HID Global, a worldwide renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced it has acquired the Invengo Textile Services Business of Invengo Information Technology Co., Ltd. The acquisition adds radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, readers and cloud-based inventory management services for linen and laundry management to HID Global’s industry-renowned RFID portfolio. RFID products portfolio expansion According to MarketsandMarkets, the global market for commercial laundry offerings, including tags, readers, software and system integrator services, is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 12.9 percent from 2020-2025. This growth is driven by the expanding hospitality market and health care facilities requiring management of everything from bed-sheets to medical staff uniforms. COVID-19 has also led to a steep rise in the demand for clean and sanitised textiles, driving significant growth in the commercial laundry business worldwide. Identification technologies offering acquisition The acquisition of the Invengo Textile Services Business further extends our identification technologies offering" “The acquisition of the Invengo Textile Services Business further extends our identification technologies offering to meet the escalating demand for loss prevention capabilities, high-value analytics and real-time inventory visibility that increase efficiency in commercial laundry management,” said Björn Lidefelt, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HID Global. Lidefelt adds, “This addition to the HID family complements our existing business and capabilities in the RFID market, enabling our partner community to create robust solutions for this fast-growing market.” Beyond healthcare and hospitality sectors, streamlined linen and laundry management is also necessary for staff uniform laundry in industrial settings, such as power and oil plants, transport facilities, and mining, engineering, chemical, construction and utility companies. Extending HID’s RFID and IoT solutions inventory The Invengo Textile Services line extends HID’s RFID and IoT enablement solutions portfolio to address today’s dynamic market requirements. Invengo Textile Services include: Durable LinTRAK RAIN RFID ultra-high-frequency (UHF) tags that are OEKO-TEX certified and optimised for integration into linens and other laundered textile products. Tiny and robust BluTAG high-frequency (HF) tags designed for industrial textile products. Industrial-grade HF and UHF readers, antennas, tabletop stations, gates, cabins and other hardware optimised for laundry use cases. The highly scalable ACUITY software platform that enables real-time inventory availability and visibility of textile assets. Based in La Ciotat, France, the Invengo Textile Services Business is now part of HID’s Identification Technologies Business Area led by Marc Bielmann, Senior Vice President and Head of Identification Technologies.
HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has acquired Technology Solutions (TSL) UK Ltd, a global provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) handheld readers. TSL designs develop and manufacture ruggedised mobile RFID readers and other multi-technology, mobile device peripherals used to identify and track products and assets. “The acquisition of TSL is a strategic fit for HID, which builds upon our leadership in identification technologies by adding proven handheld RFID readers to our robust portfolio of tags and Internet of Things enablement solutions,” said Björn Lidefelt, CEO of HID Global. “Expanding our RFID components business with TSL readers provides our customers a one-stop-shop for a complete RFID offering of hardware and integration tools - all through a shared distribution channel.” Mobile data capture TSL works with a worldwide network of distributors, OEMs and system integrators to offer innovative mobile data capture solutions for a variety of applications, such as supply chain management, stock inventory control and ticketing. The TSL handheld readers are industry-agnostic for use in retail, hospitality, animal ID, waste management, industry and logistics and any vertical market or application where RFID tags are used. TSL products make it possible for customers to select their mobile device of choice for display and data processing The reader portfolio is focused on RAIN RFID ultra-high frequency (UHF) and also supports high-frequency (HF), low-frequency (LF), barcodes and QR codes for the broadest range of use cases. With a core competency in designing reader units that are independent of display units, TSL products make it possible for customers to select their mobile device of choice for display and data processing and easily upgrade to new phones and tablets as display devices over time. Mobile operating systems In addition, the range of handheld readers are operating-system-independent; they work with iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, as well as other Bluetooth-enabled devices. TSL also provides its own mobile apps and a proven, stable, easy to use developer platform with SDKs and APIs that make it easy for third parties to develop across all major mobile operating systems, resulting in hundreds of apps supporting the readers to date. Based in Loughborough, United Kingdom, Technology Solutions was founded in 1994 with a focus on engineering and operations excellence serving Fortune 500 companies around the world. TSL is now a Business Unit within HID’s Identification Technologies Business Area, which is led by Marc Bielmann, Senior Vice President and Head of Identification Technologies.
HID Global, a worldwide renowned provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced that it has been positioned in the leaders' quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s 2020 ‘Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global’ report. This is the first year that Gartner has placed a company in the Leaders quadrant of its annual report. HID Global was identified as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2019 report. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant We are committed to addressing our customers’ core location services challenges" “We believe being named a Leader in this segment of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant showcases our momentum in a rapidly expanding market and flexibility within our product and solutions portfolio,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President and Managing Director, Identification Technologies with HID Global. Marc adds, “We are committed to addressing our customers’ core location services challenges around asset tracking, employee safety and security, and location analytics. HID’s broad hardware portfolio and flexible implementation strategies also drive additional value by allowing customers to build upon a unified infrastructure investment to efficiently solve multiple business problems.” Expanding Bluetooth Low Energy beacon offering According to Gartner’s 2020 report, ‘Evolving and complex use cases are driving requirements in both new and existing markets. Infrastructure and operations providers should evaluate vendors based on their ability to meet multiple end-user indoor location opportunities and to address new relevant usage scenarios’. HID Global has addressed many of these use cases by expanding its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon offering in the past year with badges and fobs for distress, man-down or emergency situations, disposable wristband beacons for healthcare patients, and small, low-cost mini-beacons for one-time or limited functions. The company’s growing portfolio enables customers to support applications in smart buildings, healthcare and hospitality, as well as oil and gas and other industrial markets.
HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LUX-IDent, a renowned provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) components, based in Lanskroun, Czech Republic. The acquisition extends HID’s market leadership in RFID technology and strengthens its presence in Central and Eastern Europe. “Our proven leadership in RFID technology positions HID as a premier source of components for a wide variety of RFID use cases and IoT applications. The acquisition of LUX-IDent further optimises our portfolio with more ways to offer customisation in both large and small volume projects,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. Smart card manufacturers “Expanding our presence in Central and Eastern Europe with LUX-IDent will further enhance HID’s ability to serve customers locally while extending our RFID technology into emerging markets.” The company’s primary customers include smart card manufacturers, OEMs and system integrators LUX-IDent designs and manufactures RFID components such as inlays, pre laminates, smart labels, wristbands, key fobs, glass transponders and other finished tag products in low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF) including Near Field Communication (NFC) and ultra-high frequency (RAIN RFID). The company’s primary customers include smart card manufacturers, OEMs and system integrators. RFID component design With the expanded RFID components portfolio, HID will be able to better serve the reported $11 billion (USD) RFID market, broaden its smart label offering and address the large IoT spectrum with new capabilities in RFID component design and flexible manufacturing. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, with the transaction expected to close in Q4 2019. Following the close, LUX-IDent will become part of HID’s Identification Technologies business area, which is led by Marc Bielmann, Vice President and Managing Director.
HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has acquired Placard, the largest manufacturer of secure cards in Australasia. The acquisition will enhance HID’s presence in the region. As a provider in the government, financial, transportation, retail, and enterprise sectors across the Pacific market, Placard produces a range of cards, including driver’s licences, health insurance cards and a variety of government IDs. The company also specialises in bank cards, retail loyalty cards, monetary gift cards, cards for public transportation and other cards used for enterprise applications. Card solutions “Placard’s large installed base of customers in the Australasia region demonstrates the continued strength of secure cards and their relevance in the lives of millions of people every day,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO with HID Global. Placard supports the end-to-end experience of customers’ card programs by offering a comprehensive suite of services “Adding Placard to the HID portfolio would expand our value-add services and enhance our capabilities for trusted identities, while striking the balance between offering a broad range of card solutions and providing customers with the choice of digital IDs as the next wave of the future.” High-quality cards Placard supports the end-to-end experience of customers’ card programs by offering a comprehensive suite of services, including in-house design, printing, manufacture, personalisation and distribution services. Placard’s secure manufacturing and bureau facilities are accredited to the highest level by Visa, MasterCard, China Union Pay and American Express. “Becoming part of HID Global will add innovative technology to Placard’s offerings, expanding our ability to serve customers in the Australasia region,” said Chris Nunis, CEO of Placard. “HID’s global resources, expertise and exciting vision is complementary to our focus on providing high-quality cards and services for a wide array of use cases. This next step with HID is a perfect fit in our evolution.” Placard will become a part of HID’s Identification Technologies business area, which is led by Marc Bielmann, Vice President and Managing Director.
HID Global, global provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has won the 2018 RFID Journal Live! Best New Product award for its new Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon, the industry’s first Bluetooth beacon to provide anti-theft protection for IoT-based location services and conditioning monitoring applications. “The latest addition to our IoT services for asset management addresses the escalating need to protect sensitive assets and equipment in more connected and intelligent environments,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President and Managing Director for Identification Technologies at HID Global. “This accolade validates HID’s evolution in our identification and sensing technologies portfolio, which is focused on driving more secure, intuitive and efficient operations.” HID Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon HID’s Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon can be fully integrated into HID Location Services and HID Condition Monitoring Enabled by Bluvision, HID’s Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon can be fully integrated into HID Location Services (for item management) and HID Condition Monitoring (for managing the operational performance and health of equipment). Once integrated, real-time alerts and notifications can be sent when a beacon has been damaged or removed from an asset. John Sailer, Chief Operating Officer of Bluvision added, “The beacon packs a cost-effective solution into a small form factor to reduce risks and increase security using innovative conductive technology that enables the revolutionary deployment of tamper-evident IoT ecosystems. The combination of its size and security capabilities is what makes the beacon highly desirable to customers.” Inventory and asset tracking HID’s Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon is ideal for managing critical, proprietary and high value assets across three primary use cases: HID Location Services to track assets, inventory and equipment with 1-2-meter accuracy using real-time location services. HID Location Services to monitor gateways or portals, and to know when assets are near specified areas using proximity-based location services. HID Condition Monitoring to track the temperature, motion and vibration of vending machines, HVAC systems, equipment and motorised machinery to help determine the health and performance for more data-driven maintenance. The new Bluetooth beacon was selected by a panel of independent judges who recognised the most groundbreaking solutions that deliver business value, reduce cost and improve efficiencies.
HID Global, global provider of trusted identity solutions, was awarded the IoT Star Award for Best International RFID Brand in China at an awards ceremony held at the China International Internet of Things Exhibition (IOTE) in Suzhou. Based on its influence in the industry, the award is often referred to as the IoT industry’s Oscar in China. HID Global, a pioneering IoT innovator “HID is a pioneer in securely connecting manufacturing and facilities equipment, medical devices, inventory and many other physical assets to local and web-based business applications using our identification and sensing technology,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President and Managing Director, Identification Technologies. “Our visionary solutions continue to fuel limitless opportunities by adding trust and security to enable new identification and IoT applications in a rapidly growing market.” The accolade further underscores HID’s commitment to innovative contactless identification and sensing technologies Contributing to this important recognition is HID’s “Powering Trusted Identities” strategy that is geared towards the company’s broad portfolio of solutions that power trusted identities for millions of people around the world. In addition, the accolade further underscores HID’s commitment to innovative contactless identification and sensing technologies (including RFID and Bluetooth Low Energy) and IoT-based solutions. Identification and sensing technologies HID will also showcase its solutions for monitoring, authenticating, and issuing trusted identities during the exhibition: Monitoring Trusted Identities via HID Location Services for item management and asset monitoring, plus HID Condition Monitoring for visibility into equipment performance. HID Trusted Tag Services in guard tour and maintenance & inspection “proof of presence” use cases, as well as brand authenticity/anti-counterfeiting applications will also be featured. Authenticating Trusting Identities with HID’s biometrics offering and solutions for specific applications (such as time and attendance, secure printing and identification) that leverage trusted IDs beyond the door to create more connected environments. Issuing Trusted Identities using HID’s smart cards for versatile and secure IT and physical access control, and its credential management system (CMS) for managing access to networks, PCs, public/private cloud applications, facilities, and other resources.
Bluvision is a complete IoT ecosystem provider, offering real-time location system technology HID Global, a worldwide manufacturer of trusted identity solutions, announces that it has acquired Bluvision, a leading Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market. The acquisition transaction closed today. Financial terms are not being disclosed. Reasons for acquisition Bluvision is a complete IoT ecosystem provider, offering real-time location system technology, presence and proximity-based location capabilities and condition monitoring solutions as well as cloud infrastructure, gateways, beacons and software as a service (SaaS). The company is a perfect fit for HID Global and will: Expand HID’s real-time asset tracking capabilities Boost HID’s ability to address the IoT market with Bluetooth offerings, and Extend HID’s cloud services for access control and related applications. “Bluvision will expand HID Global’s offerings with BLE products and help us further differentiate from the competition,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “We are extending our lead in BLE-based IoT solutions that we created when we launched our mobile access solution two years ago. With our combined solutions and technologies, our customers' ability to manage assets and people within buildings will increase significantly.” Next level IoT space Jimmy Buchheim, the head of Bluvision, said, “Becoming part of HID Global, Bluvision will have the support and expertise to continue driving technology to the next level in the Internet of Things space for years to come and speed up our cycles of innovation. We share a common vision with HID Global to deliver an unparalleled combination of accuracy, convenience, security and scalability that enables our customers to determine the specific location and condition of assets and people in real time in ways that were previously not possible.” The Bluvision team will report to Marc Bielmann, VP & Managing Director of the Identification Technologies business within HID Global. The addition of Bluvision’s products expands HID Global’s “component continuum” from high-end, passive RFID components (LF/HF/UHF) to active BLE. In addition, Bluzone from Bluvision delivers cloud services that are well aligned with HID Global’s data services strategy. Bluvision will continue to maintain its operations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that its identification technologies products for banking and payment smart card industry have successfully passed MasterCard’s 2015 Card Quality Management (CQM) audit for dual interface inlays. HID Global’s production site in Malaysia has passed the required CQM test procedures and is entitled to carry the corresponding CQM Label. Worldwide, only a limited number of inlay production sites meet these requirements. “Dual interface inlays are a core part of HID Global’s secure identity solutions for payment applications and the CQM certification provide solid affirmation of our dedication to consistently ensuring the highest quality for Genuine HID® products and solutions,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President and Managing Director, Identification Technologies with HID Global. “The certification provides assurance to card manufacturers and the smart card industry overall, and we are pleased to be one of the first companies to offer products that have passed MasterCard’s latest Card Quality Management requirements.” HID Global’s contactless and dual interface inlays have been successfully tested and audited for nine years, though MasterCard only recently introduced a specialised audit for dual interface inlays. The CQM scheme guarantees consistent and traceable quality to the card issuer, and expands MasterCard’s overall approval process that defines strict requirements for manufacturing sites and processes.
With this resolution, HID Global will be able to continue to expand its UHF products range HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that, under the terms of a confidential settlement, the patent infringement litigation that Omni-ID had initiated against certain HID Global products has been amicably resolved. HID Global will continue to manufacture and sell its complete range of RFID products, including UHF on-metal tags, in the U.S. and around the world, and HID Global now enjoys a worldwide licence to the applicable patents. HID Global continues to expand UHF products range “Notwithstanding the differing legal positions of the parties, we are satisfied with the business resolution reached with Omni-ID,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President of Identification Technologies with HID Global. “With this resolution, HID Global will be able to continue to expand its UHF products range without limitation for the benefit of its customers.” “As a holder of patents relating to certain on-metal/near liquid RFID technologies, Omni-ID is pleased to provide access to our foundational technologies to the market,” said George E. Daddis, Jr. PhD, CEO of Omni-ID. “Our goal is to drive the enablement of RFID into our core Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market and open the doors to driving further global adoption overall – this agreement represents another step in that direction.”
The HID Trusted Tag services pilot results successfully demonstrate its ability to provide “proof of presence” HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, announced recently the results of its HID Trusted Tag™ Services pilot that successfully demonstrate its ability to provide “proof of presence” and an auditable Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) record of caregivers in patients’ homes. Partnering in the pilot program were Dial-N-Document®, which provides visit verification and documentation software to document employee activities, and Integrity Home Care, which offers a full range of home-based care services. The pilot program is designed to test HID Trusted Tag Services’ ability to provide real-time authentication of caregiver visits using smartphones. Integrity Home Care case managers installed HID’s tamper-proof tags, which feature unique security and privacy attributes, to a light switch inside the patients’ homes. Upon arrival, caregivers tap the tag with their Near Field Communication (NFC) smartphone to create a secure connection to the Dial-N-Document system for authentication. This integrates seamlessly with the full encounter documentation captured by Dial-N-Document and is transmitted directly to Integrity’s billing payroll and scheduling software. In addition to a 100% authentication accuracy rate, preliminary results of the pilot program demonstrate that use of HID Trusted Tag Services increased caregiver productivity by eliminating up to 30 seconds from each check-in. “Partnering with HID Global has enabled us to make a seamless transition from traditional IVR to next-generation NFC-enabled, web-based documentation and authentication technology to meet the increasingly complex verification needs of our home health clients,” said Don O’Rourke, president, Dial-N-Document. “The results of this pilot program demonstrate conclusively that NFC technology and HID Trusted Tag Services in particular is an effective mechanism for location authentication, which is the critical first step in compliant documentation of patient encounters.” “Dial-N-Document’s interactive online documentation system combined with the simplicity of HID Global’s trusted tags created a solution that is fast, easy to use and doesn’t require our caregivers to use unfamiliar devices,” said Jean Halbrook, IT software manager, Integrity Home Care. “It is an evolution that represents a significant advancement in documentation and EVV that will ultimately benefit patients as well as home health providers and payers.” When integrated with a comprehensive documentation platform like Dial-N-Document, HID Trusted Tag Services complies with the EVV requirements for home health agencies enacted by several states as a condition of Medicaid participation in response to rampant billing fraud. In addition to providing an indisputable and auditable EVV record for agencies to use for billing and reimbursement, HID Trusted Tag Services integrates seamlessly into most clinical and administrative management software systems for real-time data transmissions that enable faster and more accurate claims processing and advanced analytics. “Dial-N-Document’s partnership and the participation of Integrity Home Care were integral to the success of this pilot program,” said Marc Bielmann, vice president of Identification Technologies with HID Global. “It marks an important step forward in validating HID Trusted Tag Services as an effective solution for providing home health agencies with the security they need to comply with increasing complex regulatory mandates and protect themselves and their patients from fraud.”
HID will also highlight secure identity for enterprise, banking and government customers HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions today announced that under the theme “Your Security Connected,” it will demonstrate it new mobile identity solution and the power to connect people, devices and applications using its broad Genuine HID® portfolio of interoperable and future-proof secure identity solutions. At next week’s Cartes Secure Connexions 2014 in Paris, the company will also highlight its secure identity offering for enterprise, banking and government customers, and participate in conference sessions to discuss innovative use cases of its Government ID Solutions, award-winning Seos® technology and HID Trusted Tag® Services. HID Global will showcase its extensive portfolio that will provide visitors a hands-on understanding of how to address real-world secure identity challenges on November 4-6 in Hall 4 Stand J048 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. HID Mobile Access®: Supports Bluetooth Smart and NFC to securely open doors with smartphones and other smart devices while enabling the future use of smart devices for other applications. Powered by Seos technology, the award-winning solution provides superior identity management and enables users to open doors and gates from a distance via Bluetooth Smart and HID Global’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology. iCLASS Seos credential: Provides higher security and enables customers to use multiple applications and technologies on smart cards, smartphones and other mobile devices. The credentials are supported by its iCLASS SE® reader platform with OSDP. HID Trusted Tag Services: HID Global’s patented NFC-trusted tags combined with its cloud-based authentication platform to power frictionless transactions with a tap of a Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone or other smart device to create innovative “proof of presence,” brand protection and other Internet of Things applications. HID Global’s award-winning Mobile Access solution provides superior identity management and enables users to open doors and gates from a distance via Bluetooth Smart Card Personalization Solutions: Offer the industry’s broadest range of card personalization solutions, from the entry-level FARGO® C50 ID Card Printer to the industrial-grade HDP8500 Printer/Encoder. Demonstrations will include creating an employee badge and bank card, as well as the latest version of AsureID® Exchange card personalization software. HID Secure Identity Services™: To help customers address every aspect of requirements for cards or Mobile IDs, including creating, managing and revoking Mobile IDs on smartphones, managing the daily flow of ID card badge requests, large-volume re-badging projects and combining multiple technology platforms onto one credential. Lumidigm V Series and M Series Fingerprint Sensor Authentication Technologies: Based on multispectral imaging, Lumidigm fingerprint sensors may be used for authenticating customers, such as employees at the desktop or shared workstations. Genuine HID Solutions: Including advanced portfolio of Government-to-Citizen ID Solutions; employee-centric ActivID® Enterprise Authentication and multi-layered online banking authentication solutions that protect against the latest cyber threats and attacks; and Embedded Solutions featuring Genuine HID Technology™ that enable third parties to develop products and solutions that work within the Genuine HID ecosystem. HID Global will also present in CARTES conference sessions: Session C12, Connected Objects: Connectivity and Intelligence (M2M, Internet of Things) on November 5 from 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.: Marc Bielmann, VP and Managing Director, Identification Technologies: “Leveraging Smartphones, RFID Tags and One-Time Password Technology to Verify Proof of Presence” Session C13, Security Documents & e-Governments Track on November 5 from 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.: Adam Tangun, VP of Government ID Solutions, Europe will present on “Mobile Devices Matter: Governments Working Smart(er)” Session C02, Towards Trusted Cloud Services (Securing Enterprise Mobility, BYOD, MYOD, Cloud and Big Data) on November 6 from 9:40 - 10:10 a.m.: Yves Ackermann, Manager, Strategic Growth Initiatives, EMEA will present on “Creating, Managing and Using Secure Identities across Smart Devices”
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that iZipline™ will integrate HID Trusted Tag Services™ into its cloud-based software platform that enables mobile consumer engagement via Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. Initially, trusted tags will be used for authentication of PackageTagz™, iZipline’s patent-pending technology for pouch packaging that provides instant engagement between brands and consumers’ mobile devices for product recall, track and trace, brand protection, mobile marketing and related analytics. “Selecting HID Global as a partner to provide secure connections for our NFC-enabled consumer engagement platform is consistent with our commitment to delivering the highest quality NFC solutions to global brands,” said Michelle Moulin, iZipline’s chief executive officer. “We are excited to launch this partnership as iZipline continues to innovate as a leader in developing the ‘Internet of Things’.” HID Trusted Tag Services feature trusted tags with unique security and privacy attributes which make each tap unclonable. When integrated into iZipline’s platform, this enables global brands to authenticate each product’s package, protecting both a company’s brand and consumers from counterfeit goods while also delivering chain-of-custody benefits. Trusted tags also provide iZipline with secure connections for instant delivery of relevant and timely product content to consumers via their mobile device. “Success in the IoT environment requires transparent, frictionless authentication that enables brands and consumers to connect on an immediate and personal level,” said Marc Bielmann, vice president of Identification Technologies with HID Global. “We are pleased that our HID Trusted Tag Services enable iZipline to engage and protect brands and consumers by leveraging the security and convenience that trusted tags bring to packaging and mobile interactions.”
HID’s trusted tags provide “proof of presence” of caregiver in the patient’s home, thereby eliminating opportunity to falsify records HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that its HID Trusted Tag Services™ meets the EVV requirements for home health agencies enacted by several states as a condition of Medicaid participation. HID’s trusted tags provide indisputable “proof of presence” of the caregiver in the patient’s home, thereby eliminating the opportunity to falsify records to support fraudulent claims. Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for home-based care in excess of $31 billion and a booming home health industry that is expected to reach a value of $150.8 billion by 2018 have given rise to a multi-billion dollar fraud problem for public and private insurers. One of the most common fraudulent activities is submission of claims for payment on services that were never provided, a situation exacerbated by manual verification processes that make it easy to falsify records pertaining to the presence of a caregiver at a patient’s home. To eliminate fraudulent claims, a several state Medicaid programs now require home health agencies to implement EVV systems to prove that a caregiver was physically present in the patient’s home for the required length of time. While some states mandate the use of specific EVV equipment, others simply require EVV systems that meet minimum technical and functional standards. “HID Trusted Tags satisfy these requirements by leveraging the near ubiquitous nature of NFC-enabled mobile devices to enable a highly secure EVV system that is both easy to use and impossible to defraud,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President of Identification Technologies with HID Global. “Our patented tag technology optimises security and convenience, eliminating the need for special equipment to read tags or for users to modify their mobile device or download apps.” Tamper-proof tags are attached to or embedded into an object inside the patient’s home in such a way that they cannot surreptitiously be removed or altered. When the caregiver arrives, they tap the object with their NFC-enabled device to communicate secure information to HID Global’s cloud-based authentication platform. The data read from a trusted tag has security and privacy attributes that change on every tap, providing an indisputable and auditable EVV record for home health agencies to use for billing and reimbursement. “HID Trusted Tag Services also integrates seamlessly into most clinical and administrative management software systems, which means agencies can continue to use the systems that most closely meet their unique needs,” said Bielmann. “In addition to sparing the expense associated with system upgrades or replacement, easy integration means data collected at the point of care can be transmitted back to the agency in real-time for faster and more accurate claims processing and advanced analytics.”
The solution combines the loyalty capabilities of Proxama’s TapPoint platform with the security of HID Trusted Tag Services HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, and Proxama, the global platform provider of mobile proximity marketing, mobile wallet and payment solutions, announced recently they have partnered to create a solution enabling rapid deployment of secure mobile web-based coupon and loyalty schemes. The solution combines the loyalty capabilities of Proxama’s TapPoint® platform with the security of HID Trusted Tag™ Services to deliver a frictionless consumer experience while eliminating fraud and abuse from retail coupon and loyalty programs. To participate in the coupon and loyalty programs, consumers interact with an authentic Near Field Communication (NFC) tag from HID Global. Trusted Tags feature security and privacy attributes that change on every tap, providing true customer proof of presence and making each tap uncloneable. As a result, Proxama’s retailers and brands are protected from situations wherein one transaction can lead to rewards being collected multiple times. “The level of security delivered by HID Trusted Tag Services was previously available only on downloadable mobile applications,” said Neil Garner, CEO and Founder, Proxama. “This partnership allows us to offer our retailers easy and highly secure web-based loyalty and rewards programs. It creates an alternative to mobile apps that delivers easier participation and a more rewarding consumer experience.” HID Global’s trusted tags, which do not require special readers or other equipment for authentication, also enable Proxama to provide its retailer clients with robust campaign analytics and customer profile insights. “Convenience, ease of use and a secure interaction are critical to the success of loyalty and coupon programs,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President of Identification Technologies with HID Global. “We are happy to be partnering with an industry leader like Proxama to bring those qualities to the mobile web-based programs put in place by the leading retailers and brands that make up the company’s client base.”