|Health Insurance Card Project in EU|
In 2011, X INFOTECH took part in a successful project that was based on development and implementation of a new smart card application on the Health Insurance Card in a country of Europe.
The government decided to expand the Health Insurance Card`s features and supplement basic opportunities with the possibility for legal residents using the card to authenticate themselves in networks, digitally sign documents, and encrypt documents for safe transfer on all types of personal computers. To fulfil new governmental requirements for the Health Insurance Card, the development and implementation of a new smart card application was required.
The prime contractor in the Health Insurance Card`s additional application development and implementation attracted X INFOTECH to develop and implement operating system drivers for the most commonly used operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Development and implementation of dedicated OS drivers allows clients to use their cards not only in medical offices, but also from their own PCs at home or elsewhere.
New smart card drivers were implemented as a part of the OpenSC project, which has become a de-facto standard for smart-card based government projects in many countries.
In addition to OpenSC drivers, X INFOTECH developed and implemented a lightweight cross-platform application with graphic interfaces, which provides opportunities to change and unblock PIN’s, to generate certificate requests, upload new certificates to the card, and manage access permissions for Medical applications. With new OS drivers and additional smart card software, Health Insurance Cards can be used for the storing of digital certificates, authentication, encryption, and signing of electronic documents.
Soon, this Health Insurance Card will allow all legal residents of the country not only to benefit from emergency medical treatment and care in their country, but also use their Cards to authenticate themselves and sign of electronic documents even if they are temporarily abroad.