Saint Peter's University Hospital Adopts Privasent to Protect Patient Identity

Saint Peter’s piloted the technology in 2013 and demonstrated that Privasent’s unique and absolute identity eliminated identity errors, ensured accurate matching of EHRs and was embraced by its patients as a means to protect their privacy and health identity.

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Salt Lake City, UT and New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) March 21, 2014

Malta Systems, a healthcare technology company focused on unique, absolute, and interoperable healthcare identity, announced today that Saint Peter’s University Hospital has signed a three-year agreement to use Privasent™ for its patient health identity solution. Saint Peter’s piloted the technology in 2013 and demonstrated that Privasent’s unique and absolute identity eliminated identity errors, ensured accurate matching of EHRs and was embraced by its patients as a means to protect their privacy and health identity.

Privasent’s patent-pending solution combines smart card, biometric and security technologies to produce a unique, absolute and interoperable identity that can scale to a national patient identifier. This unique identity can only be used to access healthcare services thus protecting the patient’s privacy and identity integrity. Patients are registered in the Privasent network with the issuance of a Privasent card and the capture of a palm vein pattern. Each time a patient checks in for care, Privasent validates their identity and the electronic health record (EHR) associated with the identity. Caregivers can search Privasent to identify other EHRs associated with this identity throughout Privasent’s network of providers and determine which must be accessed to provide relevant medical history for the patient’s care.

“The use of Privasent’s patient identification technology promises to dramatically reduce the risks of medical error and fraud throughout the entirety of the patient care process, enhancing clinical care and patient outcomes while reducing hospital costs,” said Ronald C. Rak, J.D., President and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “I look forward to Privasent’s full implementation.”

CEO of Malta Systems, Don Brown is pleased with the result of the pilot and the decision by Saint Peter’s to move forward with the implementation of the Privasent solution.

“Saint Peter’s was an excellent pilot partner for us and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity to expand our relationship,” Brown said. “By implementing Privasent, providers have an identity foundation necessary to link patient EHRs precisely throughout the continuum of care — regardless of where that care is provided — and improve both patient satisfaction and care. With the patient as the focal point, Saint Peter’s clinical, financial, medical records and technology teams worked with the Malta team to demonstrate the clinical and financial benefits of absolute healthcare identity.”

About Saint Peter’s University Health System
Saint Peter's Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter's healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter's University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter's Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; and Saint Peter's Health and Management Services Corporation, which oversees the system's outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center, Inc., a residential skilled nursing facility in Somerset; and Saint Peter's Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peter's Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter's Healthcare System, please visit http://www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

About Malta Systems
In 1994, Malta Systems’ parent company, Partnet, pioneered the concept of Internet sourcing, and remains a trusted provider of comprehensive, flexible and targeted web-based solutions for the U.S. Federal Government. The company’s software and technology solutions facilitate secure and reliable communication within the government and between the government and the commercial world; in these contexts, the highest levels of privacy and security are required.

Malta Systems represents an unequaled combination of Partnet’s long-standing technical expertise with 30-plus years of direct healthcare industry insights, knowledge, and experience. This rare blend of mission-critical company and staff credentials has led to the creation of Privasent, Malta Systems’ next-generation paradigm solution to healthcare identity privacy and consent management for the healthcare industry. For more information visit http://www.privasent.com or email info(at)privasent(dot)com.


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    Malta Systems
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