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Biometric identifiers cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term529504
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Biometric identifiers cluster includes data elements that define information on the use of biometric identifiers and the type of biometric identification used. Biometric capture devices record the unique biological characteristics of an individual in order to identify a person.

Collection and usage attributes

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Biometric identifiers can be used in addition to conventional identification methods, as they can be faster and more reliable. Traditional methods of identification centre on something a person has, such as a token or a driver’s license, or something one knows, such as a password, address or name. Unlike these methods of identification, biometric identifiers are part of the person and therefore cannot be forgotten or stolen.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termStandards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

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Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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1Person—biometric identifier used indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
2Identifier—type of biometric identifier used, code N[N]Conditional16
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