BSI2000, Inc. yesterday announced and demonstrated, at the American Healthcare Alliance 1999 Provider System Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, its new MedSAFE 2000 optical medical card system. In addition, BSI2000 and AHA announced that they have signed a contract, on a mutually exclusive basis, to take the MedSAFE 2000 optical medical card product to market.
BSI2000 designs and markets software/hardware products for the medical, drug and alcohol testing, and identification markets that substitute highly efficient and fraud-proof optical cards for older paper-based transaction systems.
American Healthcare Alliance (“AHA”) is a nationwide network of preferred provider managed healthcare systems and organizations with more than 18 million insured lives and 300,000 physicians in 3,800 hospitals and clinics across the country.
Optical cards are the same size and shape as regular plastic credit cards but hold millions of bytes of updatable information — thousands of pages of text (up to six megabytes) — in a secure, inexpensive, and permanent personal package. The market for optical cards is driven by their superior capacity — 750x that of smart cards; exceptional speed — 30x that of smart cards for writes; and far greater reliability and ruggedness.
MedSAFE 2000 stores and manages eligibility and medical information on optical cards, including: (a) Emergency information such as current medical conditions, allergic reactions, drug regimens, attending physician, next of kin, blood type, etc.; (b) Full clinicals, including detailed history of conditions, diagnoses, and treatments, detailed records of hospital stays and visits, surgical procedures, physician comments, and others; (c) Strong patient identification with digital photographs and automatic machine signature or fingerprint verification to virtually eliminate fraud and help prevent costly errors; (d) Insurance and payments records; and others. BSI2000 has already contracted with a small 5,000-patient clinic in Denver, Colorado — Western Medical Center, PC — to become the first MedSAFE 2000 site. Installation is scheduled for June 1999.Details