Experian Health is offering its Precise ID identity verification solution to healthcare organizations to help facilitate vaccine distribution. Precise ID is being made available through Experian’s existing partnership with Epic, which is a health information software specialist.
In that regard, Precise ID is compatible with the Epic MyChart solution. Healthcare providers that adopt Precise ID will be able to use it to identify the people coming in for COVID tests and COVID vaccines, which will in turn make the rollout of the vaccine faster and more efficient. Patients and employees can use the simple client portal to access sensitive medical and financial information. Meanwhile, Precise ID automates several aspects of the registration process to reduce the administrative burden on healthcare professionals.
Due to the urgency of the pandemic, Experian and Epic will work together to accelerate deployments, and to get interested organizations set up with Precise ID as quickly as possible.
“We are collaborating with Epic to make this tool readily available for healthcare organizations so they can ensure their patient authentication tool is turn-key,” said Experian Health General Manager Tom Cox. “With the uptick in fraud since the pandemic started, coupled with the need to efficiently verify patient identities in activities tied to Covid-19 testing and vaccine distribution, we know our solution can aid providers with both security and speed.”
Experian recently released a Future of Fraud report that warned that cybercriminals will try to leverage the demand for COVID vaccines and test kits to execute phishing attacks. Precise ID would presumably mitigate some of that threat, giving patients access to a secure channel that they can use to find accurate COVID-19 information.
In other news, Experian has published a separate report that suggests that online shoppers are becoming increasingly frustrated with companies that offer poor digital experiences. The company has also partnered with BioCatch to develop a fraud prevention solution for the financial industry.