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Archived Statements

Secure ID Coaltion Comments to ONC Privacy and Security Tiger Team
Provider Entity Authentication
November 5, 2010

Myths V. Facts of Social Security Card Upgrade
April 28, 2010

Letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
HITECH Initial Set Interim Final Rule establishing the initial set of standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology.
March 15, 2010

Why Healthcare Must Enable Real Identity Management: An Overview of Identity Standards Critical to Health IT
August 25, 2009

Letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's Policy Committee
Defining "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Health Records in relation to ARRA
June 26, 2009

Letter to Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan
Urging the Veto of S966
March 6, 2008

Comments of the Secure ID Coalition to the Department of State Regarding the Notice of Proposed Rule Making,
"Card Format Passport"

December 6, 2006

NIST PASS Card Certification Analysis
May 2007

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  • The Five Things IoT Manufacturers Can Do To Future-Proof the Industry

    If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the past few days since the Internet of Things (IoT) distributed-denial-of-service attack (DDoS) attack gave the Internet brain freeze last Friday is that (1) IoT devices are insecure, (2) we have a really good idea what needs to be done to make them more secure, yet (3) it’s hard to get everyone on the same page in dedicating the resources to actually make them more secure.

    While that might seem like a stark truth, it only makes sense given how our economy and legal system works. Since no one company or device was responsible for allowing the attack, there’s no specific organization to shame or blame. Plus, it’s way too easy to point fingers at everyone else in the room and say there was nothing that could’ve been done, as everyone is responsible. Further, security costs money, and at the moment, companies want to pour their resources into grabbing IoT market share, not plugging holes that may or may not cause problems downstream. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking invites regulators and legislators to step in and attempt to dictate technology standards and best practices to address harms, both real and imagined.

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  • Patient Identity: Getting Back to Basics for National Health IT Week

    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.

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  • SIDC Announced New Action Center to Push Medicare into the 21st Century!

    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).

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