Alliance Activities : Councils : Healthcare Council
Health care organizations worldwide are implementing smart health cards supporting a wide variety of features and applications. Smart health cards can improve the security and privacy of patient information, provide the secure carrier for portable medical records, reduce healthcare fraud, support new processes for portable medical records, provide secure access to emergency medical information, enable compliance with government initiatives and mandates, and provide the platform to implement other applications as needed by the healthcare organization.
The Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council brings together payers, providers, and technologists to promote the adoption of smart cards in U.S. healthcare organizations and within the national health IT infrastructure. The Healthcare Council provides a forum where all stakeholders can collaborate to educate the market on the how smart cards can be used and to work on issues inhibiting the industry.
Smart Cards and Biometrics in Healthcare Identity Applications, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council white paper, May 2012
Benefits of Smart Cards versus Magnetic Stripe Cards for Healthcare Applications, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council brief, December 2011
Complementary Smart Card Guidance for the WEDI Health Identification Card Implementation Guide, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council white paper, October 2011
Effective Healthcare Identity Management: A Necessary First Step for Improving U.S. Healthcare Information Systems – A Smart Card Alliance Brief for Government Policy Makers and Other Stakeholders, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council and Identity Council brief, March 2009
Getting to Meaningful Use and Beyond: How Smart Card Technology Can Support Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council white paper, February 2011
A Healthcare CFO’s Guide to Smart Card Technology and Applications, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council white paper, February 2009
Healthcare Identity Management: The Foundation for a Secure and Trusted National Health Information Network, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council and Identity Council brief, September 2009
HIPAA Compliance and Smart Cards: Solutions to Privacy and Security Requirements, Smart Card Alliance white paper, September 2003
Medical Identity Theft in Healthcare, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council brief, March 2010
Smart Card Applications in the U.S. Healthcare Industry, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council white paper, February 2006
Smart Card Technology in Healthcare: Frequently Asked Questions, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council document, September 2012
Smart Cards in U.S. Healthcare: Benefits for Patients, Providers and Payers, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council white paper, February 2007
Smart Health ID Cards: Addressing Challenges with Patient Identity Management and Authentication Webinar, Healthcare Council webinar, September 2011
Smart Card Alliance Comments: Reboot: Re-Examining the Strategies Needed to Successfully Adopt Health IT, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council comments submitted on May 16, 2013
Smart Card Alliance Comments Public Comments on Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council comments submitted to ONC, February 2011
Smart Card Alliance Response to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services, Request for Information (RFI), “Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange,” 45 CFR Part 171, June 25, 2012
Healthcare Identity Resources. This resource page lists Smart Card Alliance reports and industry organizations, resources and news relating to healthcare identity.
Identity Management in Healthcare, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council webinar, September 22, 2009
Implementation profiles of healthcare organizations using smart cards
Medical Identity Theft, Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council webinar, June 8, 2010
Medical Identity Theft in Healthcare slide show
The Healthcare Council is managed by a steering committee made up of participants from across the healthcare and smart card industry. The Healthcare Council steering committee and officers are:
- Chair: Michael Magrath, Gemalto
- Vice Chair: David Batchelor, LifeMed ID, Inc.
- Secretary: Hugh Gilenson, ABnote Group
- Anna Fernezian, CSC
- Matthew Neuman, Giesecke & Devrient
- Jim Zalnasky, Oberthur Technologies
The Smart Card Alliance recognizes the top three individual contributors in each of the industry councils and the council “honor roll” – the individuals who were leading contributors and participants in the council projects and activities.
Smart Card Alliance members who are active in the Healthcare Council include:
- ABnote Group
- Bell Identification B.V.
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Dale Laszig
- Datacard Group
- Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Diebold Security
- Eid Passport Inc.
- Giesecke & Devrient
- Lenel Systems International
- LifeMed ID, Inc.
- MasterCard Worldwide
- NXP Semiconductors
- Oberthur Technologies
- OTI America
- PPG Industries, Inc.
- SafeNet, Inc.
- SecureKey Technologies
- ST Microelectronics
- Sun Microsystems
- VeriFone Systems
- Watchdata Technologies
- XTec, Incorporated
Healthcare Council participation is open to any Smart Card Alliance member who wishes to contribute to the Council projects.
For more information about the Healthcare Council or for more information on becoming a member of the Alliance, please contact the Alliance office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.