Cards - Security

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): The PrivaMed™ card data is developed with HIPAA rules in mind. The security developed for PrivaMed™ cards allows HIPAA compliance. For patients - it means being able to make informed choices when seeking care and reimbursement for care based on how personal health information may be used.

Smart Cards: The technology selected for PrivaMed™ cards include a smart card chip with the appropriate security. This security will only allow access to the data once the PIN entered by the users has been authenticated by the PrivaMed™ card user or the biometrics access control/fingerprint of the user has been recognized.

The smart card chip security allows for additional new applications to be installed on to the card in the future. These can be used for user authentication for electronic payments, ticketing, social schemes (drivers license, social security, passport, national ID) etc.

Biometrics: The use of biometric technology is essential in any secure personal system design. Biometrics can be used with the PrivaMed™ smart card platform, where biometric information is stored on the card and then verified with the received biometric at the point of interaction. By securely recording and then checking an individual’s unique biometric information the system can validate the individual’s identity.