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NSTIC Funds Program on Password-Less Health Record Access; Jeremy Grant Comments

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cybersecurityThe National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is set to kick off a $2.6 million identity-based authentication program for healthcare system users to access their electronic health records, FCW reported Thursday.

Adam Mazmanian writes the Cross Sector Digital Identity Initiative system is scheduled for rollout in Northern Virginia in July 2014 for Inova patients to use verified credentials in gaining access to their electronic health data.

“With health care especially, we want to make sure you are who you say you are,” Jeremy Grant, senior executive advisor for identity management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the head of NSTIC, told FCW.

The technology works to consolidate data from online services, state motor vehicle departments and commercial databases in order to match information with a user’s pre-recorded voice feature, according to the report.

FCW reports the tool maintains the next logins by requiring the user to answer a phone call for identity verification.

Mazmanian writes the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the project’s grantee, is working with the Virginia DMV, Microsoft, CA Technologies and Biometric Signature ID to help launch the encrypted system.

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