Safran Identity & Security has been selected by the GIE SESAM-Vitale to ensure the development, manufacture and personalization of the French health insurance cards, the “Vitale” cards.
“This new tender integrated for the first time the entire industrial scope, from the Java Card embedded software to the production of customized cards, leaving the bidders free to choose the components. This choice of global management of the value chain by the same actor enabled us to optimize the industrialization process and benefit from more competitive offers. Safran Identity & Security provided the best response to all our requirements and the design phase of the cards is already under way,” said Jacques de Varax, General Manager of GIE-SESAM Vitale
Through a six-year contract, the company will supply all the industrial services to ensure the delivery of the Vitale health e-cards which are necessary for the identification, the authentication and the signature of the insured persons in France for healthcare services.
“We are pleased to place our digital expertise at the service of the health sector, a strategic area of development for us. Becoming the exclusive supplier of the Vitale cards, which are at the heart of the digitalization of health care services in France, is a highly symbolic step,” commented Anne Bouverot, president of Safran Identity & Security.