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Health Cards called "Smart Cards"

Recently received a mail from one of my Friends Senthil asking more about smart cards and their implementation in Indian Health care Scenario. Here I am describing the use of smart cards with the technology that is usually deployed for the same.
Components of Smart card SystemSMART CARDS CARD READERS CLIENT SOFTWARE SERVERS WITH HARDWARE SECURITYADMINISTRATOR PORTAL WEBSITE PATIENT PORTAL WEBSITE CAREGIVER PORTAL WEBSITE PDA & LAPTOP SOFTWARE .VISUAL BASIC & .NET TOOLS HL7 MESSAGING SERVER

What all these components do?

SMART CARDS - Securely hold patient information.

CARD READERS- Work with any PC and are branded with your logo.

CLIENT SOFTWARE -Upgrades the web browser on the PC so it works with smart cards and card readers

SERVERS WITH HARDWARE SECURITY- Host and protect private information.

ADMINISTRATOR PORTAL WEBSITE- A web application that lets administrators issue and manage cards.
PATIENT PORTAL WEBSITE- A web application where patients view and update their information.

CAREGI…