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

Actions and relative importance at the technical, legal and cultural levels  FIDIS
ROLE OF GOVERNMENT, MERCHANTS AND USERS TO FOSTER INTEROPERABILITY
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Role of government, merchants and users to foster interoperability

Robben highlighted the importance of integrating the ehealth plans with the global egovernment objectives. Creating public awareness is one of the main roles of governments. He underlined the problems of leaving the development to the private sector and said that the system is in the public interest and should not be driven for profit maximization.  

 

Neke defines the role of the governments as moderators in the process of developing interoperable systems. For Müller governments should stop the proprietary developments of health insurance, associations, and industries and create and enforce standards. She also says that it is the role of the users to be aware of how they may prevent too much personal data being given to governments and insurances.

 

Mr. Otter recommends awareness and education programs on how to use the eCard especially for fringe groups. Overall it is important to build confidence in the system. Specifically in regards to the eCard, one of the most powerful stakeholders was the Austrian Medical Association. Without their support any development of a new system would be useless. They feared that the eCard would give the Social Security Offices access to the doctors’ surgeries. The project management should be separated from any political position as politicians tend to interfere with the working progress. The IKT-Board has experts from all significant stakeholders; it is politically independent but at the same time enjoys the political and financial commitment of the government.

 

 

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