Indigo’s eSign capabilities allow physicians to electronically sign prescriptions utilizing ﬁnger biometrics or proximity cards. As a secondary form of authentication, a four digit PIN (personal identification number) can be used, similar to the process used for accessing a bank account from an ATM. Indigo, unlike other solution providers who use ‘passwords’ as a secondary form of authentication, uses a PIN which is easier to remember and implement. Indigo’s exclusive solution design stores, manages, and changes passwords automatically.
“Indigo Identityware’s advanced session management capabilities allow physicians to perform ‘two factor authentication’ using the touch of a finger or the tap of a card in combination with a PIN as a ‘secondary’ factor, fulfilling the requirements set forth by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for electronic prescription of controlled substances.” said Tom Rheineck, CEO and President of Indigo Identityware.
“As a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), which was implemented to ensure the health, safety and well-being of consumers, medical providers are incentivized to implement electronic health record (EHR) systems that include electronic prescribing. Physicians are required to write 40% of their overall prescriptions electronically in order to qualify for meaningful use rewards. Indigo’s solution allows physicians a secure and simple way to meet the HITECH specifications,” said Mr. Rheineck.