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D4.2: Set of requirements for interoperability of Identity Management Systems

Definition and what is enabled  FIDIS
 Requirements for users, governments and merchants


Ideal scenario of full interoperability

Robben presents and proposes a conceptual framework for interoperability of IMS (See his response to Q.4 in the annexes). He highlights the need to establish common terminology and define a priori roles and responsibilities of the users in the system. Robben believes that electronic information exchanges should take place on the basis of a functional and technical interoperability framework that evolves continually but gradually in accordance with open market standards, independent of the methods of information exchange used.


Robben describes the current identification system using a PID (Patient Identifier) and the government restrictions on its use because it needs to be separated and not linked to other government databases. For Müller the ideal scenario system is where the users have a data device (e. g., Professional Card) which is used to check the role for access regarding data and grant or deny that access to various systems. She says we are still far from this scenario. For Otter, the data model for the eCard assures that people can not be tracked by looking for one unique identifier across all data bases.


Otter foresees a system which grants a correctly insured Austrian citizen medical treatment in all the 25 EU countries by simply using an eCard and the logistical/administrative back office system behind the cards ensuring correct payment exchanges. Otter says that by the end of 2006 in Austria any citizen will be able to authenticate himself with any partner chip card, such as a bank card at the hospital and doctor, with no further paper work needed.  




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