Gemalto selected to produce secure and innovative healthcare cards for Quebec.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 16, 2019-Gemalto selected to produce secure and innovative healthcare cards for Quebec
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Gemalto N.V (AMS:GTO), a provider of digital security, and the Societe de l'assurance automobile du Quebec (SAAQ) have been chosen to produce secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Regie de l'assurance maladie du Quebec (RAMQ).
Financial details of this selection were not available.
Reportedly, RAMQ delivers 2.3 million healthcare cards to citizens and the SAAQ provides 1.7 million driver's license and identity cards through production with Gemalto.
According to the company, by choosing the SAAQ and its existing contract with Gemalto, the Quebec healthcare authorities can avoid duplication and promote sharing of expertise between agencies. The province can also leverage the existing infrastructure and issue both healthcare cards and driver's licenses at the same time, maximising cost savings and ensuring quicker delivery to their citizens.
Gemalto's secure card will be the first of its kind to undergo embossing and laser engraving at the same time. Combined with a cutting edge card body with built-in security features, this process greatly improves the reliability of Quebec's healthcare card.
Also, Gemalto provides the full implementation and maintenance of SAAQ's personalisation infrastructure. This enables the SAAQ and RAMQ to offer Quebec citizens a seamless and speedy renewal service when obtaining their new driver's license and healthcare card.
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