Mount Sinai's New Smart Card Program
- Why he chose smart cards over other authentication options for the voluntary program;
- How the cards store a summary of the patient's healthcare information;
- Why the cards will improve data integrity and accuracy and reduce medical errors by avoiding the creation of duplicate records; How the cards could pave the way for information exchange among different provider organizations;
- Why the cards will serve as an easy way to gain patient consent to access their records, as required under the HITECH Act.
Contino has more than 15 years of technology development and management experience. At Mount Sinai, he oversees all clinical, financial and administrative systems for the hospital and its school of medicine. A former research scientist, he served as a technical consultant to pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing companies.