Virtual smartcards to help give NHS staff faster access to hospital systems
A virtual smartcard and a streamlined system for physical cards which gives faster access to hospital systems has been given the green-light by NHS Digital.
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NHS gets smart with contactless cards
NHS trusts will have access to contactless smartcards, so staff can log into clinical systems on tablet computers, from autumn this year.
Spine outage leaves users without access
A major outage on NHS Spine has caused problems across the NHS and affected users are unable to access any Spine services.
Smartcard sharing ‘should be offence’
The National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care has recommended that smartcard sharing should be banned and misuse made a disciplinary offence.
Germany suspends e-health card project
The roll-out of Germay’s national e-health smart card has been put on hold, with a review to be carried out of security and confidentiality.
European Health Insurance Card hits milestone
The European Commission has announced that over 180m European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) have been issued in the five years since the card replaced the paper E111 form. The EHIC is a free plastic card that ensures cardholders receive the same access to public sector health care – a doctor, a pharmacy, a hospital or […]
VeriFone targets German e-health programme
US firm VeriFone Holdings has announced it will target the growing demand in Germany for electronic health card systems. The company is a specialist supplier of payment and card systems, and has been operating in the US market since 1995. VeriFone currently offers a range of payment certified electronic card acceptance solutions in Germany, including […]
Panasonic launches new Mobile Clinical Assistant
Panasonic has launched the latest version of its Mobile Clinical Assistant, a rugged tablet-style wireless handheld computer specifically designed for use by clinicians.
Carestream gets KBV e-health card certification
Carestream Health has become one of the first healthcare IT companies to receive the KBV certificate, eGK-Release-0, as part of the initial rollout of the electronic health smartcard in Germany. The Federal National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians awarded the certificate for the Care Radiology Information System (RIS) software. The certification provides confirmation that […]
German health minister praises regional EPR project
The city of Bottrop, North Rhine Westphalia, has launched a private electronic patient record project that utilises the new German healthcare smartcard for patient identification. Knappschaft, one of the biggest health insurance companies in Germany, is co-ordinating the project which will run for three years with a budget of €5.6m. If successful, it will be […]