SPAIN: Orange and mobile security specialist Morpho have announced that a large French hospital will trial their identity authentication solution.
Charlie Davies, healthcare life sciences analyst at Ovum commented: "Orange and mobile security specialist Morpho have announced that a large French hospital will trial their identity authentication solution. The trial demonstrates how telcos and partners are applying authentication tools and lessons learned from mobile banking to healthcare.
"The solution makes use of the mobile operator’s most valuable asset – the SIM card – and dual-factor authentication (doctors are required to enter their phone number and then an ID number to gain access to patient files).
"As the use of smartphones and tablets by healthcare professionals increases, we expect more solutions centered on mobile access to sensitive data to be launched, with telcos partnering with platform/application specialists.
"The fact that Orange is leading the integration is no surprise. It follows the now clearly defined roadmap of tier-1 telcos leveraging their market position to push their enterprise services business in their domestic markets. If only mass market adoption of this kind of service in healthcare had as smooth a development roadmap as mobile banking."