Experian helps verify the identity of patients and provide secure enrollment
to healthcare portals by integrating with major electronic medical records
Precise ID(SM) for healthcare portals helps safeguard a patient's electronic
health records within online portals
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experian^®, the leading
global information services company, today announced that it has integrated
its identity proofing and risk-based authentication platform, Precise ID(SM)
for healthcare portals, with Epic's MyChart patient portal to enable
healthcare providers to quickly and securely authenticate, validate and
risk-assess patient identities prior to accessing medical information online.
"As more healthcare organizations are providing access to electronic records,
hospitals and medical groups will need to further ensure the security and
confidentiality of each patient's information," said Dan Buell, general
manager of Experian Healthcare. "For years, our Precise ID platform has been
helping financial organizations and government agencies authenticate users. We
are now leveraging this expertise to ease the patient portal enrollment
process that in turn can help public and private healthcare providers meet
their Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, which state that 5 percent of
patients must be able to view, download or transmit their health records. The
integration of Precise ID for healthcare portals with Epic's application will
instill a level of trust and confidence with patients that their medical and
personal information remains secure."
Precise ID for healthcare portals combines Experian's state-of-the-art
identity proofing and risk-based authentication technology with
industry-leading data assets and advanced analytics to help healthcare
organizations securely verify each patient's identity. Prior to accessing
medical information online, patients and authorized users can be authenticated
via a combination of real-time questions that only they are likely to know.
With this integration, Experian's Precise ID adds to its growing list of
users, including numerous public and private healthcare systems as well as
federal, state and local government agencies, to meet identity proofing
requirements either in a standalone environment or via a more robust
multifactor credentialing program.
About Precise ID and Precise ID for healthcare portals
With Precise ID, healthcare providers have access to a proven authentication
and fraud detection service that has been assessed and certified by the
Kantara Initiative and meets the industry's best practice recommendation by
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of level 3 assurance
for identity proofing.
The Precise ID platform offers a flexible framework that enables healthcare
providers to incorporate it into their existing identity proofing and
authentication processes, allowing connectivity with various electronic health
records and patient management systems.
For more information on Precise ID for healthcare portals, or Experian
Healthcare's other leading products and services, visit
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data
and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses
to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate
decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report
and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31,
2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo,
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.
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