Four days before Mobile World Congress gets underway in Barcelona, we’re learning that Orange, through its healthcare services subsidiary Almerys, and Morpho have partnered for the benefit of expanding mHealth adoption and sophistication.
The pair has created the world’s first mobile identity management system for the healthcare sector, extending existing health card solutions.
A formal announcement and demonstration is expected at MWC next week, beginning February 25th.
“The solution represents a significant breakthrough for healthcare data mobility, enabling secure access to patient data anytime, anywhere and on any device,” a statement to the press on Thursday reads. “A successful field trial is underway at Clermont Ferrand University Hospital Center (CHU) in France.”
According to the details presented, here’s how the solution works:
This healthcare data mobility solution from Orange and Morpho enables doctors to securely access patient files via a tablet or mobile device. The easy-to-use system uses strong SIM authentication to establish a link between the device’s SIM card and the physician’s unique identification number via the identity management platform. Once the SIM card is registered, an applet is directly loaded onto the mobile device or tablet that contains the SIM card. The doctor can then access patient files via a secure Web site by entering his phone number. A pop-up message requesting the physician’s unique identification number then appears in order to complete the authentication process.
“We are convinced that the e-health sector is a very promising area, where our technology in mobile identity services will bring real value to all sensitive medical e-services,” says Maximilien Nguyen, Vice President Convergence & Solutions at Morpho. “Our joint solution with Orange will pave the way.”