Gemalto to issue an additional 15 million eHealth cards in 2012 for AOK insurees

Gemalto will issue an additional 15 million second-generation eHealth cards ("eGK", elektronische Gesundheitskarte) to AOK in 2012. AOK ("Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse)", the Health Insurance Fund, looks after around 25 million people, approximately one third of the population in Germany. Last year alone Gemalto issued two and a half million health cards for the German National Health…

Infineon Supplies Security Microcontrollers for Germany’s Electronic Health Card

Infineon Technologies AG is set to supply more than 40 percent of the security microcontrollers for the 60 million electronic health cards which German statutory health insurance companies started issuing in October 2011. The microcontrollers used come from the SLE 78 family which ranks among Infineon’s high security products and deploys the company’s security technology…

Morpho is the first manufacturer to receive new official approval of the e-health card in Germany

Germany will finally begin the country-wide distribution of its new electronic health card this year and Morpho (Safran group) is the first manufacturer to have received official approval for production of the card. This was confirmed by gematik (Gesellschaft für Telematikanwendungen der Gesundheitskarte) – the German association for telematics applications for the e-health card. This…