CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeMed ID today announced a strategic collaboration with The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN), based in Buffalo, NY, to provide accurate patient identification and record matching that enables enhanced coordinated care delivery across disparate healthcare providers and IT systems.
GBUAHN is the sixth largest health home in New York State and was formed in 2012 to provide improved care coordination, advanced linkage resources and management to Medicaid beneficiaries with multiple or severe chronic conditions. GBUAHN providers coordinate appropriate medical services for their patients, across the spectrum of primary, acute and chronic physical health, or behavioral health care.
GBUAHN engaged LifeMed ID to deliver a solution that allows over 140 physician members and 65 downstream providers to accurately identify its client members. Once verified, each client is precisely matched to their unique healthcare record, which can then be accessed and updated in real time at any point of contact within the network via the “G-Card,” GBUAHN’s smart card.
Enabled by the LifeMed ID solution, GBUAHN is the first healthcare organization in Western New York to issue free smart cards to all of its patients. Tokenizing patients allows GBUAHN providers to accurately identify patients at any point of contact across the entire network, resulting in automated patient processing, enhanced care coordination, and improved patient safety. Since initial implementation, GBUAHN has experienced reduced office wait times, elimination of duplicate and overlay medical records, minimal keystroke errors and other administrative efficiencies.
“As a possible value based ACO pilot for New York State, we’re using LifeMed ID’s technology to evolve with healthcare,” said Raul Vazquez, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, GBUAHN. “Medicare is moving to a value based model and the only way to evolve with this kind of model is by having the ability to track quality, cost and patient satisfaction. LifeMed ID is providing an effective means of addressing these issues, while allowing us to seamlessly expand our network to better serve the needs of our growing patient population.”
GBUAHN plans to expand its network solution implementation to include six GBUAHN medical facilities, six Rite Aid locations for consultation, two hospital emergency rooms, and 46 mobile care coordinators that will be networked for at-home patient visits. GBUAHN expects to serve more than 30,000 patients, and LifeMed ID provides the scalability that is foundational to GBUAHN’s vision.
About LifeMed ID
LifeMed ID is the leading authoritative identity management exchange solution (AMIe) that utilizes the BYOID concept (biometric, smart phone or government ID cards as identity tokens) and automates patient identity validation, record matching, and overall registration workflow using healthcare provider’s current point-of-service terminals and software vendors. LifeMed ID provides a secure, user-friendly healthcare solution that allows clinicians to identify and utilize the correct patient records across disparate systems. Once the LifeMed ID solution is connected to any EMR, ADT, or PMS system, our solution ensures 100% identity and record matching to increased patient safety, satisfaction, and care outcomes. Agile, flexible, scalable and adaptive, LifeMed ID’s technology is radically evolving identity, for a secure patient check-in, available now, at little or no cost to deploy. For more information visit www.lifemedid.com.