German Healthcare Export Group e.V. (GHE e.V.)

Sagem Orga receives Common Criteria (CC) certification for MICARDO

PADERBORN. Sagem Orga is once more the first company to receive a vital certification for the new telematics infrastructure of the German electronic health card: The BSI, the German Office for Security in Information Technology, has now given the smart card expert official certification of the fact that Version 3 of its operating system MICARDO fulfills all security criteria.

The MICARDO operating system is a powerful platform and the basis for the development of the various versions of the health cards. It supports the new patient card (eGK) as well as the HBA and SMC cards for physicians and pharmacists.

Sagem Orga is now the only manufacturer certified for all cards needed for the telematics infrastructure in the healthcare sector and whose operating system platform has the Common Criteria security certificate.

"The certification of the MICARDO eHealth platform by the BSI underscores once more the leading role played by Sagem Orga in the security of the infrastructure for the German electronic health card," said Silvio Stockmann, Vice President and Head of the Business Unit Health, ID, and Payment at Sagem Orga. "We have now met a strategic goal that is very important for us, since technology leadership and the availability of smart card software in this field enables us to support customers ideally and with solid experience as they migrate to the new card generation. With leading edge eHealth cards, terminals and security modules in France and Germany, Sagem Orga is perfectly positioned for eHealth projects in the EU, especially in terms of interoperability and security."