Merchant360, Health Portal Solutions, and CliniCard have teamed up to create a patient identification and payments system using NFC technology.
Dubbed PatientID+, the solution enables health care providers to quickly perform identity verification, eligibility screening, and payment at intake by simply swiping the patient’s information from their PatientID+ NFC card or NFC-enabled phone. The patient enters a PIN to access and transmit the information to the provider, who then authenticates to access the information.
“The goal is to get rid of those forms we all dislike to fill out when we get to the doctor’s office,” said Steve McRae, CEO of Merchant360. “Having one solution that can act as my insurance card, my identity across multiple systems, and payment card is bound to cut costs and improve service.”
“Today’s health care regulatory demands are pushing for everyone to electronically store and exchange health care data,” added James Burkholder, CEO at Health Portal Solutions. “The PatientID+ card will provide a complementary solution to our portal technology for reducing time spent on administrative tasks, cut customer service call volume, and tighten efficiencies overall.”
The PatientID+ solution also uses magnetic swipe technology to read the identification number from the card, like an everyday bank card, and then securely pulls the information from the cloud, according to the partners.
The solution is being debuted today at the 31st Annual Self-Insurance Institute of America Conference and Expo in Phoenix.