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Biometrically enabled smart cards have a variety of roles to play within the identity management lifecycle. They can be implemented in a simple card based access control system or into more complex corporate and civil applications providing access to other services and benefits a person may be entitled to, based on their identity.
For the healthcare sector, all medical information can be stored on the card, allowing for off line access in times of emergency. This information can be easily updated by authorised healthcare practitioners, ensuring up to date records for any other provider the patient may use. Practitioners are also able to rapidly and accurately identify patients, reducing medical identity theft and improving quality of care.
In the hospitality and retail industry, smart cards allow for card based biometric authentication of identity, while storing important details of the customer profile such as purchasing patterns and loyalty points, adding value to the overall customer experience.