Healthcare is an area where identity is critical. Healthcare is highly regulated, and patient data privacy and consent management are vital. Independent sources acquire and store patient data. Each source keeps that data with no standard trust across the different systems, making data sharing complicated and enabling fraud by various actors.
The lack of a standard healthcare identity creates serious friction for the patient. For example, after a physician visit, where the patient has identified themself, they will need to identify themselves to their insurance, health savings account, and the pharmacy as well. Each of those entities doesn’t trust the others and the patient experience suffers from a lack of verifiable identity data.
The National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association estimates conservatively that health care fraud costs the nation about $68 billion annually
ADIA makes it simple for a patient to have a single identity with a “Digital Address” that they own and can use across providers. By binding a Digital Address to a permissioned device, account recovery becomes more secure and less of an avenue for account recovery fraud. This system creates a fraud-resistant ecosystem where the provider relies on accurate health information, and the patient is in control of their data with full consent over with whom they share it.
Better healthcare data means better healthcare outcomes. When patients and providers collect, share, and authenticate healthcare data amid the confusion of passwords and profiles across multiple identity accounts, the system results in unnecessary friction that hurts the experience of completing connected flows with many external providers. How can healthcare providers move away from using social security numbers and health access numbers to a more secure and private way of treating patients?
The ADIA Specification creates an ecosystem that complies with HIPAA and the growing list of other data privacy regulations. Patients can have a credential for a Covid-19 test or vaccination and keep their personal information private and protected.
The process of verifying a patient’s identity using a Digital Address eliminates unnecessary data collection and storage and the reliance on outmoded and easily faked data, like Social Security Numbers. Assured identity reduces error and provides a powerful tool to manage the risks of data breaches and fraud.
ADI Specification provides
- Mitigated insurance fraud, prescription drug fraud, and identity fraud
- Stronger patient identity – replacing SSN and other personal identifiers
- Easier data compliance
- Better service for their subscribers, patients, and families
- Improved efficiency
- Better patient experience for easier data access and data sharing without consolidating the data in one place
The ADIA ecosystem scales across regions and countries. We are enabling systems where trusted identities are usable everywhere and preserve their owners’ privacy. Imagine being able to standardize a consent at the beginning of a care encounter that could be used across providers as needed until the patient recovers.