The nature of the healthcare industry has changed dramatically over the past decade, as those who provide health-related services have begun moving from paper-based processes to electronic methods.

The healthcare business has become a networked environment—allowing patient information to be shared and managed by a variety of parties and from a number of endpoints, each with their own level of security for protecting that information.

Cards for healthcare providers

Usernames and passwords are no longer enough to protect access to patient records, and regulatory mandates, such as HIPAA, HITECH and EPCS, now require heightened login credentials that will provide audit trails.....

Cards for patients

The Healthcare Information Technology Act, coupled with HIPAA for patient privacy, has played a critical role in establishing guidelines for healthcare providers, as well as insurance companies, in regards to how information should be stored, shared, and transported...