and Gravity Diagnostics to Highlight Best Practices in Identity Verification, Patient Experience and Healthcare Interoperability at HIMSS

Demand for Frictionless and Secure Identity Verification Grows as Healthcare Entities Build Qualified Health Information Networks

MCLEAN, Va., March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —, the secure digital identity network with 80 million users, and Gravity Diagnostics, a state-of-the-art lab, will host a panel discussion at HIMSS 2022 Global Health Conference on the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare identity verification. CEO and Founder of Blake Room and Mike Tarwater, Severity Diagnosis‘ VP of Information Technology, will discuss how modern identity verification can help organizations meet the demand for secure electronic healthcare solutions. and Gravity have begun partnering to address patient experience challenges at drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites. Leveraging’s identity verification technology and its expanding network, Gravity cut patient check-in time in half.

“One of the things that we want to do at Gravity is really focus on the patient, which means we’re developing the ability to create an electronic medical record as a lab and not focus on a single transaction at time,” Tarwater says.

In the panel, Hall will also highlight the role of Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) and the need for identity verification to drive healthcare interoperability. Registration friction and a lack of secure access to health records often stand in the way of improving patient care. QHINs will unify disjointed industry practices and enable electronic health information (EHI) to track patients.

Many QHINs, health information exchanges, and electronic health record providers seek National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) IAL2/AAL2 solutions to prevent patients’ personally identifiable information (PII) from leaking. in the wrong hands. This trend is driven by recommendations from leading industry nonprofits, including CARIN Alliance and CommonWell Health Alliance. Adopting federal digital identity guidelines protects patients by ensuring they are who they say they are before accessing electronic health records. Identity verification providers can claim compliance with NIST standards through certification by the Kantara Initiative, which develops standards for identity and data management. identity verification aligns with the highest federal standards recommended by industry trade associations and contemplated by the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). is also certified by the Kantara Initiative as a NIST 800-63-3 IAL2 compliant ID service provider. The digital identity network provides a seamless user experience, allowing patients to easily verify their online identity once.’s involvement in healthcare also includes:

  • Provide seamless provider identity verification to meet Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) requirements
  • Allow consumers to access vaccination and medical records with multiple public health agencies
  • Enable patients and their authorized caregivers to access health information by providing portable digital credentials

Please see below or visit the HIMSS webpage to learn more about the roundtable. To learn more about Trusted Identity Verification for Healthcare, visit website or the HIMSS stand (Stand 1979, Hall A).


Navigating the changing landscape of proof of identity


Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. ET


Orange County Convention Center, Hall D-Booth 7143-Lightning Session Theater
Panel recording will be available after the event
Visit at booth 1979, Hall A


Blake Hall, Founder and CEO,
Mike Tarwater, Vice President of Information Technology, Severity Diagnosis

About simplifies the way individuals prove and share their identity online. The secure digital identity network has 80 million users with more than 145,000 new people joining daily, as well as partnerships with 30 states, 10 federal agencies and more than 500 consumer brands. The company provides identity, authentication and group membership verification for organizations across all industries. The Company’s technology meets federal consumer authentication standards and is approved as a NIST 800-63-3 IAL2/AAL2 compliant ID service provider by the Kantara Initiative.’s Identity Gateway also has Moderate Authority to Operate (ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). is the only video chat provider and is committed to “No Identity Left Behind” to enable all people to have a secure digital identity. To learn more, visit


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