Updated 4 June 2017
In February 2008, the Slovenian Health Insurance Institute chose Gemalto and Cetis, the Slovenian leader in security document printing, to supply a comprehensive solution for its latest generation of health insurance cards. Cetis will provide card personalization and the PKI infrastructure.
Gemalto's Health Insurance cards will be the first of their kind in Europe to feature its Java-based MultiApp embedded software to further secure a fully on-line system with digital signatures for healthcare professionals.
Gemalto's Document Issuance solution is also perfectly adapted to the Slovenian project, and Gemalto will also be supplying middleware, software applications and applets. The Institute will act as system integrator and as operator of the national healthcare system will issue cards to citizens.
Key to the successful running of the operation is the fact that the new system will be fully backward-compatible with existing infrastructure.
Second generation of Health Insurance
The Slovenian Health Insurance Institute has several goals with this project:
• to develop and introduce a new version of the
Health Insurance Card to enable the use of digital certificates in
addition to current functionalities
• to develop and introduce a new health
professional card with digital certificates as a
fundamental security element of the system,
which will allow for electronic signing
• to develop and introduce the infrastructure
required for on-line access
• to develop and introduce the application
equipment for healthcare providers and
• to develop and prototype the introduction of
The key challenges of the renovation
include active participation of all actors, swift
execution of changes without disruption of
service and the introduction of acceptable,
manageable and up-to-date ICT solutions.