ActivIdentity and InterComponentWare smart citizen health card technology recognised as best electronic health card system

Paris 13 November 2006ActivIdentity Corporation, a global expert in digital identity assurance, and InterComponentWare AG (ICW), an international e-health specialist, have received the Sesames "Best Healthcare Application" award for their smart citizen health card solution ICW CAMSPlus. ActivIdentity accepted the award on behalf of both companies at the 2006 Cartes exhibition at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

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ICW CAMSPlus, which was developed on the basis of the ActivIdentity Card Management System, is an internationally-applicable solution that supports the delivery of smart cards with specific health care applications to citizens. The solution meets the specifications set out by Gematik, the governing body for the introduction of the German national electronic health card and, among other functions, will use a smart card to provide German citizens with a fast and secure e-prescription service, allowing authenticated card holders to store and then reproduce their digitally-signed doctor's prescription as necessary.

"We're delighted to accept this award based on our work on the German electronic health card opportunity. We are committed to working with government organisations all over the world to ensure their identity solutions adhere to local standards and enable citizens to quickly and securely access eGovernment services", ActivIdentity EMEA General Manager and SVP of Sales, Marc Hudavert, stated.

The ICW CAMSPlus solution brings together market-leading technologies, including the ActivIdentity card and credential management systems, certificate authorities and the ICW know-how, in integrating e-health business logic.

With over 18.000 visitors attending the exhibition, Cartes 2006 is the key trade show for smart cards and identification. The Sesames Awards are presented annually by a panel of judges made up of international experts in smart card technologies, including journalists, industry professionals and manufacturing experts. The competition is open to Cartes and IT security trade show exhibitors, as well as those involved in the industry internationally.

ActivIdentity - formerly ActivCard - is the trusted provider of digital identity assurance solutions for the enterprise, government, health care, and financial services markets worldwide. The company provides the only fully-integrated platform for the secure issuance, management and use of single secure digital identities.

The ActivIdentity platform allows users to access information, communicate and conduct electronic transactions anywhere, anytime, regardless of differing security requirements and authentication challenges. Solutions include secure remote access, single sign-on, large scale enterprise access card systems, and multi-channel identification and verification.

More than 15 million users and 4000 customers worldwide rely on solutions from ActivIdentity. Headquartered in Fremont, California, the company has development centres in the United States, Australia, France, and sales and service centres in more than ten countries.

InterComponentWare AG is an international e-health provider with office locations in Germany, the United States, Austria, and Bulgaria. ICW develops and markets IT components to connect the services of various health care providers, including the patient-focused LifeSensor, an innovative and technologically advanced personal health record. As part of the German government-consulting bIT4health consortium, ICW has provided important consulting services for the implementation of the electronic health card, and is also involved in the Austrian eCard project. ICW actively promotes standardization in health care IT by its participation in national and international initiatives for the installation of e-health frameworks.


Leslie Versweyveld

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