e-health project leader Docapost BPO will equip caregivers with NFC-enabled smartphones to facilitate home care visits.
INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext: INSD.PA) announces today that the company has been selected by a French public authority consortium led by Docapost BPO, a digital transactions company owned by La Poste, France’s postal service, to provide NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and security expertise for an e-health project.
The e-health project, CoNFianCe, aims to improve the management of home care and services provided to the dependent living at home, in particular the elderly. There are 1.16 million dependent elderly in France, of which 61 per cent live at home. The number of dependent elderly living at home is expected to double by 2050, according to French government figures.
Caregivers around France will be equipped with smartphones developed with INSIDE Secure’s NFC technology. They will use these NFC-enabled smartphones to facilitate the real time management of home care assistance. This includes making very quick updates of administrative, financial and other management records related to each home visit, on-site at the time of the visit. The information will be digitally stored and transmitted to the central office. This saves time as well as reducing the risk of administrative errors. Those under home care will also be equipped with an NFC ID card.
“INSIDE Secure is pleased to have been selected by Docapost to provide security expertise and develop NFC applications that help those in need of home care assistance,” said Bertrand Moussel, Executive Vice President Strategic Business Development, Digital Security at INSIDE Secure.
“This e-health project reinforces INSIDE Secure’s leadership role in NFC, a cutting-edge technology showing great promise in a vast number of very important applications worldwide.”
The e-health project is a joint partnership between Docapost and social welfare association Abrapa, located in Bas-Rhin (north east France). It is financed by the French Ministry of Industry.
INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext Paris FR0010291245 – INSD.PA) is a leading designer, developer and supplier of semiconductors, embedded software and platforms for secure transactions and digital security. INSIDE mobile NFC, secure payment and digital security products provide security for a wide range of information processing, storage and transmission applications. The company’s customers are found in a wide range of markets including mobile payment, identification documents, access control, transit, electronic device manufacturing, pay television and mobile service operators. For more information, visit www.insidesecure.com.