SALT LAKE CITY and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – November 3, 2014
Malta Systems, a healthcare technology company focused on unique, absolute, and interoperable healthcare identity, announced today that Saint Peter’s Healthcare System began enrolling patients in Privasent™ and issuing Privasent smart cards to their patients last month. These first locations — with plans to expand to the entire healthcare system — average 50 patient enrollments per day as Saint Peter’s begins its use of Privasent and its patient health identity solution. Saint Peter’s piloted the technology in 2013 and demonstrated that Privasent’s unique and absolute identity eliminated identity errors, ensured accurate matching of EHRs and was embraced by its patients as a means to protect their privacy and health identity.
Privasent’s patent-pending solution combines smart card, biometric and security technologies to produce a unique, absolute and interoperable identity that can scale to a national patient identifier. 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. Caregivers 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.
CEO of Malta Systems, Don Brown is pleased with the roll out of the Privasent solution at Saint Peter’s.
“Saint Peter’s is an excellent partner for us and we are actively preparing for the expansion of Privasent throughout the Saint Peter’s system,” Brown said. “By implementing Privasent, Saint Peter’s has the identity foundation necessary to link patient EHRs precisely throughout the continuum of care — regardless of where that care is provided — and to improve patient satisfaction and care. With the patient in mind, Saint Peter’s clinical, financial, medical records and technology teams worked beside the Malta team to demonstrate the clinical and financial benefits of absolute healthcare identity.”
About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corporation, which oversees the system’s outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center, Inc., a residential skilled nursing facility in Somerset; and Saint Peter’s Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.
About Malta Systems
In 1994, Malta Systems’ parent company, Partnet, pioneered the concept of Internet sourcing, and remains a trusted provider of comprehensive, flexible and targeted web-based solutions for the U.S. Federal Government. The company’s software and technology solutions facilitate secure and reliable communication within the government and between the government and the commercial world; in these contexts, the highest levels of privacy and security are required.
Malta Systems represents an unequaled combination of Partnet’s long-standing technical expertise with 30-plus years of direct healthcare industry insights, knowledge, and experience. This rare blend of mission-critical company and staff credentials has led to the creation of Privasent, Malta Systems’ next-generation paradigm solution to healthcare identity privacy and consent management for the healthcare industry.