Gemalto Delivers Secure eHealthcare Solution to Hospital in US

  Gemalto Delivers Secure eHealthcare Solution to Hospital in US

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- September 17, 2013

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 role^1 ensures the confidentiality and validity of the patient’s
identity and information. Today, up to 15% of medical records contain errors^2
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 2010^3, 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.”

About Gemalto

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.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

^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

Contact:

Gemalto
Media
Peggy Edoire, +33 4 42 36 45 40
Europe, Middle East & Africa
peggy.edoire@gemalto.com
or
Pierre Lelievre, +65 6317 3802
Asia Pacific
pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com
or
Nicole Smith, +1 512 758 8921
North America
nicole.smith@gemalto.com
or
Ernesto Haikewitsch, +55 11 5105 9220
Latin America
ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com
 
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