Acuant’s Automated Data Capture Solution Selected by Game Changing Carbon Health to Provide a Hassle-Free Digital Experience for Patients

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and verification solutions, today announced it will provide its AcuFill™ real time intelligent data capture solution to Carbon Health, a mobile-based connected healthcare network that is building a new healthcare system from the ground up.

Carbon Health will incorporate Acuant’s technology into its mobile healthcare platform, which allows patients to connect with all of their healthcare providers through a mobile device. Carbon Health will leverage Acuant’s sleek and easy information capture solution to improve use experience, streamline the revenue cycle, foster better communications within the healthcare ecosystem, and eliminate rejected claims due to manual entry errors.

The unified end-to-end technology platform is integrated with insurance companies, pharmacies, medical imaging centers and labs, providing independent practices with an all-in-one tool to streamline their practice and allowing physicians to spend more time connecting with patients. Patients benefit from a comprehensive healthcare experience accessible through their mobile device, with direct access to their full medical records and seamless continuity of care between virtual and in-person consultations.

“The Carbon Health team brings the best medical experts, designers and engineers together to build a healthcare network that makes sense to both patients and doctors. Acuant has been a key partner from day one, supporting our vision and providing us with a solution that is integral to our seamless user experience for both patients and practices,” said Eren Bali, CEO and Co-founder of Carbon Health. “We look forward to working with the Acuant team as we continue to pursue our mission of transforming the patient-doctor experience.”

“We are excited to partner with innovators like Carbon Health that are disrupting major industries. The healthcare landscape is challenging and ripe with opportunities to have more pleasing patient experiences while also improving operations and costs for practices. That is where our solutions come in and we couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of the new system Carbon Health is creating,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant. “Our logic-based technology identifies and captures fields regardless of the specific insurance ID template. This infrastructure will enable Carbon to automate patient registration and create a user-friendly experience while guaranteeing the accuracy of data as it relates to patient care, billing and preapprovals.”

About Carbon Health
Carbon Health was founded in 2016 when CEO Eren Bali and co-founders Tom Berry and Dr. Greg Burrell decided to reimagine healthcare by building a completely new healthcare system from the ground up. Carbon brings the marketplace model to healthcare, connecting practices with a unified technology platform and giving patients access to all of their providers through their mobile device. Carbon currently has a primary care clinic in San Francisco and provides virtual care throughout California. More locations coming soon. Please visit carbonhealth.com to learn more.

About Acuant
Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

Acuant and NewTech Automotive Improve CRM for Auto Dealerships with Mobile Information Capture

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, today announced that it has formed a partnership with NewTech Automotive Services, one of the automotive industry’s leading innovators in technology, consulting, financial services, and vehicle management.

Acuant’s Acufill technology, integrated with NewTech Automotive, will enable sales associates at automotive dealerships across the country to capture and auto-populate critical customer information into the dealership’s CRM system, using an Android or IOS enabled mobile device. The solution will enable quick and easy capture of ID’s before customers go for test drives, enhancing both the customer experience and the accuracy of data for dealerships. No standing around to photocopy your ID or manually enter data. Improving these workflows has been proven to increase Customer Satisfaction Index Scores (CSI) which leads to higher sales volume.

Information is encrypted and data is not stored locally on the mobile phone to meet regulatory and compliance concerns. Acuant’s solution also provides the ability to authenticate and verify a customer’s credentials with third party systems to identify counterfeit IDs instantly reducing fraud.

“The automotive sales process is undergoing a significant digital transformation as dealerships embrace new mobile CRM technologies that bring sales associates closer to their customers to improve the entire buying process from the initial test drive to the final sale,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant. “We are excited to provide a solution that helps modernize the automotive sales function at dealerships to improve customer satisfaction rating and streamline the sales process.”

About NewTech Automotive Services
NewTech Automotive Services is one of the automotive industry’s leading innovators in technology, consulting, financial services, and vehicle management. Since 1998, our proven systems and methods have helped car dealers throughout the country add more volume and gross.

Advanced technologies from NewTech Automotive Affiliated companies can help you save time and money while implementing capabilities that will systematize your dealership’s operations. These technology products and services will enable you to sell and market your vehicles, finance products and repair services in a more efficient manner.

About Acuant
Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

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Biometrics Boom: Juniper Predicts 600M+ Mobile Devices will use Voice and Facial Recognition by 2021

 

Biometrics is one of the hottest security topics in 2017. Businesses are realizing they must supplement basic login credentials with much stronger authentication methods, such as fingerprint and facial recognition technologies. Juniper Research study, Mobile Biometrics: Consumer Markets, Opportunities & Forecasts 2016-2021, finds that biometric authentication is ready to move beyond fingerprints alone and use several different identifiers, including facial recognition and voiceprints.

The research notes that these methods will increase from being installed on an estimated 190 million mobile devices in 2016 to exceed 600 million devices by 2021. As biometric technology becomes more commonplace in the business environment and more accepted by consumers, industries can leverage it to ensure stronger identity security.

This will likely begin to transform security in a host of industries that are especially vulnerable to cyber-attacks. With the increase in popularity of mobile payments and mobile healthcare, the finance and healthcare industries in particular can benefit from using biometric technology to verify identities.

Here’s what to expect in 2017:

Consumers will Quickly Adopt Biometrics

When biometric technologies first rolled out, consumers were apprehensive and sometimes refused to use them.  However, this apprehension towards biometrics is being steadily broken down through consumerization. Technologies that were previously used only for official purposes are now available on the market for consumers to buy.

For example, in the US, the use and collection of fingerprints is often correlated with law enforcement, but Apple now allows users to unlock their devices through their fingerprints, which has helped break down the apprehension of using biometrics for everyday use. The use of selfies in general has allowed people to use photos in a variety of ways, and Facebook and Instagram have capitalized on that by using facial recognition. Biometric technologies that consumers once rejected have become the norm for many consumers, paving the way for much tighter security processes.

 

Companies will Seek to Build Stronger Authentication Continuums

As consumers embrace and adopt new technology, it’s beneficial for that technology to be more interconnected. Businesses are able to leverage this interconnected technology by using it throughout the enterprise or with their products. Utilizing biometric technology with their products, allows consumers to have a higher degree of customization and personalization. Further, an authentication continuum based on biometrics will result in a higher level of overall security, which is key for companies that prioritize robust security.

For example, just doing facial recognition by itself isn’t sufficient most of the time. Tying facial with identity, document authentication, other attributes and biometrics will build a stronger authentication continuum that will lead to a greater level of security.

With biometric technology continuously evolving and the increasing sophistication of hackers and identity thieves, the future of identity verification may more closely resemble science fiction than our current reality.

The Future is Here: Mobile Check-In & Digital Keyless Entry for Hotels are Reality

As technology continues to improve many routine processes, we all look forward to improvements that make life easier and experiences more enjoyable when it comes to traveling. Travelers for business and leisure alike dread the antiquated check-in process at hotels. While there have been small steps to improve this, it has remained a tedious, unpleasant experience that feels like a never ending series of questions with demands for ID’s, credit cards that ends in finally obtaining your key. Only to find later this key does not work, is demagnetized, or you come to misplace it.

Hotels today are making big efforts to move away from tasks like this, and provide more convenient processes for their guests. This is especially true in light of new competition from AirBNB, HomeAway and VRBO, which offer more travel options than ever before.

Mobile check-in and digital keyless entry are slowly beginning to transform how guests check-in and customer satisfaction ratings are climbing and expected to soar as this takes hold. Case in point, a recent JD Power study on hotel satisfaction found that while only 3% of guests take advantage of online or mobile check-in, check-in/check-out satisfaction is highest among these guests. And, those mobile check in/out adoption numbers are expected to spike in coming years.

Acuant recently partnered with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key technology, to provide mobile key access to hotel guests. With the OpenKey app, hotel employees can easily generate and manage mobile keys for their guests. All guests need to do is download the app onto their smartphones. Then they can use their mobile devices to check-in securely and access their rooms without having to visit the front desk. Independent hotels across the country have implemented OpenKey’s digital keyless entry solution with confidence in the security of the underlying Acuant technology.

Acuant’s ID verification capabilities allow guests to check-in securely through a mobile device, take away the paperwork and credential handling and make the check-in experience a seamless one. The OpenKey app notifies hotel employees when a guest has checked in and Acuant’s ID authentication guarantees that only verified guests will have access to their rooms, which allows for convenience without sacrificing security. Guests can also use their smartphones to access hotel amenities such as pools, spas and fitness centers, where a room key would be cumbersome.

By relying on better technology, hotel staff will spend less time at the front desk and more time creating personalized guest services. Guests will feel empowered and enjoy the freedom of self-service check-in and digital keys. No lines, no paperwork, no keys to lose- traveling just became a lot more pleasurable!