Malta Systems Receives Patent for Key Privasent Healthcare Technology

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Malta Systems announces the approval of their patent for "anonymous authentication using backup biometric information," helping the company continue providing absolute healthcare identification with Privasent.

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By implementing Privasent’s patented technology, 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.

Malta Systems, a healthcare technology company focused on unique, absolute, and interoperable healthcare identity, announced the approval of their patent titled, "Anonymous authentication using backup biometric information," US patent number 9,213,818.

Privasent’s patented solution combines smart card, biometric and security technologies to produce a unique, absolute and interoperable identity that can scale to a national patient identifier. The newly awarded patent covers managing the use of a physical token such as a smartcard together with a biometric identifier to uniquely and quickly identify every patient. 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. Healthcare providers 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.

Malta Systems’ CEO, Don Brown is pleased with the approval of the patent. “By implementing Privasent’s patented technology, 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, hospital clinical, financial, medical records and technology teams can work with the Malta team to demonstrate the clinical and financial benefits of absolute healthcare identity,” Brown said.

About Malta Systems

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Partnet, Malta Systems is backed by a decades-deep background in Internet innovation. A near tragedy changed the company’s course when Don Brown, Malta Systems President and founder, had a personal encounter with electronic health records and their lack of portability. In 2011, his wife was seriously injured in an accident located far from their home medical center. In the height of the emergency, progress was halted when the doctors were unable to confirm the accuracy of her medical records.

Precious time slipped by while the team resorted to guesswork by family members for answers to essential questions like what medications she might be taking. The lack of an electronic medical record that was positively associated with her nearly ended in tragedy. However, thanks to excellent teams in air medical and shock trauma, she has now fully recovered. That harrowing event was the impetus for Privasent. Dr. Brown turned his team’s attention to the problems with EHRs and they responded with a groundbreaking innovation designed to prevent experiences like this and save lives worldwide.

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