The Secure ID Coalition is an affiliation of companies providing digital security solutions for identification documents, including contactless smart cards. Our mission is to promote the understanding and appropriate use of smart card technology to achieve enhanced security for enhanced ID management systems, while maintaining user privacy.
Such ID management systems include physical and/or logical access to facilities and networks.
Working with the following groups to help lead the charge for secure identification systems:
Save Medicare from $60 Billion of Fraud: Support the Medicare Common Access Card Act Today!
According to the GAO, Medicare waste, fraud and abuse costs over $60 billion a year. We can help cut that number in half just by upgrading the Medicare card to a secure smart card. Contact Congress today and let them know that you support stopping Medicare fraud by upgrading the card. Visit www.UpgradeTheCard.org for more information.
Citizen Privacy Rights
Coalition members support specific citizen privacy rights as follows:
Privacy of personal information as defined by all relevant regulations and laws, principally the body of laws known as the Fair Information Practices.
Confidence that ID documents have been appropriately secured against threats of fraudulent access to personal information.
Secure ID News to Know
Monday kicked off National Health IT week! While the United States has made progress in moving towards a more modern healthcare system, significant work remains. There’s no disputing that our medical device and health technology companies are the most advanced on the planet, developing the solutions that are diagnosing diseases earlier, expanding treatment options, and improving quality of life. However, when it comes to healthcare and identity—making sure that the correct data is associated with the right patient, and ensuring that that information is able to be shared, analyzed, and acted upon in a timely fashion—the United States lags woefully behind many other developed nations.Read more...
The Secure ID Coalition is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Action Center to build grassroots support for the Medicare Common Access Card Act (H.R.3220/S.1871), a bipartisan measure in Congress that will upgrade the current paper Medicare card with the same secure, electronic smart card trusted by the Department of Defense to authorize access to its most secure IT systems and facilities—including the Pentagon.
Members of Congress have begun to recognize that if we are going to get serious about stopping Medicare fraud, we have to start by modernizing the current paper Medicare card. Last week Bloomberg BNA reported on the latest efforts by members of the House Ways & Means Committee to bring Medicare into the 21st Century by upgrading the Medicare Card. The article summarized efforts in last week's House Ways & Means Committee hearing in which Rep. Peter Roskam highlighted the Medicare Common Access Card Act (click here to watch Rep. Roskam tackle the issue head on).Read more...
Last month researchers at Johns Hopkins published research indicating that medical errors in healthcare facilities may constitute the third leading cause of death. This disturbing finding would mean that medical errors are in fact more deadly than stroke, Alzheimer's, respiratory disease and accidents in the United States.