Gemalto is providing smart cards to Slovenia for the country’s electronic health project. This new health card is the first in Europe to feature a Java public key infrastructure that will secure the online health system via a digital signature for health professionals.
Cetis, a Slovenian secure document printer, will operate the personalization of the cards and the PKI infrastructure. ZZZS, the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia, is in charge of the National Health Insurance Card System, and will act as system integrator and will issue the cards to the citizens. Gemalto will provide its Coesys Issuance solution to Slovenia that consists of middleware, digital signature capabilities, software applications, applets and cards.
The latest generation of cards for Slovenia will enhance online services for health professionals by enabling them to go through their administrative tasks faster and exchange medical data and messages with hospitals and other health professionals in an easy and secure manner. The whole solution ensures backward compatibility with the existing infrastructure.
In 2000, Slovenia was among the very first countries, with France, to introduce smart card-based health cards. The country is now renewing and upgrading the 2 million e-health cards currently in circulation in the country.