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Smart Health Card / Medical Smart Card

HealthONE

Smart Health Card / Medical Smart Card

SCCS smart health card solution represents pinnacle of engineering, marketing, programming and usability effort. 
No other medical smart card in use today has the same functionalities and versatility found in eHealthONE.
It is not just a health card but a whole system suite built on foundations to be secure, portable and a universal carrier of personal medical records.
Loaded with features not found anywhere else HealthONE creates new standards in smart health card systems. Anybody thinking about upgrading their paper based
or PC based health system to smart health cards system should not waste opportunity to check out HealthONE solution.
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Why Smart Health Card ?

Starter kit for medical professionals, accept eHealthONE on any PC
Single question, many answers

Quite a few companies, doctors and individuals approached us so far and inquired about smart card capabilities when used as an health card. The matter of fact is that smart cards are perfect media to be used as a health cards. 

 

•  Smart cards are small, they fit everybody's pocket
•  Smart cards are very secure, can't be read, copied, manipulated, counterfeited or duplicated
•  Smart card protect privacy where needed
•  Smart cards are re-writable
•  Smart card can contain digital log with location, date, time, person's stamp to record every transaction
•  Smart card can contain digital prescriptions, no mistakes with handwriting, quantity or quality of medications
•  Smart health card could be used anywhere, on the street by medical emergency crew to quickly learn about allergies and treatments, even if injured person is un-capable to interact with anybody
•  Smart card can be set that certain profile of medical personnel can see only certain portion of card data
•  Insurance, administrative and personal ID data are available
•  Long sign ups at doctor's offices can be avoided, just insert card into the smart card reader
•  Only after doctor presents his own medical professional smart card, his card and patient's card verify each other. After cross-verification transactions can take place
•  Small and inexpensive balance reader can read emergency data any time, anywhere
•  Smart card could be used in hospital, county, town, state or better, whole country
•  Smart health cards speed up medical administration, put it in right format (HIPAA), process claims faster and more precisely
•  Smart cards save hundreds of millions in administration, insurance, public funding, government money
•  Smart health card is actively fighting medical fraud and critical errors saving money and lives 
•  Smart health hard hardware is reasonably priced. Any PC can be set to read or read/write smart cards, there are portable readers, USB desktop readers, PIN pad readers, dual card readers...none break you budget
 

Plans are that in near future everybody will have smart health card in the pocket. Benefits to the individuals, insurance providers, health givers providers and Government are vast. 
A smart health card saves lives and actively participates in providing better health care.

The concept of medical smart card

Whole magic is in smart chip! Medical, ID and insurance information is securely stored in chip protected with multiple layers of security
It's an natural choice ...

Smart chip is most practical and secure place for personal medical records, period!

Why we don't already have Health Smart Cards in our pockets? It is not because of the technical reasons or cost of the system at all. It is more about politics, people resisting Smart Health cards failing to understand benefits such technology brings to the table. Smart cards would save countless lives if implemented.

Healthcare is is one of the most if not the most expensive human activity. World Health Organization predicts that almost all universal healthcare schemes in the world will collapse and disappear by 2022. It is becoming too expensive. Free healthcare coverage is shrinking every day and participation charges that weren't there at all are bigger and bigger. No country in the world will be able to sustain costs. Our cards would save Millions in process. Cards make registration at doctor's office a breeze. Instead of waiting in line to sign in it is enough to present a card and get it done in seconds.

Seeing new doctor? In USA and Canada it's a clipboard thing. Patient get it and it is usually few pages long. For person in distress entering sensitive personal and medical information is something that should be avoided. Card carries all that information and much more, available at any time.

Consider this: Germany has population of about 80 million people. Until smart cards were implemented every year about 50-60 thousand people were dying because of medical errors, mostly wrong prescriptions. Sounds like awfully a lot of dead people for no reason and it really is! There were only about 5 to 6 thousands of deaths caused by traffic accidents in the same time, whole Germany. Now consider USA, population is 4 times bigger, smart health cards nowhere to be seen, you draw your own conclusions...

We would like to start somewhere and offer HealthONE card. It has many benefits and many more capabilities to come as infrastructure adapts to it.

The cards may be attractively printed in color. They can also be custom printed using your artwork advertising your business and carrying your message. At the same time cards, by design, smart cards are protected against tampering, they can't be copied or counterfeited in any way.

Did you know that whole Western Europe has a smart health card (Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia...), Taiwan, Puerto Rico...more.

While initially a medical smart card carried administrative data only and helped speed up and secure administrative processes now they are being enhanced by medical records and other useful information.

Proof of Medical Smart Card Concept

Doctors love eHealthONE containing a lot of medical information ready to go at any time, anywhere
HealthONE medical smart card securely stores various collections of data:

 - Card administrative data
 - Card holder's personal information
 - Insurance coverage information
 - Emergency information
 - Medical records
 - Medications, prescriptions

HealthONE smart card provides necessary details to all participants, it fights fraud, it fights medical errors causing serious injuries or deaths, it reduces time to process patient at every stage, it provides emergency information to EMS crew, it stores insurance coverage information, it complies with privacy requirements (HIPAA, PIPEDA and others), it saves countless hours with doctor.

HealthONE card goes where you are going and provides portable medical records on demand, so records are there when you need them, not with your family doctor only. Card also provides green solutions since it saves trees, millions of papers, safe storage, toners, copiers, people involved handling all that.

HealthONE is easy to use, just insert in smart card reader and in an instant (using HealthONE software) records shall be available for processing. Software is pretty straight forward, intuitive, with familiar tabs and buttons makes using smart card a pleasant experience. No special training is required. 

Security and integrity of the system is ensured by using advanced encryption techniques and system organization. We use German smart cards and US made readers only getting the latest from both fields. On smart card readers we offer 2 year Warranty! 

SCCS Ltd. will be glad to offer solutions for your smart health cards. Since everybody has a bit different idea what card like that should contain and do we are open to suggestions and can customize final product to your particular needs. Start today! Define your own idea of the Smart Health Card.

What is Inside?

Student fair in Kampala. Pretty girls are holding student's health chip cards
Chip is capable of holding important data

 First page reveals:
* personal info
* employer data
* Insurance details
* medical information where one section is emergency info and 2 sections are password protected

Second page reveals:
* Hospital info
* smart card data (can't be re-written)
* home address
* work address

This is an illustration only. Our solution has much more useful content that could not fit this WEB page. Besides that we can customize the system to great degree so cards and content fits specific needs. There are pages of full of useful information with:

  • Detailed personal information
  • Emergency and family contacts
  • Vaccinations
  • Detailed insurance status
  • Digital prescriptions
  • Doctor's medical notes
  • Doctor's referrals to other specialists
  • Lab reports
  • ePurse dedicated to medical expenses
  • Card even can support secure voting
  • Card could be upgraded to hold electronic driver's license!
  • much more ...

Smart Health Card  -  Medical Smart Card

Hardware used by eHO system

Doctor's starter kit shown here. Everything needed to start processing eHealthONE cards at one low price

There are only 3 pieces of hardware devices used for the system to be a fully functional:

  • Encrypted smart card
  • Smart card reader used by doctor and other medical professionals
  • Smart card reader + fingerprint reader used by patients

SMART CARD

HealthONE smart card is made in Germany or USA. We use top quality custom chips that are not available on open markets. Regular card has 32k EEPROM size. Depending on operator's requirements we can offer cards with EEPROM size of up to 145k! That is potentially a lot of medical information that will keep stacking up in the card thus providing a wealth of information for doctor.

DOCTOR's SMART CARD READER

OmniKey reader made in USA is used for all personnel handling a patient cards. Serves as login device for medical professional.

PATIENT's SMART CARD READER

Special version of fingerprint + smart card reader is used for patients to login into the system. recently we upgraded that reader and software to FBI version of fingerprint template and reader that supports it!  

eHealthONE security

HealthONE smart card system is about about protecting patient's privacy! Security is integral part of the system and there are many features dedicated to complete protection of the patient and data. This is short, incomplete list:

  • Every card is personalized by cardholder's picture stored inside the chip
  • While every bank in the world uses 4 digit PIN we use 6 digit PIN to protect contents of the card
  • There is biometric token in form of FBI approved fingerprint template
  • Every card is encrypted with bank/military style strong encryption
  • SAM (Security Access Module) sub-system controls every aspect of the software
  • System software will not run without valid SAM (Security Access Module) card
  • If card is removed or software times out software will lock up immediately
  • Patient controls access to his card and approves it or not by positive action
  • As soon as patient's card is removed form on the screen blanks out and removes residual data
  • Insurance coverage for 2 independent accounts can be checked in real time from anywhere in the world
  • Different system users have very specific and limited access to the patient's card or system overall
  • ePurse inside card is additionally encrypted
  • Chips used by HealthONE are not available on open markets
  • OS used in cards is not a common, widely spread OS
  • more ...

 

 

Who is beneficiary of eHealthONE system?

HealthONE smart card system is designed with everyone in mind. Every single person or entity that comes in touch with HealthONE shall benefit from it:

PATIENT - is natural and most important beneficiary of the HealthONE system. Card is personalized and issued to specific person, protected to minutiae details. First time ever the card holder controls own data. Using a card patient will be able to reduce waiting at doctor's office. Present most accurate facts to the medical professionals. Get digital prescriptions. Get best insurance coverage. Prevent medical fraud by criminals. Much more ...

DOCTOR - and other medical professionals get first hand accurate medical records regardless where patient is from. No more medical errors, over medications, patient ID fraud. First time ever doctor can check live insurance coverage by 2 independent insurance companies. Limitations and restrictions are clearly noted. Doctor is able to create electronic medical bill in less than minute and get paid faster than ever before. International billing is built-in. Much more ...

EMS - can save lives in accidents or sudden medical emergencies. Wealth of critical, personal medical information is available to EMS as never before. Much more ...

PHARMACY - HealthONE smart card has digital prescriptions system built-in. No more over dosages, errors with non-legible paper prescriptions. No more medications stock piling and hoarding. Every medication issuance is automatically stamped by pharmacist's digital signature. Billing to insurance is fast and easy. Much more ...

INSURANCE - what HealthONE smart card system brings to the table for insurance is their dream! Never before was system like HealthONE available to protect insurance companies against fraud! Starting from a patient ID fraud, unlimited coverage plans, unlimited restrictions, real time changes, eTransfers to doctors and many other details and procedures. It is all electronic system that enables insurance company to become more efficient than ever and protected more than ever before. It is easy to control subscriber's payments. It is easy to sell new coverage like travel medical insurance. It is easy to control and process medical billing. HealthONE shall significantly reduce operational costs and almost 100% protect against fraudsters. Much more ...

GOVERNMENT - HealthONE has options that every Government could enjoy. HealthONE smart card can be used outright as an advanced ID card! No need to issue separate card. Avoid millions in expenses connected to national ID card. Every card as SSN, SIN or whatever Government wants to call Social Security Number or ID. Fingerprint template stored in the card is an enhanced FBI approved biometric token. Optional electronic driver's license could be part of every card alleviating need of issuing separate driver's license card. Optional secure voting may be part of every card. This is feature that may never expire and could be used many times reducing voter's fraud and expenses. Much more ...

SOCIETY - Everyone benefits from more efficient and less costly healthcare. Faster and more efficient medical services reduce costs and increase available doctor's time to do what they really need to do and that is patient treatments. In last 2 years there is a new threat plaguing hospitals and medical data systems - as malware and computer viruses where not enough. RANSOMWARE! These days Cloud is very popular choice to store any data. As result of that popular trend hospitals get hit by hackers implanting ransomware into their servers. Ransomware encrypts data and hackers ask for lot of money in order to provide decryption keys to bring all data back to normal. Needless to say even when victims pay unspecified amounts in Bitcoin they get nothing in return. Only one hit like that can bring hospital IT to their knees and cause hospital millions in direct and indirect damages!

Our system is based on information stored in the cards and can't be affected with malware or computer viruses.

 

Smart card vs. Cloud

These days Cloud is top theme of a day! Everything what could be done is done in Cloud. It seems to be a greatest invention after wheel or TV remote! Our personal lives are digitized and placed in mighty Cloud. Isn't that great?

Not so much! We have strong negative opinion about it. We agree that Cloud is very useful for myriad of things, however personal medical records should be kept far away from Cloud. Yes, they say that Cloud could be protected. Some companies found their purpose in life handling Cloud so you see headlines like this:

  • Concerto unveils cloud platform for healthcare”
  • “Healthcare IT News delves deep into infrastructure-as-a-service offerings from Amazon, IBM, Google, Microsoft, CDW, ClearData, Verizon and VMware”
  • “IBM Watson takes on cybersecurity with launch of beta initiative that includes healthcare”
  • “Unisys launches new technology to stop cybercrime in its tracks”
  • “Cybersecurity startup AttackIQ lands $8.8 million in first round of funding”
  • “Lenovo Health ID Solutions” 

DST (Newkirk Products) sold this year software products for 273 Million dollars! This is what they say about their own healthcare solutions:

“Safeguarding information and our systems is essential to preserving DST’s ability to perform its mission and meet responsibilities to employees, business partners, clients, and their customers. The security model employed focuses efforts on continuously improving risk and designing solutions intended to effectively identify and fix known cybersecurity risks. Our security incorporates industry-leading frameworks such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001. DST implements a multi-level security system designed to protect all client data. Each security level incorporates different protection methods designed to ensure data integrity.” 

What does this even mean? Probably that protections is absolutely amazing and client's data is in impregnable fortress. Everybody can sleep tight.

However, after those amazing announcements there are other headlines Cloud lovers don't want you to see:

Banner Health
In August Banner Health revealed hackers may have accessed the healthcare, payment and health plan information for up to 3.7 Million individuals ...


Bluecross Blueshield
Newkirk Products, a provider of identification cards for insurance carriers, including BlueCross BlueShield, in August reported a data breach that may exposed personal information of 3.3 Million members of insurance plans. Newkirk discovered a server had been accessed without authorization and was immediately shut down...


MedStar Health
The malware that shut down MedStar Health’s computer systems and locked up patient records now appears to be a ransomware attack. MedStar employees encountered a pop-up message demanding payment of 45 Bitcoin, approximately $160,000 in exchange for a digital key that would unlock the data, according to several reports...


Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic
Atlanta based Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic notified 543,879 patients their records had been exposed in a data breach, which was confirmed by the organization  

 

Breach at Community Health Plan of Washington affects nearly 400,000 members
The hack was first noticed on Nov. 7 and confirmed by forensic experts on Nov. 30. Community Health Plan of Washington was breached and 381,534 current and former patient records may have been exposed, according to Seattle Times.

 

AND THERE ARE THE OTHERS WHO’S BUSINESSES IS ALL ABOUT SECURITY

We agree on notion that hospitals or medical establishments are in business of taking care of patients not in cyber wars. There are actually companies who’s business is all about data security. Those guys are absolutely top notch. Medical institutions would need to look up to them and follow example how things are really done, right?

Let's see how they fared:

> Yahoo – 500 Million user accounts breached
> FriendFinder Networks – 412 Million records breached
> MySpace – 360 Million records breached
> Heartland Payment Systems – 170 Million credit card records (stolen by 24 year old hacker)
> eBay - 145 Million
> J.P Morgan Chase - 83 Million
> Anthem Healthcare - 78.8 Million
> Target – 70 Million credit card records stolen
> Yahoo (yes here we go again) – 1 Billion records breached

Call us crazy but between 8 of them they manage to lose 2.819 Billion of accounts and records! That is about 1/3 of all man kind. If that is a best they can do we better look for another solution.

 

CONCLUSION

From above list one can see that companies who's business IS a Cloud security utterly failed in protecting customers. Their data, personal details, SSNs, medical info, credit card numbers, passwords, addresses and more were all stolen from "impregnable" Cloud servers. Go back if you want, to beginning of this paragraph where all bombastic headlines are listed. Also names of the most trusted companies in that field. While they were giving interviews and sending heart stopping Invoices for their services hackers were drilling into their Cloud servers and downloading data. All those amazing technologies and resources and Billions of customer's dollars didn't do a squat! Some 23 year kid, Gonzales from Miami, Florida stole hundreds of millions of credit card numbers from credit card processing data center and sold them on black market. Just so you know lately criminals pay more for stolen medical records than for credit card info.

Not with SCCS HealthONE. By now one could learn that personal medical records are where they belong: in the pockets of cardholders themselves. Securely encrypted into chips that are not susceptible to hackers, malware, ransomware, Cloud breaches and what not. That is our take on Cloud. Solution that works. No privacy breach possible here. At cost of 8-10 dollar per card every cardholder can sleep well every night and not worry about his personal data stolen. HealthONE, how is that for solution?

 

Smart cards production

Did you ever see how smart cards are produced? Watch smart card manufacturing here: