro Group (softpro.de) is a world leader in developing and marketing products and solutions for the digital capture, management and verification of handwritten signatures.
Softpro's fastest growing line of business is E-Signing solutions. Softpro produces E-Signing software that ranges from Software Developer Kits to a complete platform for Web-based signing. The products are compatible with a wide range of devices for signature capture - including basic pen pads, Tablet PCs as well as iPad and slate computers.
E-Signing solutions have proven to lower daily costs, accelerate business processes, eliminate errors, and protect documents against manipulation. E-Signing with Softpro is environmentally friendly and thus supports Green initiatives and corporate social responsibility programs.