LifeMed ID and the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York City have plans to issue medical smart cards to more than 110,000 patients to help enhance continuity of care throughout the New York City area.
These smart cards will serve to protect patient identities and health care records, provide secure authentication for any access to medical information, and contain secure, portable patient medical information that can be securely accessed in an emergency by authorized first responders and health care providers.
The system also provides paperless check-in, patient registration process, thereby reducing patient wait times. The patient simply presents their LifeMed ID medical smart card, enters an optional PIN or biometric identifier, and instantly the patient is signed in throughout the entire organization, including multiple departments, clinics and providers.
The LifeMed ID system provides secure patient identity management, meets dual authentication requirements for HIPAA privacy best practices compliance, and provides ongoing connectivity to the patients’ medical records, ensuring accuracy and helping to avoid expensive administrative errors.