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Intelligent Medical Cards

Why do you need a MedCard?

1.   A Patient’s Medical Records are stored on the Hospital Computer/Cloud under Epic Systems and regulated by HIPAA.

2.  You as the Patient should have a secure Medical Card that belongs to you.

3.  The MedCard will store the last Time-Stamped Record of the last visits with one or more doctors.

4.  The MedCard has an embedded Security Chip that protects your identity and is unique to you as a patient.

5.  By law, Your Medical Records belong to you.


Medical Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity starts when the Hospital computer is first turned on.
  • MedCard Authentication needs to build a “Circle of Trust” that proves the Patient/Doctor/Nurse(Admitting or Emergency)/Employee/Caretaker/Nursing Home) is who they say they are.
  • The MedCard is what it says it is, the Hospital computer is who it says it is, and the server(MedBase/Epic) is what it is.

Next Steps:

Here is how the MedCard Secure Logon
solves this problem.
Patient -> to -> MedCard
1.  Something you Have – The MedCard.
2.  Something you Know – PIN (The PIN only unlocks access to the MedCard Security Chip).
3.  Something you Are – Biometrics Your Fingerprints and Photo.
Next, the Computer needs to Authenticate to the (MedBase/Epic)Server 
Up the 3FA(3 Factor Authentication).
1.  Something the Hospital Computer Has – The MedCard.
2.  Something the Hospital Computer Knows – The encryption keys (MedKey).
3.  Something the Hospital Computer Is – Computer unique identifier (MedBytes).

Patient MedCard Enrollment

To Issue a MedCard
An Enrollment Process must follow the Cybersecurity Challenge response
and Program the MedCard with the MedBytes Unique Identifiers
The Hospital must enroll the Patient
1. The Hospital Takes a Photo of the Patient for Retinal Scan and this Photo becomes the first set of MedBytes of the Bio-Identification data.
2. Next, the Patient is Enrolled by use a 2 sets of Fingerprint Scans –  2 from each hand and this stores the next set of MedBytes for the Bio-Identification data.

3. The Hospital programs and PRINTS the Cybersecurity MedCard with a set of Unique Identifiers in the form of a Security Code of MedBytes.
4. And finally, the Patient Medical Record Database (MedBase/Epic) stores the Encrypted Secure Patient Medical Records.

Possible MedCard Use Cases

Patient MedCard and Doctors’s MedCard

When you check in for your doctor’s visit:

  1. You hand the Admitting Nurse the MedCard.
  2. They insert it into the Reader.
  3. Your identity and information is visible for them to see.
  4. On that document, they can click on their computer:
    1. They can see that you have a Vaccination Card.
    2. And your information is currently up to date.
    3. And it will have a date stamp on their screen to show when the last time the access was made to that MedCard.

Patient Card

  1. The Patient MedCard is Inserted into Reader.
  2. The Vaccination Record is presented NOT at the Physician’s Room but at Admission Station.
  3. The MedCard communicates with the Epic System
  4. Allergies, medications submitted.

Admitting Nurse

  1. Secure Physician identity.
  2. Vaccination card verification.
  3. Epic Systems reads date stamp.
  4.  Allergies Verification.

Patient MedCard and Doctors’s MedCard

  1. At that point, this MedCard is in the possession of the hospital until you finish your visit.
  2. It goes with you:
    • Into the exam room
    • You hand it to the Doctor for the Doctor’s Conference.
    • Your Physician has your EMR file open in the Epic System in the Hospital until the doctor releases you and that record is uploaded to Epic System.
    • The patient does NOT need to re-insert the card to upload the doctor’s visit after the visit has been completed.

Patient Card

  1. Secure Patient Identity.
  2. Vaccination Card Presentation.
  3. Epic Systems has records Date Stamp.
  4. Allergies, medications submitted.

Admitting Nurse

  1. Secure Nurse’s identity.
  2. Vaccination card verification.
  3. Epic Systems reads date stamp.
  4.  Allergies Verification.

Patient MedCard and Doctor’s MedCard

  1. The MedCard is Pass Code protected, authenticated and the last timestamp of the MedCard use and that document loaded onto it and approved by the Patient. 
  2. If the Patient has subsequent visits and they may be different doctor visits, they are at that point allowed to submit the information.  The Patient may choose to have that record communicated to that doctor – i.e., Sub-Specialty doctors.
  3. If it is a Cardiologist who wants to know if you have gone to a Nephrologist, they would want to see that information.
  4. You are allowed to give that information because it allows that information on the MedCard, and you have authenticated it and given it permission to have it uploaded to their main server.
  5. The doctor needs to see the record that the Patient has allowed them to use on the MedCard to store the data.
  6. The MedCard needs permission from the Epic System through MedBase, that the Patient MedCard is compliant with the those Epic System links when we are loading the data.
  7. The Identifier of the Record must match what is on the card.

Email: maureen.tate@medcard.com