Biometric Signature

Protect the medical act, space and nature: more time for the patient, no additional spaces for storing documents and no waste of paper.

The digitalization of the office and the pharmacy implies the transformation of time-consuming activities, both for the doctor / pharmacist and for the patient, into automated actions, performed quickly by electronic devices.

Technical specifications

From a technical point of view, we propose the most ergonomic solution: the Sigma biometric signature device from Signotec, a specialist in the field of capturing handwritten electronic signatures.

Patients sign biometrically,
BizMedica and BizPharma archive and store

Taking into account the previously mentioned features, the biometric signature may be considered as an extended electronic signature version, according to Law 455/2001 (“Law on Electronic Signature”), which includes the relevant terminology regarding this type of signature, as follows: (b) “extended electronic signature” means that electronic signature which cumulatively fulfills the following conditions: (i) it is uniquely connected to the signing person; (ii) it ensures the signing person’s identification; (iii) it is created by means solely controlled by the signing person; and (iv) it is related to the electronic document that it refers to in such a way that any subsequent modification thereof is identifiable.

The concept of biometric signature is not specifically defined in the Romanian laws. Nonetheless, we may interpret biometric signature as a type of electronic signature, created by using a specialized electronic device (e.g., a signature pad or tablet) that records the biometric data of the handwritten signature.

The process of signing electronic documents has the following features:
– a signature pad records the biometric data of a handwritten signature;
– the signature pad records raw data such as position (x, y), angle (of pen) and pressure (applied by the pen on the tablet);
– by using a software, the raw data recorded by the signature pad are converted into biometric data, as follows: (i) temporal data (rhythm) – speed and acceleration; (ii) pressure; (iii) graphical data; (iv) angle; and (v) the difference in angle.