What is a smart health card?

A smart health card uses technology that securely stores your personal health information.

A microprocessor chip is embedded into the card, making it a “smart” card. The security features inherent in smart card technology reduce or eliminate fraud, including medical identity theft. Some of the countries that are involved in initiatives utilizing smart health cards are Algeria, Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom .


More information on smart cards can be found on the Smart Card Alliance website. See, What is a smart card?