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Smart Card Alliance Outlines New Paradigm for a Secure, Streamlined Healthcare Industry in New Infographic

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 19, 2016 – Healthcare spending losses to fraud and abuse total $272 billion a year, but no single part of the healthcare system is responsible. Each stage of healthcare has risks of fraud, errors, waste and abuse. These vulnerabilities can be reduced at every stage by implementing an identity management system…
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Smart Card Alliance White Paper Provides Vision for Healthcare Identity Authentication and EMV Payments Convergence

Smart card technology can increase security, decrease payment vulnerability, reduce fraud and improve workflow for the healthcare industry Princeton Junction, N.J., February 25, 2016 – At the same time as the U.S. continues its migration to EMV chip technology to reduce counterfeit card fraud, the healthcare industry is dealing with fraud at an all-time high, with billions…
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Smart Card Alliance-organized HIMSS 2016 Session Details New Approach to Patient Identity to Streamline Healthcare

Princeton Junction, N.J., February 23, 2016 – Today, 12 percent of patient records are mismatched in the U.S., and 19 percent of healthcare CIOs reported adverse healthcare events as a result of patient misidentification. On top of that, financial losses from healthcare fraud amount to tens of billion dollars a year. A presentation organized by…
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Smart Card Alliance Promotes Data Security Best Practices in Support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Princeton Junction, N.J., October 15, 2015 – To help kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, celebrated every October, the Smart Card Alliance is sharing best practices to help strengthen data security in government and healthcare. “The theme this year is Our Shared Responsibility, and the Alliance is doing its part by educating on ways…
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TSYS Healthcare Collaborating with FPS Trust & HealthSavings Administrators on Health Saving Accounts

Columbus, Ga., Oct 05, 2015 — TSYS TSS, +0.17% today announced the launch of a new relationship with FPS Trust Company and its sister company HealthSavings Administrators. TSYS Healthcare is now collaborating with FPS Trust Company and HealthSavings to support the processing of Health Saving Account (HSA) cards and to produce related card collateral. “Enabling FPS…
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Smart Card Alliance Response to GAO Report on Electronically Readable Cards Recommends System-wide Smart Card-based Strong Authentication for CMS

Princeton Junction, N.J., September 23, 2015 – In a response to the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) report “Medicare: Potential Uses of Electronically Readable Cards for Beneficiaries and Providers,” the Smart Card Alliance recommends the system-wide implementation of smart card-based strong authentication for Medicare beneficiaries and providers to prevent fraud, maintain record accuracy and security…
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NAHAM and LifeMed ID: Innovative Healthcare Partnership Develops Groundbreaking Continuing Education Program

The National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) has partnered with LifeMed ID to develop a Continuing Education Training Module to educate NAHAM’s members, and non-members across the nation, on patient ID authentication. Citrus Heights, CA.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Healthcare Delivery Organizations and Providers, Healthcare Management Organizations, HIPAA Compliance Specialists, and Healthcare Executives have a new resource…
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Smart Card Alliance Invites Speaking Proposals for 14th Annual Government Conference Coming in June

Proposals accepted through Feb. 20 Princeton Junction, N.J., February 17, 2015 –The Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, the leading event for identity and security, is coming to Washington D.C. for the 14th year with comprehensive coverage of efforts toward strong authentication technology in government identity programs. The Smart Card Alliance is currently welcoming speaking proposals…