Gemalto, along with local partner Bestcomp, have been selected to provide a digital security solution for the national eHealthcare program in Azerbaijan. Bestcomp, a leading Azerbaijani IT company, will act as integrator for the project, while Gemalto will deliver 3 million Sealys microprocessor cards and eGovernment middleware. The pilot phase began in February 2008, and progressive rollout is taking place over the next two years.
This is the first large-scale eGovernment project in Azerbaijan led by the Health Ministry, which will provide social security benefits to all. For Azerbaijani citizens, the healthcare smart card substantially simplifies the submission of claims to the country’s social security services by digitizing forms. It also offers a high degree of identification and transaction security and speeds up reimbursements. The cards are considered as the basis for the wider implementation of social support throughout the country.