Monday, November 24, 2008

Healthcare I.T. News EU - Atos Origin picked to implement German electronic health card

Healthcare I.T. News EU - Atos Origin picked to implement German electronic health card: " Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, has signed a five-year contract with leading German health Insurance Company, Gmünder ErsatzKasse (GEK), to implement and operate the issuing and management of the new German electronic health card (eHC).

In 2009, GEK plans to issue 30,000 cards per day to provide its 1.7 million members in Germany with the new card. One of the German public authorities' most important IT projects, the eHealth card is an important step in the modernisation of European health systems. It is designed to guarantee the simple and secure exchange of data between insured parties, doctors, pharmacists and health insurance companies.

The introduction of the new electronic health card helps to connect together people, pharmacists, doctors, hospitals as well as the private and statutory health insurance companies, and aims at simplifying and accelerating exchanges, thereby doing away with any paperwork."

SmartCards are all set to change the way medical paperwork is processed !

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