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Gemalto Launches Integrated Authentication Solution for Healthcare Providers

Solution Helps Consolidate Multiple ID Badges into a Single Secure Certificate-based Credential

Digital security vendor Gemalto, on Monday launched Protiva MedSecure, a solution designed to help streamline identity verification for healthcare professionals.

Protiva MedSecure integrates a number of offerings, including authentication software, digital credentials, secure devices, servers and associated services.

Gemalto The company explained, that using the solution, healthcare professionals are able to consolidate their ID badges into a single certificate-based credential that also enables simple login and logout at terminals and access to different entrance points.

In addition, Protiva MedSecure can be used for secure visual identity, as well as physical and logical access control to medical facilities and electronic medical records.

For added security, two-factor authentication helps ensure compliance with patient privacy and medical record protection. Additional security features include encryption and digital signatures for medical forms, or verification of authenticity for medical orders, which helps reduce paperwork.

“Today’s medical professionals are burdened with an identity challenge. Protiva MedSecure directly addresses the most common healthcare IT needs with an easy to use security solution that protects medical records and provides consolidated logical and physical access, freeing medical staff to focus on what matters most—caring for patients,” said Tom Flynn, Vice President of Online Authentication for Gemalto North America.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Gemalto had 2011 annual revenues of more than €2 billion and employs more than 10,000 people across its 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers in 43 countries.