The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) interviewed our Founder and CEO Mizan Rahman to discuss our work in the biometric identification management industry.
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) interviewed M2SYS Technology Founder and CEO Mizan Rahman this week to talk about our work in the global biometric identification management industry, insights on future applications of the tech, what variables translate into a successful deployment, and how M2SYS is a leading innovator of biometric technology.
A link to the interview on the TAG Web site can be found here.
A special thank you to the TAG staff for allowing us the opportunity to speak about biometric identification management technology and share our story!
Our most recent podcast is an interview with The National Institute for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) to discuss their work on establishing a “trusted identity in cyberspace.”
The digitization of our lives has raised demand to establish safer and more secure ways for us to provide accurate identification for online transactions. The need to establish a ubiquitous “trusted identity” has set in motion new government initiatives to bring together stakeholders for open discussions on what identification strategies are the most effective and support protection of civil liberties and privacy while promoting interoperability.
Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Shiere from the National Institute for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) to talk about the agency’s mission and objectives, the work they are doing to foster the creation of that trusted identity, and how they are actively funding several pilot projects that rely on cooperation from otherwise disparate entities to establish more standards-based, secure ways to identify ourselves.
Please take a moment to visit our podcast page and download a copy of the NSTIC podcast. The podcast covers the following topics:
- A background on who NSTIC is, their mission and objectives, and details on the goal of creating an “Identity Ecosystem.”
- What processes and structure are needed to meet the goals of NSTIC?
- Why is now the right time to establish a national strategy for trusted identities in cyberspace?
- How easy has it become for criminals to steal online identities? Is there a shared, societal cost of identity theft?
- How delicate is the balance between creating trusted online identities and the right to privacy and what safeguards are in place to protect it?
- The benefits and value of a standards-based trusted identity for patients in healthcare.
- How NSTIC is working with the ONC and private entities to advance the initiative of establishing a trusted identity for patients in healthcare.
- NIST has interoperable standards for iris, face, and fingerprint biometrics but other forms of biometrics don’t yet have a standard. Would NSTIC ever recommend for an organization that wants to implement an identity credentialing program to select a technology that does not have an interoperable standard? How could a non-standardized identity credential hinder an organization in the future?
- As the healthcare industry moves towards a more patient centric model and opens data access to patients through online portals and other tools, what impact could a trusted online identity have on reducing medical identity theft?
- What NSTIC is doing at Inova in their AAMVA pilot in terms of “what’s next” for patient security and privacy.
Understanding more about the steps our federal government is taking to advance the trusted identity in cyberspace initiative is important in order to grasp the challenges faced and the enormity of the task.
Have an idea for a podcast? Email us at: marketing (at) m2sys.com with your ideas!
Mandi Bishop, Principal at Adaptive Project Solutions, discussed big data in healthcare on our latest podcast.
Big data is a buzzword in the healthcare industry that can cause shivers down the spines of anyone who understands it’s potential to help advance the dual goal of improving population and individual health. Although big data is a not a relatively new term to the healthcare industry, many are just beginning to understand the power it has to radically alter the face of healthcare, but struggle to understand the proper methodologies to harness its power and the coordination of resources needed to make it an effective tool.
We were thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Mandi Bishop, (aka @MandiBPro on Twitter) Principal at Adaptive Project Solutions and an expert on big data in healthcare, to get her feedback on what the term “big data” actually means, what the main barriers are to collecting and mining big data, the potential it has to change the face of healthcare, what implication big data has on patient privacy, and much more! To listen to the podcast, please visit our healthcare biometrics podcast page and click on Big Data in Healthcare – How it Promises to Reshape the Industry with Mandi Bishop.
Please feel open to listening in to any of our other healthcare biometrics podcast series as we interview industry professionals on some of the most important topics in the industry. Have an idea for a guest on a future podcast? Drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your idea!
Mac McMillan, Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & security Task Force joined us for our latest podcast on health IT data security
As part of our continuing podcast series on the top issues and challenges facing health IT and the healthcare industry, last week we released the recording of our recent discussion with Mac McMillan, Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Task Force and CEO of Cynergist Tek – a firm specializing in the areas of information security and regulatory compliance in healthcare. The discussion covered:
- The HIMSS Security & Privacy Task Force mission and objectives
- How the recent HIPAA rule changes effect the provider-business associate relationship
- The difference between “access” and “possession” of personal health information (PHI) and how it impacts HIPAA compliance
- The definition of “privacy”
- How fear factors into policies surrounding privacy
- Modern, viable technologies to protect patient data
- Whether the use of biometrics for patient identification violates patient privacy
- PHI application patient adoption trends
An extremely informative discussion, Mac was able to walk us through not only the infrastructure of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Task Force, but provide an overview of its mission to review the policy issues affecting privacy and security in healthcare that arise from new legislation, regulation, and rules. Plus Mac discussed the detailed new HIPAA rules on how PHI is maintained and protected and what constitutes “access” vs. “posession” of PHI data plus he commented on increased accountability and transparency in the industry including steps healthcare providers need to take to help tighten oversight on third party vendors management patient information.
Mac went on to provide us his definition of “privacy” and offered interesting insight on how patient interpretation of privacy largely hinges on generational influence and how PHI data management is a major influence of patient industry perception. Mac also discussed in detail how fear of the known vs. the unknown may play an important part in shaping healthcare provider procedures and guidelines and how fear is an important motivator for making organizational change.
We wrapped up our discussion with Mac with his opinion on whether using technologies like biometrics for patient identification violate patient privacy (he feels they don’t if explained properly to the patient and data is protected) as well as his thoughts on the increasing trend in patient PHI portal adoption, whether we can expect to see increases in this trend and what types of patient portals are more acceptable and trusted by patients.
Overall, this is an excellent podcast to learn more about recent trends and changes in PHI data management and new information on what types of technologies are available for healthcare providers to research that will help to protect this sensitive information. Our thanks to Mac for his time, insight, and wisdom on these topics. We encourage you to download and listen to the podcast at your convenience by clicking here.
Do you have an idea for a podcast? Drop us a note at email@example.com with your ideas. Thanks for listening!
Our latest podcast explores the topic of health care and social media – how effective is the industry using this new communications platform?
As social media communications vaults to the forefront of healthcare’s collective consciousness, more and more organizations are jumping into the pool with both feet to leverage this powerful medium as a way to build brand advocates, communicate in times of crisis, engage with patients, educate, offer support and guidance on medical issues, and in some cases entertain. Despite the fact that other industries have embraced social media since it burst on the scene a few years ago, health care has generally been slow to adopt this communication channel but a quick glance around the landscape tells us that many more providers are participating and using the medium for many of the aforementioned reasons.
As the health care industry slowly migrates to social media as a key pillar in their overall communications strategy, how is it changing the patient to patient and patient to provider relationship? What risks are associated with improperly managing social media as a communications tool and how does ignoring it harm a health care facilities’ reputation and brand name? How should medical facilities fold social media into a crisis communications plan? How has social media fostered an increase in transparency for the industry? What proactive steps can health care organizations take to avoid patient negativity and how do they react to it when it surfaces?
We had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Scherer, a health journalist, digital copywriter, social media consultant, blogger, and women’s health advocate and Ed Bennett, the Director of Web & Communications at the University of Maryland’s Medical System about this topic in our latest podcast and their insights on how the health care industry is using social media as a communications channel. They offered keen insight on these questions as well as additional information and case studies on how social media is impacting the health care industry.
Please take a moment and visit our podcast page to download an audio version of the latest in our series covering important topics and issues in the health care industry. We hope that you enjoy our latest podcast and encourage you to submit an idea for a future podcast to our marketing team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, you can find a link to the podcast here.
Stay tuned for the next health care podcast from M2SYS Technology and RightPatient™!
Listen in to HIT Consultant’s podcast about using biometrics for patient identification.
We were happy to have the opportunity to record a podcast with HIT Consultant that explains the value of using biometrics for patient identification. HIT Consultant Founder Fred Pennic contacted us recently to ask if we would be open to joining him for a question and answer conversation about how biometric patient identification systems work and their value for healthcare organizations seeking to:
— Prevent duplicate medical records
— Eliminate patient fraud and medical identity theft
— Raise patient safety standards
— Lower hospital liability and risk
— Streamline patient registration
In the podcast, our President Michael Trader provides answers and insight to the following questions:
1. What advantages does biometric technology for patient ID offer over more traditional forms of identification?
2. How can biometric patient identification systems prevent duplicate medical records and medical identity theft? What types of return on investment can a medical facility achieve by eliminating these two patient safety issues?
3. How can biometric technology help hospitals improve data integrity and data interoperability across health information exchanges and integrated delivery networks?
4. What is the difference between one-to-many vs. one-to-one and one-to-few searches in biometrics and how does this affect a patient identification system?
5. What additional uses of biometric technology can be utilized in a hospital environment?
6. Has biometric technology been independently tested and certified and why should hospitals be concerned about this?
7. How fast can a hospital expect to receive search results with a biometric identification system?
Please take a few moments and listen to the podcast for more information on biometric patient identification systems and the distinct advantages they offer to healthcare facilities looking to augment patient safety initiatives, prevent duplicate medical records, and eliminate patient fraud. You can find a recording of the podcast by clicking on this link – http://bit.ly/QIX9dg
Thank you to Fred at HIT Consultant for the opportunity to educate healthcare professionals about using biometrics for patient identification!
M2SYS Healthcare Solutions presents a free podcast on healthcare data integrity and data interoperability standards.
We released a brand new free podcast this week that discusses how healthcare data integrity and data interoperability standards will be affected by the advent of health information exchanges (HIEs) and integrated delivery networks (IDNs). Joining us on the podcast as our guest was John Donnelly, President of NJ based IntePro Solutions, and an expert on healthcare information technology interoperability standards. John’s experience and knowledge of the topic is extensive, having served as a participant and adviser on several governmental and industry committees and boards. Plus, John is a renowned speaker on the subjects of healthcare technology standards, interoperability and innovation at annual regional healthcare conferences and an author in publications sponsored by the Healthcare Information Systems Society (HIMSS), the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), and the Medical Record Institute.
Here is a list of topics covered in the podcast:
- Healthcare’s major challenges sharing data across HIEs
- Changes to health systems strategic vision of quality healthcare
- Impact of data visibility on patient-provider relationship
- Patient identfiication’s affect on data integrity in HIEs and future technologies for patient identification in healthcare
- HIEs effect on State privacy and security regulations
- Most important HIE aspects for patient education
To listen or download an audio version of the podcast, please visit this link on our M2SYS Healthcare Solutions Patient Safety System Web site: Healthcare Data and Interoperability Standards. You can also download a PowerPoint summary version of the podcast and follow along during the conversation.
The proliferation of HIEs and IDNs has opened the door to many questions about how to keep data clean, and how this data will be effectively shared across disparate networks. This podcast sheds light on what problems and issues that healthcare faces managing data plus some possible solutions and predictions on where the future of healthcare data integrity and interoperability standards will be.
We hope that you enjoy this podcast (approximately 35 minutes in length) and would like to especially thank John Donnelly for his time, expertise, and generous contributions to our ongoing podcast series. Stay tuned for our next podcast – details will be released on our M2SYS healthcare solutions site and this blog. If you have an idea for a podcast, please email email@example.com
Don’t forget to listen in to our other podcast with Nancy Farrington discussing patient identification in healthcare.
Free educational podcast on patient identification in healthcare
Today marks a milestone for M2SYS as we release our first free educational podcast. Our inaugural podcast addresses patient identification in healthcare as we discuss some of the major issues and challenges along with some possible solutions with Nancy Farrington, Enterprise Master Patient Index Administrator with Main Line Health. Nancy has over 30 years of experience in patient access and is a former National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) Board member.
In what will be an ongoing series of free podcasts that touch the major verticals we serve (healthcare, workforce management, membership management, retail point of sale, public safety, and banking) the topic of patient identification in healthcare is increasingly bubbling to the top of discussions on how to increase patient safety, prevent duplicate medical records, and prevent medical identity theft which all place tremendous financial strain on hospitals throughout the country.
We are grateful that Nancy was able to lend her time to this free podcast and she offered wise insight on the major issues plaguing accurate patient identification in healthcare in addition to possible technological solutions that hospitals can invest in to curb identification inaccuracies.
Listen to the free learning podcast now, or you can download a copy to your iPod or Mp3 device.
If you have a suggestion for a podcast that you would like to share with us, or any comments about our interview with Nancy, please leave them below. Thank you!