AIMe Solution Increases Efficiency and Accuracy in Patient Identity
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (September 15, 2016)
– Lenovo Health, a progressive leader in health IT, announces its partnership with LifeMed ID, Inc. to bring a solution to the industry that addresses duplicate records, medical identity theft, and payment fraud. Together, Lenovo Health and LifeMed ID have built a services offering, which includes the Authoritative Identity Management Exchange™ (AIMe) solution, to allow a patient to have a single identity across the continuum of care, driving greater quality of the care that one receives.
The healthcare industry is challenged by duplicate records, medical identity theft, and payment fraud—all of which impact a patient’s experience and the quality of data throughout each point of care. These problems affect healthcare organizations and their ability to manage risk and result in revenue loss across the healthcare system. Lenovo Health, along with LifeMed ID, identified these reasons as needs for a universal patient identity service.
“Through this Patient Identity Service, we are facilitating improved interoperability and data protection, which leads to greater quality of care,” explains Tom Foley, Director of Global Health Solution Strategy in Lenovo Health organization. “This goes beyond significantly reducing costs and errors in the health industry—it’s about improving patients’ lives through better accuracy and data security.”
The AIMe solution is built on three processes: establishing a trusted patient ID token, linking their ID token to their correct medical records, and automatically invoking the correct patient record. Additionally, AIMe is designed to decrease processing time, data entry errors, and administration costs, while eliminating duplicate patient records. The system provides the ability to identify patients based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Assurance Level 3 criteria as patients transition between care settings, allowing facilities to confidently welcome patients and successfully manage their identity. This NIST criteria provides a consistent level of authentication so services can provide their users with protection and privacy over time as technologies change.
“The industry has always experienced a costly ripple effect from not optimizing the accuracy of patient identification and record matching,” says David Batchelor, Founder and CEO of LifeMed ID. “Positive patient identification with automated record matching should be an industry requirement to guard patient safety.”
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Its portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Follow Lenovo on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit www.lenovo.com or www.lenovohealth.com.
About LifeMed ID
LifeMed ID enables accurate patient identification by providing Authoritative Identity Management Exchange™ (AIMe), a patent pending comprehensive ID platform. AIMe provides confirmation that patients are accurately known as they travel throughout the various stages of care, allowing facilities to confidently welcome patients and successfully manage their identities. Patients simply present their ID which is already linked to their unique records at check-in. This process provided by AIMe allows physicians to reference the right information for treatment. For more information, visit http://www.lifemedid.com.