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Friday 22 May 2020

NHS Login deploys facial verification tech from SME iProov

iProov logoIn another example of rapid tech deployment in the health sector, facial verification technology from SME iProov has been deployed to verify users signing up to NHS login from the NHS App on Android and iOS. Over the past couple of months, the NHS has seen a surge in demand in people registering for an NHS login as they look to manage their health digitally. More than a million people have now registered with NHS login, with a peak of over 60,000 new IDs verified during the first week of April.

The technology from iProov, which was part of TechMarketView’s Innovation Partner Programme with Sopra Steria in December, verifies that an individual is a real person, the right person, and is authenticating themselves ‘right now’. This protects against the risk of identity theft while giving people quicker and more convenient access to vital services wherever they are.

iProov’s Flashmark facial verification technology is now used by citizens to create an NHS login through the NHS App, which in turn allows for easy access to essential services such as GP appointments, access to medical records and ordering repeat prescriptions. When we met the founders last year, we were very impressed by iProov’s technology, which verifies facial features against identity document photos using a series of coloured flashing lights generated by your standard mobile device. It will enable users in England to create their NHS login remotely, securely and conveniently at a time when they need it most, removing the need for manual and in-person verifications, thereby freeing up valuable NHS resources and saving money. 

Founded in 2011, we believe iProov is ‘one to watch’ in UK tech. In addition to NHS login, the SME’s patented technology is already used to verify identities in the Home Office ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app, which enables European citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. It also provides Genuine Presence Assurance to governments, banks and other enterprises, including the US Department for Homeland Security, allowing them to authenticate users remotely on smartphones or other devices.

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Posted by: Tola Sargeant

Tags: innovation   scaleup   healthcare   mobile  

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