In February 2010, Bulgaria began deploying a national electronic health record program to optimize, simplify and secure health treatment, information and procedures for the country’s military personnel and their families. Working in partnership with local eHealth project specialists KIM-2000, Gemalto has supplied readers, cards and middleware to the Bulgarian Military Medical Academy, the commissioning organization in charge of medical care for the Bulgarian Armed Forces.
Security and Privacy
In Bulgaria, Gemalto delivered double-slot readers, smart cards and related middleware to
KIM-2000, a local company specialized in eHealth projects.
KIM-2000 acts as prime
contractor for the electronic health record system commissioned by the Military Medical
Under the authority of the Ministry of Defense, the Military Medical Academy is the
organization in charge of medical care for the Bulgarian Armed Forces.
This innovative system optimizes medical treatments, simplifies and modernizes procedures
and increases security for accessing health information.
The Gemalto card is compliant with the Identification Authentication Signature (IAS)
European standard to ensure the highest level of security for accessing personal electronic
Gemalto’s European-compliant IAS cards are supplied to both patients and healthcare professionals.
The patient and the healthcare practitioner simultaneously insert their cards
into the double-entry Gemalto reader and type in their PIN code to enable viewing or
modifying of the medical file, which is stored on a highly secure IT infrastructure.
can also view his personal data online, using the Gemalto reader and card to authenticate.
The personal electronic health record is a complete electronic archive of the patient’s
- It stores all existing medical documentation, including laboratory tests and
results, X-ray pictures, all visual tests, electronic prescriptions, etc.
- It also contains the
patient’s blood group, allergies and genetic predisposition to diseases, physicals, surgery
and all useful medical information.
24/7 availability for EHR
functionality provided and is provider with redundant servers.
Emergency and Privacy
The personal electronic health record enables healthcare practitioners to immediately access
a patient’s medical data and therefore, make more accurate decisions, especially in
emergency situations. A special emergency section in the electronic health record contains
the most vital information for these situations.
Robust technologies at work
The actual implementation of eHealthcare as well as eServices in Bulgaria—including
eIdentification and eAuthentication —
demonstrates that the key components (smart cards, PKI infrastructure, authentication,
etc.) of the EHR solution involve technologies that are mature, robust and unquestionably
capable of delivering the results required.
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