AMSTERDAM - Tuesday, September 17th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) Regulatory News:
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is working with LifeMed ID to provide a robust eHealthcare solution that securely authenticates patient’s identities at Maine’s Mid Coast Hospital. The solution digitally stores and verifies identification credentials enabling secure access to the patients’ unique Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Gemalto’s advanced Sealys MultiApp ID smart cards in collaboration with LifeMed ID’s SecureReg solution enables Maine’s Mid Coast Hospital to safeguard patient medical information by authenticating the identity of the patient to reduce administrative time, cost and paperwork, improving the overall quality of care.
The new system gives Mid Coast Hospital an end-to-end secure authentication infrastructure across disparate groups within the healthcare landscape for advancements in eHealth. Assigning various degrees of data access based on an individual’s role1 ensures the confidentiality and validity of the patient’s identity and information. Today, up to 15% of medical records contain errors2 resulting in a crucial need to improve the reliability of medical data; the overall solution reinforces the integrity the data of EMRs for prescriptions while working to reduce the rate of healthcare fraud.
With US healthcare expenses reaching $2.6 trillion in 20103, public and private health service organizations are looking to eHealth suppliers to design solutions that help modernize the current system in areas of security and patient identity. Gemalto/LifeMed ID’s technology enables these organizations to reduce costs associated with program inefficiencies improving the quality of patient care and satisfaction.
John Stoy, CIO at Mid Coast Hospital said: "Our vision is to seamlessly connect and synchronize patient data across our EMR systems, streamline registration process, eliminate duplicate records, reduce billing errors, and improve patient satisfaction throughout the care continuum. We choose to leverage proven technology with Gemalto smart cards and LifeMed ID’s SecureReg patient identity suite of software products.”
"Gemalto’s digital security expertise of protecting data coupled with their experience in identity verification were quintessential reasons for choosing to implement their smart card technology into LifeMed ID’s patient identity solution,” said David Batchelor, CEO of LifeMed ID. "Working together we are bringing innovative and secure patient identity solutions that eliminate duplicate records, diminishes fraud and decrease administrative cost in the healthcare ecosystem in the United States.”
"With over 30 years’ experience, we are at the forefront of smart card advancements and personal identification worldwide,” said Neville Pattinson, SVP government programs for Gemalto North America. "Today our smart cards, software and services are being used to modernize logical access of sensitive information in numerous areas from healthcare to government security.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
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1 physician, nurse or insurance administrator 2 http://lifemedid.com/healthcare-trends/the-problem-in-healthcare-today 3 http://www.kaiseredu.org/issue-modules/us-health-care-costs/background-brief.aspx
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