Use of Biometrics to improve attendance and performance in healthcare education campuses : by Harjeet kakkar

Dec 20, 2022 | Campus Management Solutions, ERP

The paramount goal for medical colleges is to give rise to the number of competent doctors who have ample knowledge, are properly trained to deliver healthcare facilities, and have empathetic behavior towards their patients. There is no denying the fact that a great student makes an excellent doctor and attendance plays a very crucial part when it comes to a medical student’s academic performance and professional development as a doctor. If attendance is not kept in check, it can hamper students’ learning and further, their academic progress. Not just academic progress, absenteeism can also impact the zeal of the staff as well as other students.

For a profession that involves matters of life and death, even a small miss can cause big issues. Here are ten ways that medical colleges can adopt to improve attendance.

  • Implement a biometric attendance system that uses fingerprint, facial recognition, or hand scanner technology to accurately track student attendance.
  • Use biometric data to create personalized attendance reports for students, instructors, and administrators.
  • Leverage biometric technology to prevent fraudulent attendance or cheating on attendance records.
  • Integrate biometric data with other student information, such as grades and course progress, to provide a more comprehensive view of academic performance.
  • Use biometric data to identify patterns or trends in student attendance, such as times of day when attendance is consistently low.
  • Use biometric technology to create a secure and confidential record of student attendance, which can be accessed only by authorized personnel.
  • Implement a biometric attendance system that allows students to easily check in and out of classes using their fingerprints or other biometric data.
  • Use biometric data to automate the attendance tracking process and reduce the amount of time and effort required to maintain attendance records.
  • Implement a biometric system that allows students to access their attendance records and track their attendance progress.
  • Use biometric data to provide real-time attendance updates to instructors and administrators, allowing them to quickly identify and address any attendance issues.

Having biometrics administered in the daily activities of students can help organizations with the effective use of data effectively. Clearly, a biometric attendance management system for medicine colleges can enhance learning, and the future will see even more revolutionary usages. However, to ensure that all stakeholders as well as students benefit from the biometric system, medical colleges need to ensure students and staff are properly trained and supported in using biometric technology. It is advised to regularly evaluate and assess the biometric attendance tracking system to identify areas for improvement.

Over the next few weeks in my articles, I shall be elaborating on how medical campus ERP solutions act as an insurance for medical campuses by addressing the individual challenges faced by each of the key stakeholders in a healthcare education campus. We shall address issues and discuss probable solutions along with best international practices. Over this journey I shall also share a few case studies and success/failure stories as well. I shall be more than happy to address your queries or to learn from your experiences with respect to healthcare education campuses. Kindly feel free to email me.

Harjeet Kakkar