Smart cards

Healthcare smart cards enable reliable identification of healthcare operators and electronic signature of patient documents and prescriptions. Strong electronic identification of individuals is vital for the data security and privacy protection of national healthcare information system services.
Healthcare smart cards include ID cards for regulated healthcare professionals, non-regulated healthcare workers and non-clinical healthcare sector staff and replacement ID cards for healthcare sector staff. All healthcare smart cards incorporate radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

ID card for regulated healthcare professionals

The ID card for regulated healthcare professionals is used by healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses and qualified pharmacists. The card is personal.

ID card for non-regulated healthcare workers

The ID card for non-regulated healthcare workers is used by other personnel in the healthcare organisation, such as ward secretaries and IT staff. The card is organisation-specific.

ID card for non-clinical healthcare sector staff

The ID card for non-clinical healthcare sector staff is used by external stakeholders, such as IT system providers and consultants. The card is organisation-specific.