The Smart Health Card System takes your virtual longitudinal personal health record and stores it on a secure card that is specifically tied to your identity (photograph and ID/Password). It features the same authentication and security protocol as employed by the Department of Defense, which provides absolute authentication of ones identity using 2-part authentication, patient photo identification and is biometric capable (fingerprint).
The Smart Health Card has the ability of being used to retrieve/store/update a patient’s longitudinal medical history using the MyeMHR Personal Health Record, for use by care providers anywhere at anytime. Additionally, the solution provides the means from which to present a patients longitudinal medical history including imaging (DICOM) to the care provider at the point of care. The Smart Health Card solution includes a “back-end” feature using the client-side APP for use by Payers in performing analytics and Reconciling Billing Statements.
It is universally capable of being used by hospitals, ambulatory clinics and private practices using disparate information systems It can retrieve and return all relevant information regarding medical services provided to the cloud-based HIE repository for inclusion into the patients records system. It has an embedded software platform which allows the healthcare provider to use the platform to enter EHR data that is passed back to the patient’s host EHR. This embedded software allows the system to be used even without connectivity to “the cloud”.
What would the impact be for the payer if every piece of data (Labs, Diagnostics, Imaging etc.) were always with the patient when they presented to another care provider? This platform can lead to the elimination or significant reduction of redundant and unnecessary testing, procedures and resulting Cost of Medical Services. The CBO estimates as much as $700 billion per year is spent on redundant testing.
What would the impact be for the payer if there existed a solution that could eliminate identify theft and fraud associated with paper-based Medicare and identification cards being used throughout the healthcare IT system. Use of this platform could reduce or even eliminate fraud associated with identity theft. The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association estimates conservatively that 3% of all health care spending – or $68 billion per year – is lost to health care fraud.
Additionally, imagine the ability of having universal access to true population data that is accurate and up-to-date. Payers would have the ability to perform accurate, intelligent analytics on meaningful patient data. This, along with the benefits associated of achieving true interoperability of health systems, and you can begin to imagine the enormous benefit of this platform. This is why we believe this solution has a positive ROI from the point of implementation.
Finally, the Smart Health Card lets you take your medical records with you, providing the portability of data and interoperability that other systems promise, but cannot deliver. ISeeYouCare’s CEO, Robert Higgs, once said “There are but two components to the healthcare system that are relevant; the patient and the care provider. Only one of these components are mobile throughout their lifetime – the patient!”. This truly helps meet the goal of meeting the patient where they are.