Hypercom accelerates global initiative for high security e-Health systems

Bad Hersfeld 29 May 2009Hypercom Corporation's worldwide initiative for high security electronic health card systems is accelerating. The German health care organisation Gematik has notified the company that its medMobile terminal is now Basic Command Set (BCS) approved. medMobile is an ultra secure mobile device specifically designed to support the thousands of physicians who make house calls/visits throughout Germany and those who practise at hospitals, pharmacies and geriatric institutions, such as residential care homes. The medMobile is Hypercom's fourth health care device released in support of Germany's e-Health card programme.

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"Hypercom is the only transaction solutions provider with a complete and future proof family of high security data transaction products for Germany's doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and other health care service providers", stated Ulf Honick, Vice President, Healthcare, Hypercom Corporation. "Our global skill in health care data security and efficiency well positions us to expand our support for the migration to highly secure electronic health systems and programmes."

"Health care providers can purchase the e-Health BCS-approved medMobile and will, according to health care self administration announcements, be reimbursed for their investment in e-Health BCS terminals", stated Mr. Honick.

Germany's e-Health card programme is one of the largest e-Health IT projects worldwide with a planned deployment of more than 80 million electronic health insurance cards. In addition to Germany, Hypercom's solutions facilitate electronic health care in a number of other countries including Australia, France and the United States.

Hypercom's medMobile sets a new benchmark for mobile health care devices. The innovative terminal for physicians on the go features a high contrast graphical display, built-in PIN Pad, integrated Health Professional Card (HPC) and electronic health card (eGK or elektronische Gesundheitskarte) readers, long-life Li-ion rechargeable batteries and USB connectivity for fast downloads to physicians' computers. medMobile stores up to 200 medical records. The unit supports the current German health insurance card (KVK or Krankenversichertenkarte), the new chip-based electronic health care card and the HPC used by doctors, dentists and other health care service providers.

In addition to medMobile, Hypercom's secure medline product family for the German e-health card programme includes the medCompact countertop, the medHybrid for data authentication and payment and the medModular unattended unit.

Global payment technology expert Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products and services. The company's solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, health care, prepaid, unattended and many other markets.

Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.


Source: Hypercom

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