"By using a cell phone and using it in secure fashion, [healthcare providers] can ensure that they are always accessing the exact same medical record," explains Peter Tapling, CEO of Authentify.
"You take your phone, which is essentially your LifeMed ID device
, and you interact with the LiveMed ID system."
then returns a QR code unique to the patient.
The QR code is not static, but is generated on the spot.
explains that the QR code offers an additional layer of security.
"Early efforts at medical records were very siloed," Tapling
"They didn't have a way to exchange information."
And with rampant healthcare fraud today, the solution can offer greater peace of mind.
"As you begin to add more checks and balances in the [healthcare] system, fraud will get increasingly more difficult.
Today, what's to stop a bad guy from walking into a doctor's office with my name, my Social Security number, birth date, address, and ask for services?
"One of the reasons that healthcare fraud is so easy today is because it's so paper-based," Tapling