Electronic Healthcare Solutions

​​​​​​​Last udapted 5 December 2017

Enhanced efficiency

Reliable, secure, efficient and connected healthcare IT systems are essential for reducing cost by cutting the heavy administration bills normally associated with public healthcare programs. 

They are also key to preventing fraud - one of the biggest problems in balancing social security budgets. Furthermore, the deployment of an eHealthcare IT system streamlines the prescription process, improves the quality of care given and simplifies electronic healthcare records management through a coordinated health service process.

To discover how to better slash fraud and error, read our March 2017 web dossier on smart card technology assessment for health care and study on countries with universal health care​.​​

An experienced player at your service

Gemalto is the trusted partner in several countries around the world and contributes to more efficient national healthcare systems for the benefit of patients, health insurances and health professionals.


Gemalto’s eHealthcare IT solutions mean better control and services. Providing the complete eHealthcare IT solution or part of it, Gemalto is the digital security expert for protecting personal health data while securely connecting all actors.

Gemalto offers a complete set of flexible, personalized solutions to meet all requirements and suit your needs:

  • Complete eHealthcare IT system
  • Personalized health insurance card
  • Health professional cards & tokens
  • Health readers
  • Authentication gateway
  • Card Management System
  • Trust center technology


With references in Algeria, Bulgaria​ (military),  Azerbaijan, Gabon, Germany, China, Finland, France, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Slovenia , Sweden and in Europe with the European Health card, Gemalto is a strong and reliable partner.

​Why use a smart card-based solution for your e-health system? 

​By identifying the holder and his/her affiliation to an organization, and by verifying his/her rights, a smart card acts as an essential component of the IT system for the creation and secure transmission of standardized medical expense claims. 

Dematerialization of the medical prescription from paper to electronic format helps organizations reduce costs and increase efficiency. 

Smart card solutions enable the pre-authorization of the health transaction by storing the validity of the patient’s rights. 

​Costs are divided by 6 to 7 when processes are dematerialized.​

A secure document

Unlike paper documents, which can easily be forged, smart cards are tamper-proof devices difficult to forge or unlawfully manipulate. They benefit from the inherent high levels of security already implemented in other sectors, such as: 

  • banking (EMV smart cards)
  • telecom (SIM cards)
  • government (national ID cards and military smart cards like the U.S. military cac card) 

For secure identification and authentication

An electronic cash functionality stored within the card secures the distribution of social funding to low income groups. The card body itself becomes a secure identification tool by adding the user’s picture and extra anti fraud features – all of which have been previously developed for banknote and national ID applications and can be easily re-used in eHealthcare systems. 

Smart cards can also include biometrics to offer strong biometric authentication making sure health services are being delivered to the right patient.

This robust technology can also strike at the heart of fraud mechanisms, often with minimal investment in infrastructures, and without major changes for patients and healthcare professionals. 

Privacy protection

​Finally, the smart card enables the ultimate privacy protection​ by filtering access to sensitive data – only authorized people can read it, such as the card holder and their doctor. 




Changing the record – for good

Electronic patient identification is helping hospitals reduce costs and improve care.

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