News Briefs: CardLogix, Innovonics team for patient record system

February 21, 2001

Smart card platform vendor CardLogix has partnered with Innovonics, a provider of encryption hardware, to develop and market a smart card/reader product that enables users to access patient records and to make payments through a single desktop terminal.

Smart card platform vendor CardLogix has partnered with Innovonics, a provider of encryption hardware, to develop and market a smart card/reader product that enables users to access patient records and to make payments through a single desktop terminal. Encryption technology secures the transactions themselves, and access to card data is restricted by mutual authentication, which verifies patient identity and user identity to safeguard privacy and protect against fraud. The smart card stores and synchronizes data from medical records, a central database, and patient benefits status.

The combination of Innovonics’ PC Pay device and the CardLogix multifunction smart card platform enables clinicians as well as insurers to update medical records and process payments. In addition, clients can install the prescription application, which loads onto the card prescriptions that are then filled by an authorized pharmacy. The new product can also be integrated with installed computer systems through the Innovonics PC Pay developer kit, which includes two PC Pay devices, five smart cards, interface software, documentation, and the CardLogix Winplex API. The companies are marketing the developer kits for $789 each.