Is there a pilot program for smart health cards in the U.S.?

Smart cards are deployed throughout the United States both as pilot programs and in full deployments.  Smart cards have been deployed, for example, to securely authenticate employees within a medical center.  Employees use their smart card based ID badges for physical access and also to log into their computer.  Denver Health in Colorado is an example of a hospital using smart cards to authenticate employees.

In addition, there are a variety of deployments underway in the U.S. utilizing smart cards for patient IDs.