Enhancing healthcare delivery with electronic health cards
Countering healthcare fraud with telematic infrastructures
Worldwide, healthcare fraud costs insurance authorities and companies hundreds of millions of dollars every year. With conventional systems based on paper or memory cards, it is difficult for authorities to ascertain whether the patient or user is actually the insured.
Electronic health cards are becoming an increasingly effective way of preventing fraud – particularly as they evolve towards more sophisticated identification mechanisms such as biometrics.
E-health cards have the potential to improve the patient experience by storing key medical data and medication history, and by serving as an electronic prescription. These cards can also be used to securely store social security numbers.
Given the sensitive nature of medical data stored on e-health cards, they must offer robust protection of privacy. Widespread adoption also calls for ease of administration and – most importantly – a mature telematics infrastructure to network all players in the care continuum and enable dynamic updates of data and functionality.
Partner of trust for today’s eHC applications
As the world’s leading provider of security solutions for government identification projects, we have enabled some 60% of all smart healthcare cards worldwide, consistently accelerating time to market through ease of deployment. Our SLE 78 controller family, for instance, was designed specifically to meet all e-healthcare requirements – from cost efficiency to future-proof storage capabilities extending over 10 years. Our platforms also support all standard cryptographic methods and key lengths to enable the integration of social or payment card capabilities in multi-application schemes.
Leading technologies for tomorrow’s eHealth cards
Customers value in particular the ability of our controllers to protect sensitive data, while delivering the memory, performance and cost efficiency required for future-proof electronic health cards. The SLE 78 features Integrity Guard, for instance, a self-checking dual CPU which not only stores, but also internally processes sensitive data in encrypted form.
Designed specifically to ease security implementations and certification processes, Integrity Guard combined with our SOLID FLASH™ memory radically reduces cost of ownership by accelerating time to market.
For ease of deployment, we also deliver fully integrated software solutions on native or on Java platforms.
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Infineon is the recipient of “IT Security Made in Germany” seal