Hypercom Corporation has announced that its medCompact has become the first
healthcare terminal to pass e-Health BCS (Basic Command Set) functional
tests required by Gematik, the German healthcare organization.
MedCompact will be deployed in significant volume in the second half of
this year as part of the migration to the country’s new health card.
Germany’s e-Health card program is one of the largest IT projects
worldwide with a planned deployment of more than 80 million electronic
health insurance cards.
“The successful functional testing of medCompact marks a significant
milestone in the launch of our new medline portfolio,” explains Frank
BÃÂ¼ttner, Healthcare Director at Hypercom. “Crossing this important
hurdle moves us to the forefront of the new health card introduction.”
Hypercom’s medCompact is designed to process both the current German
health insurance card (KVKÃÂ¹) and the new electronic healthcare card
(eGK2 ). The terminal, which will be installed in doctor’s practices
and hospitals, was launched in test regions earlier this year and has
been well received by software integrators and medical practitioners alike.
Hypercom’s medCompact sets new standards for health card devices. With a
large, high contrast display and embossed keys, it provides an intuitive
and highly secure authentication system for all service providers in the
healthcare industry. In addition to accepting patient cards, it
accommodates up to eight different medical practitioner cards, making it
well suited to environments where several health care professionals
operate at the same time.
Global payment technology leader 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, healthcare, prepaid, unattended
and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more
than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. With
its acquisition of Thales e-Transactions earlier this year, Hypercom
became the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and
services in Western Europe, and solidified its position as the third
largest provider globally.