Worldline is collaborating with GIE SESAM Vitale on an innovation partnership to secure the digitalization of Carte Vitale on smartphones

Further safe and secure digitalisation in sight for 20 million of users

Bezons — 04 / 10 / 2021

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] has joined forces with GIE SESAM-Vitale, a major player in the digital transformation of the French healthcare sector, in an innovation partnership to secure the dematerialization of the Carte Vitale on smartphones. The new Carte Vitale app will offer all insured persons the possibility for online identification, as well as authentication solutions. This enables them to access both the same services as with the physical Carte Vitale, and new online functions.

La Défense, Paris, France

Securing the use of 20 million apCVs by 2025: a national security and innovation challenge

The smartphone transforms the relationship between citizens and digital services. Citizens expect to always have all possible services on their smartphone, and in mobile situations. Thanks to the "apCV" application installed on their mobile, every citizen will soon be able to use their phone as a simple connection in their healthcare pathway and, more generally, to access the rapidly expanding digital services. The operational flexibility offered by the mobile phone must obviously be accompanied by the means to reinforce the protection of the highly sensitive information it contains, as well as access to the services offered.


Worldline, a major player in the security of online payments and sensitive dematerialised operations on smartphones

It is in this context that Worldline naturally applied to help define the future security solution for the apCV based on its capabilities in terms of Mobile Security and Authentication Services.

The complete expertise of Worldline's strong mobile authentication solution, deployed for the past ten years by many banks in Europe for the strong customer authentication of online payments (in accordance with the PSD2, Payment Services Directive 2), secures the dematerialisation of cards or payment terminals (HCE and HPE payments). With the digitisation of critical services (payment, health, transport, etc.), all sectors need to strengthen security to counter fraud, as more than 40% of smartphones were targeted by cyber-attacks in 2020.

“Thanks to our extensive experience in the digitization of payments on smartphones, we can leverage this high security expertise for GIE SESAM-Vitale and propose to all sectors and all use cases, our highest level of security assets for mobile security and authentication services. That is why we are very proud to contribute to this project and help creating a smooth, streamlined experience for all insured persons.”

Claire Deprez - Pipon, Global Product Manager Authentication Services at Worldline

An innovation that can benefit everyone

The innovation partnership concerns the definition, development and deployment of a modern solution, securing the new Carte Vitale application and its associated exchanges, as well as for local use by health professionals, or remotely for access to state administrative services via a substantial digital identity. All the security features of the new mobile app must be on the same level of security as the physical card. The research and development phase started in mid-February and will run through the end of 2021. Afterwards, one of the partners will be selected to further develop and deploy the technology.


About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly-secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2020 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 4.8 billion euros.


About GIE SESAM-Vitale

GIE SESAM-Vitale, which currently employs around 200 people, is active in the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. A specialist in information systems for healthcare professionals, GIE SESAM-Vitale works closely with the French Ministry of Health, health insurance companies, supplementary health insurance providers and healthcare and medico-social professionals. It has designed and deployed the Vitale card; it has worked on the dematerialisation of healthcare forms, the deployment of online services such as the reimbursement history and the integration of pharmacies, doctors and laboratories into a single, secure system. GIE SESAM-Vitale is deploying essential online services such as the Shared Medical Record (DMP), the National Health Identifier (INS), the Vitale card app on smartphones and is working on referencing the future services of the Digital Health Space.



Hélène Carlander
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