Providing patients secure portable medical data in their wallet, paperless registration and vital medical data accessible by first responders in emergencies
LifeMed ID, a "Health Security Smart Card" software company providing patient identity management solutions and medical record connectivity across entire provider systems and disparate groups, has deployed its SecureReg software at Resolute Health in New Braunfels, Texas. The Resolute Health BeneFIT card will be issued at the Resolute Health Center for Wellbeing and the Resolute Health Family Urgent Care Center.
Gemalto announced the launch of Protiva MedSecure, a new solution package that addresses one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare providers today: a secure digital identity. Gemalto's Protiva MedSecure provides a comprehensive portfolio of authentication software, digital credentials, secure devices, servers and associated services. The new Gemalto solution provides a single credential for secure visual identity, as well as physical and logical access to medical facilities and electronic medical records. In that way, Protiva MedSecure streamlines identity verification for first responders and medical staff.
Danone connects with consumers through NFC - Over 20000 hits so far
For a 4 month period, with over 400 Tags at supermarkets, in clinics, and at home, Danone's Baby Nutrition division in Asia leveraged the ease-of-use of NFC to help a hundred Moms explore various services around education on motherhood and parenting topics. Danone's Baby Nutrition business in Singapore announced the first results of their NFC pilot in Singapore. Danone's Information Services partnered with the Singapore sales unit in this innovation initiative and believes that NFC will change the way people interact with information in their day-to-day life, from home to points of interest, in an opt-in way. Danone equipped a hundred Moms with NFC phones and chose to bring easy access educational services to the moms' mobile phones at various locations where there would be a specific need or interest for information.
Digital radiography cameras are rapidly replacing traditional x-ray systems in medical offices of all sizes, because they expose patients to less radiation, provide higher quality images and greatly simplify record keeping.
Germany's largest health insurance fund to receive new batch of second-generation microprocessor cards
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 Insurance Scheme. In the joint, large-scale project, Gemalto is responsible for the entire card production process for Germany's largest health insurance company. From production and personalization through to fulfillment services, Gemalto is demonstrating its excellence in operation.
Winning teams will each receive expert advice and funding to bring their winning apps to market
Two teams of budding developers were awarded kick-starter funds after being named winners at Isobar and O2's 'Isobar Create London', a 34-hour challenge which brought together the UK's best developers and designers at the Shoreditch Studios in London. More than 65 people from 5 countries attended the event and made up the 20 teams that went head to head at the UK's first Near Field Communication (NFC) developer event. Team Rollercoaster, a team that included students from the London School of Communication Arts, won funding from BlueVia for its app that revolutionizes queuing at theme parks and other attractions. The app uses NFC to help theme park visitors pay for and secure their place in a queue for a ride, as well as offering other features to enjoy while they move along the queue. Team Blue Butterfly, meanwhile, won the £10k fund from Proxama for 'Tap-to-WiFi', an intuitive app that uses NFC to allow people to simply tap to connect directly to WiFi in bars, cafes, hotels, airports etc. Separately, London BBDG developed a supermarket-shopping app that uses NFC to help people tailor their shopping experience to their diet, scan products from the shelf for easy check-out and more. The team won an all-expenses-paid trip to BlackBerry Jam 10 conference in Orlando.
New reader for iPhone and iPad offers unparalleled mobility and ease of use
Mygrant Glass to roll out IDBLUE.UHF across US to save time and money
IDBLUE unveiled the world's first mobile, Bluetooth® UHF RFID (radio frequency identification) reader for smart phones and tablets. IDBLUE.UHF is a handheld, pen-shaped RFID reader that is ideal for use with smart phones and tablets, including iPhones and iPads. It is designed for precision asset identification and tracking applications in healthcare, retail, utilities, aerospace, oil and gas, and other industries. The readers are intended to meet the fast-growing demand for mobility along with global adoption of the Electronic Product Code Gen 2 standard for UHF devices.
'Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID' combines the Group's activities in France and Germany
Ingenico announces the launch of Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID, its activity dedicated to security layer solutions for e-Health and electronic identity (e-ID) systems, based on its Ingenico Healthcare subsidiary in Germany and the recently acquired XIRING company in France.
Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID combines the Group's activities dedicated to e-Health and e-ID from XIRING in France and Ingenico Healthcare in Germany, i.e. approximately one hundred people throughout Europe, representing a renowned expertise and an installed base of approximately 800,000 terminals. This also constitutes a line of products and solutions at the very forefront of innovation, addressing the needs of governments and administrations looking to dematerialise their Healthcare or Electronic Identity system.