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  • IdenTrust (part of HID Global) provides a complete identity solution for EPCS including identity proofing and two-factor authentication (2FA) credential issuance directly to MEDENT customers.
  • MEDENT chooses IdenTrust digital identities to secure its electronic health record (eHR) application and comply with DEA Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) requirements.
  • MEDENT issues IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates to New York state eHR customers in advance of New York’s mandatory electronic prescribing law, which becomes effective March 27, 2015.

AUSTIN, November 24, 2014 – IdenTrustTM (part of HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions) today announced that it has been selected by MEDENT® to provide IGC PKI certificates, which have been cross-certified to the U.S. Federal Bridge Authority, for MEDENT’s eHR application.  IdenTrust will also manage MEDENT’s identity proofing for the issuance of all digital identities. IGC PKI certificates are approved by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for EPCS compliance and are also compliant with the National Health Architecture guidelines for Directed Exchange.

MEDENT is rolling out the IdenTrust IGC PKI certificates to its New York state customers, who are required by New York Education Law Article 137 §6810 to issue all prescriptions for both controlled and non-controlled substances via electronic prescribing by March 27, 2015. The IGC PKI certificates will also be made available to all MEDENT clients in the nine states it supports. Moving to a paperless process allows for the integration of a patient’s health and pharmacy records, minimizes the chance for medication errors, and helps protect against criminal activities such as forging or stealing prescriptions.

“Ultimately, what EPCS does is include eHR application owners, like MEDENT, in the workflow for delivering quality patient care,” said IdenTrust CEO Karen Wendel. “The magnitude of this cannot be understated. Our partnership with MEDENT is a natural extension of our shared commitment to securing eHR applications and the critical purpose they serve.”

Gary Cuthbert, MEDENT President said, “The experience IdenTrust has -- from being a federally regulated entity themselves, to providing digital identities for programs at the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and many other eHR applications for EPCS -- is the reason we chose IdenTrust. We believe our product is the best eHR application on the market, and we wanted to partner with the most secure digital identities available today. We also liked the option of having IdenTrust manage the identity proofing and issuance, as it provides the greatest benefits and security assurances to our clients.”

Each individual IGC PKI certificate provides two-factor authentication for identity authentication and digital signing, as well as a certificate for encryption. IGC PKI credential holders can use their certificate to authenticate to systems and applications, send digitally signed EPCS messages and establish nonrepudiation with digital signatures on other documents and transactions.

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About IdenTrust
IdenTrust, part of HID Global, is a leader in trusted identity solutions recognized by financial institutions, government agencies, and businesses around the world. IdenTrust offers the only bank-developed identity authentication system and provides a legally and technologically interoperable environment for authenticating and using identities in more than 175 countries. IdenTrust also offers three different U.S. FBCA cross-certified PKI certificates for interoperability and trusted reliance by commercial entities, the healthcare industry, state and local governments, and the U.S. Federal Government. IdenTrust is part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. 

For more information about IdenTrust, visit http://www.IdenTrust.com. For more information about the IdenTrust Global Common PKI, visit www.IdenTrust.com/igc. For more information about EPCS, visit http://IdenTrust.com/dea/index.html.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.

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