Patient ID Matching: Finding John Doe

Equifax VP of Healthcare Strategy and Business Development, Michael Nelson, was recently quoted in Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a leading healthcare professional association, discussing solutions to help improve patient ID matching. Nelson discusses how identity matching is solved in other industries that have multiple interactions with consumers – such as financial services or telecommunications. [Read More…]

SSA Selects Equifax to Strengthen Identity Verification

Equifax recently announced that it has completed integration with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to supply identity proofing and account, address and mobile device ID verification to help mange risk and mitigate fraud for the SSA’s my Social Security system, a personalized portal for customers to access some of SSA’s services such as the online [Read More…]

Cybersecurity National Action Plan

On February 9, 2016, the President implemented the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) designed “to enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections, protect privacy, maintain public safety as well as economic and national security, and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security.” Threats against business and the government are continuing with a record number of [Read More…]

How the Government Is Leveraging Data to Verify Identities

Several members of the Identity and Fraud Solutions team recently attended the Global Identity Summit in Tampa. Rich Huffman, vice president of identity and fraud product management, spoke on a panel about how government entities are leveraging data when verifying identities to increase security and decrease fraud. The federal government identifies millions of people every [Read More…]

National HealthIT Week: Protecting PHI

Protecting protected health information (PHI) requires vigilance in today’s environment of increased sharing of personal information online. National HealthIT Week (Oct 5-9) highlights the importance of health IT—specifically electronic health records (EHRs) which improve the quality of healthcare delivery, increase patient safety, decrease medical errors, and strengthen the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. Protecting [Read More…]

FLSA, Overtime, and Minimum Wage, Oh My!

Webinar:  FLSA, Overtime, and Minimum Wage, Oh My! This webinar took place Wednesday, September 16th | 2:00 PM EDT Through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Department of Labor recently announced its intention to dramatically shrink the pool of employees who qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This change, coupled [Read More…]

Identity Discovery: The Global Identity Summit

The key to success in discovery of an identity is understanding how disparate data elements combine to form a conclusive identity. A remote (online or mobile) application for access or services could be from the true person or a stolen or fictitious identity. Good identity verification uses a broad range of data elements to verify the [Read More…]

Using Analytics to Power Identity Proofing

Confirming the identities of an individual user in a large populations can be challenging. A government agency giving a constituent access to sign up for benefits or check records may potentially be challenged with identifying a single person among more than 230 million adults. Combating identity-based fraud on that scale can be even more challenging. While [Read More…]

Webinar: Improving Patient Record Matching

On July 16, Michael Nelson, DPM, VP of Healthcare Strategy and Business Development for Equifax Identity and Fraud Solutions, will conduct a CHIME College Live Presentation on the topic of improving patient data matching as a key for health information exchange. Accurate and complete patient personal and health information is required to meet industry requirements for [Read More…]

King v. Burwell: Subsidies Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the King v. Burwell case stating that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does in fact allow the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide Premium Tax Credits, or subsidies, for health insurance provided under the Federal Marketplace. Although the language of the law states that subsidies are [Read More…]