SCM Microsystems, a leading provider of solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange recently announced that it has received its first orders for 10,000 e-health terminals to support the relaunch of the electronic health card programme in Germany.
SCM has begun shipping both its e-health200 desktop and e-health 500 mobile health card terminals for the programme, which involves the deployment of more than 80 million electronic health insurance cards to German citizens.
The German e-health card programme began in 2009, and after being suspended in 2010, was relaunched in April 2011. To encourage participation in the programme, the German health insurance industry is subsidising the purchase and installation of e-health terminals for doctors and other healthcare professionals who order the devices between April 1 and September 30, 2011. SCM's e-health readers are certified by the German healthcare oversight organisation (gematik) and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as meeting the strict security and performance requirements of the e-health programme. "From the beginning, SCM has worked closely with the German security and healthcare industries to develop e-health terminals that address the needs of doctors, patients and all others affected by the rollout of the electronic health card in Germany," said Dr. Manfred Mueller, chief executive officer of SCM Microsystems. "Now that the e-health programme is finally underway, we are ready to deliver products with state-of-the-art, certified technology." For more information, please visit: www.scmmicro.com