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STMicro develops processor for health data, payment card

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:iChip? LifeNexus? processor? health data? Personal Health Record?

STMicroelectronics has bared plans to develop the iChip microprocessor for the LifeNexus personal health card. According to the chipmaker, the LifeNexus card is the world's first multipurpose electronic health card to use the embedded iChip to safeguard and maintain an individual's Personal Health Record (PHR). It also comes with payment options.

The LifeNexus card was designed to safely keep a person's PHR on a card in their wallet. The patented iChip, which stands for "Individually Controlled Health Information Platform," uses "mobile server" technology embedded on a chip card, which is both encrypted and password-protected, providing a secure environment to store comprehensive health information of individuals and their family members.

Consumers ensure privacy between themselves and their healthcare provider through consumer-authorized access. The information stays in the card, not on a web-based server, thus eliminating consumer concerns about storing sensitive data on unrelated third-party web servers while supporting the adoption of electronic medical records by health care providers.

- Julien Happich
??EE Times

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