Alliance Activities : Applications : Healthcare


U.S. public and private healthcare and health services organizations increasingly understand the necessity to implement secure technology to curb waste, fraud and abuse and increase user convenience. Implementing secure technologies supports a wide array of use cases including the adoption and convergence of EMV chip technology for medical payments, the promotion of a strong authentication solution for Medicare and Medicaid, improved patient identification and record matching, and security solutions that allow providers to focus on improved quality of patient care.

Healthcare breaches continue to sacrifice personal identification information to unauthorized sources and question the role that security and identity management play in the market. Strong authentication solutions allow organizations – including hospitals, clinics and supporting offices – to reduce costs, streamline workflow and increase security, enabling a renewed focus on patient-centered care. Issuing a single, secure, multi-purpose credential will:

  • Support both identity and payment
  • Be portable across a variety of form factors ranging from cards to mobile phones
  • Provide a secure carrier for portable medical records
  • Secure access to emergency medical information
  • Enable compliance with government initiatives and mandates

The Secure Technology Alliance Health and Human Services Council organizes thought leaders to promote the adoption of secure technologies in accordance with industry-leading standards. The Health and Human Service Council fosters an environment that allows subject matter experts, including payers, providers and technologists, to work together to educate and promote the adoption of secure technologies through product- and service-agnostic white papers, presentations and discussions.

Recent Alliance resources include:

Additional resources on healthcare security technologies can be found in the Alliance Knowledge Center.

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