“Atos Origin presents its solutions for the “electronic health card” at MEDICA 2005 in Düsseldorf”

Stuttgart, 16 November 2005

37th World Forum for Medicine from 16 to 19 November at the Trade Fair Centre and Congress Centre in Düsseldorf, Hall 16, Stand G58 / Live presentation of “electronic health card” solutions with showcase partners Gemplus and SUN Atos Origin, a leading international Information Technology services provider, will participate at MEDICA from 16 to 19 November in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Group will demonstrate its expertise in the health care sector, particularly in the area of the “electronic health card,” together with its showcase partners Gemplus and SUN Microsystems GmbH.

Considering the Health care industry legal changes in 2006, implying that all insured persons in Germany are to be provided with an “intelligent” health card and all physicians with health professional cards, the Atos Origin Group, together with its partners, has developed dedicated solutions for the electronic health card. At MEDICA, Atos Origin will present how the single components necessary for optimal functionality and implementation of the health card work together.

According to Frank Bagdahn, Sales Public Director for Atos Origin in Germany, “Considering the current requirements for standardisation set by gematik and the Federal Ministry of Health, the Atos Origin Group, on its own initiative and with the combined technological competence and innovative power of its partners Gemplus and Sun Microsystems GmbH, developed an all-round solution for issuing electronic health cards.”

Within the technology consortium, Gemplus, leading world-wide manufacturer of SmartCards, will present its card operation system for the electronic health card, an accompanying personalisation solution with interfaces to Atos Worldline's card management system and certification by Atos Origin.
During health card personalisation, data will be written on the SigG certified chip. The card will further be marked with visible features and a photo of the card's owner. High level of data security for the card data and their transfer to other media can be reached.

With Atos Worldline card management system, patient cards can be administered. Patient card certificates are created through the Atos Origin Trustcenter. Atos Origin network connector offers secure access to the health network, and together with the insured persons master data service, and enables central verification routines in the health network. Card management implementation was realised in SUN Solaris. Sun Microsystems GmbH developed the solution for the preparation of insured persons' data.

On Booth G58 / Hall 16, the Atos Origin Group and its partners will demonstrate the benefits of the electronic health card for the physician's job. Experts will also describe how the card is produced, what insured data is needed for personalisation and which certificates and authentication mechanisms will be used.
A live showcase will present how the health card will be used “on site”: reading a sample card in a corresponding card reader – establishing an internet connection using a network connector to verify the card at the Trustcenter – verifying the “validity” of the card – connection to the insured persons' master data service at the relevant insurers – card management using the card management system – data preparation (synchronisation and provisioning) with Sun Microsystems GmbH.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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Atos Origin (Germany)
Nicola Popoff
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Email: nicola.popoff@atosorigin.com