SCM Microsystems has received certification for its eHealth100 health card terminal to be used as an MKT+ terminal (multi-functional terminal) from Gematik, the organisation overseeing the implementation of the electronic health card program in Germany.
It follows its approval to participate in phase one of the field tests for the electronic health card programme in Germany last July.
As MKT+ certified devices, SCM’s eHealth100 health card terminals can be used by healthcare providers in Germany to read both currently existing health insurance cards and soon to be deployed health care cards of patients.
With the certificate, the eHealth100 addresses the card reader requirements of the German electronic health card program at every stage of its development.
Unlike the majority of card readers currently in use within Germany’s healthcare system, MKT+ certified terminals ensure that doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals will be able to accept and read information from both old memory cards and new processor-based cards during the country’s transition to a new e-health card system.
Reading patient cards in both the old and new formats, SCM’s eHealth100 terminal also can be used to read the health professional cards of doctors, pharmacists, therapists and other healthcare providers, as well as secure module cards in ID-000 format for secure data communication.
Additionally, the terminal can be used as a SICCT (Secure Interoperable Chip Card Terminal) which can be integrated into the local network of healthcare providers to ensure secure data communication within the German e-health program’s planned secure network, or ‘telematics’ infrastructure.
Dietmar Wendling, vice president of marketing at SCM Microsystems: “The ability to support current and future technology in parallel is an important requirement to support the emerging electronic health card system in Germany.
“As a certified MKT+ device, the eHealth100 terminal provides a solid migration path for doctors and other providers who are looking to invest in one terminal that will address their interface needs both now and in the future. SCM Microsystems has once again demonstrated its leading role in the development of innovative smart card readers and terminals.”