healthcare

Security of the Telematic Infrastructure (TI) for all citizens

The eGK as secure identity in the Telematic Infrastructure (TI)

With the introduction of the electronic health card (eGK), all those insured with statutory health insurance will receive a digital identity, which is extremly secure. This electronic access key enables the holder to be a part of the telematics infrastructure and thus to access an extended range of applications and services.

 

With the new virtual eGK (TI Pass by achelos), mobile end-user devices are also raised to this level and functions as are a secure access token in the overall system at the same time.

DIGITALISED HEALTHCARE – SECURELY NETWORKED

Within the telematics infrastructure (TI), all the chosen components, use cases and interfaces must function and communicate securely and reliably. All providers of networked services and products in the healthcare sector must therefore first demonstrate their interoperability and correct function in a laboratory setting.

INTEROPERABILITY ASSURED

achelos performs manufacturer-independent testing of all components and interfaces of the telematics infrastructure (TI). Based on the test center Qumate by achelos, we have isolated the TI and simulated it for your applications. Thus, you have your own TI at your disposal. Come in and get your "TI to go" – for full interoperability.

 
Qumate by achelos – your individual test center

Manufacturers and operators who use networked products and services in the TI environment will find in Qumate by achelos a set of test suites and simulations with the possibility to adapt them to their individual test project. This creates independence, saves time and money because the products are available for immediately use and are ‘’gematik’’ compliant.

 



Consulting – Developing – Testing
from applications and components in the Telematic Infrastructure environment up to the health app

The achelos expert team is always with you

The experts at achelos have worked on the German electronic health card, since its beginning up to the present day. Our specialist knowledge can be found in many areas, whether it's the preparation of feasibility studies, support with Common Criteria certification, the development of powerful and automated test suites or innovative product ideas such as the TI Pass by achelos health app - we were and are always there! Particularly in the area of testing, our customers entrust us with quality assurance for the development of their products, components and applications.

Consulting
Developing
Testing

We listen and transform your requirements into a product idea and solution. In doing so, we check and evaluate the feasibility for you, so that your business case becomes a success.

Skilled experts with international experience

achelos has in-depth knowledge of security, smart card and PKI technology and has mastered the entire value chain to provide holistic support for projects. As a manufacturer-independent software development company, we respond to the individual needs of our customers.

 

We transform your creative ideas into products and applications. Software development is our core competence, we can take on complete projects or work on specific parts of projects.

Partner for software development projects of any size

achelos is happy to provide you with flexible and professional support for development, quality assurance, test management, requirements analysis, common criteria certification or system architecture. We take the international security standards into consideration and guarantee high quality.

We offer the perfect test suite or simulation for every test project.

Development of test suites or simulations

Jointly with our customers, we determine the test procedure and depth of testing in advance. Depending on the customer's requirements, test suites can be developed individually and extended with additional simulations. In this process we take into account the current status of the specifications, concepts and releases from gematik.

 

 

Meet your TI "live" at achelos

The test suites and simulations of Qumate by achelos are suitable for all manufacturers and operators in the TI environment. You can specifically select individual components and use them for your testing needs. You can exclusively test special configurations or manipulations of components within the TI - without transferring the tests and findings to other users or making them available to competitors. You will find the right test tool for every test project and can reliably investigate the effect of TI on the inventory system. In this way, functional suitability is tested and documented.

Broad use of your test center

Manufacturer of TI components

Introduce new functions and specialised services.

Medical devices manufacturers

are required to integrate their systems into the TI with compatible interfaces.

Provider and operator of medical platforms

are obliged to connect patients safely to the TI.

Advantages of Qumate by achelos

Complete TI!

The whole TI as an isolated laboratory instance.

High efficiency!

Time and cost savings through automated test procedures.

Reproduction permitted!

Test cases can be duplicated indefinitely.

Free configuration!

No dependencies between instances.

With real components!

Modular test system, can be combined with real components (e.g. sample cards, card terminals etc.).

Scalable!

Partial aspects can be divided among different teams.

Products and solutions

TI Pass by achelos

– for secure management of patient data on smartphone

Patient data secure in the smartphone

With TI Pass by achelos, the expert team continues its series of innovations in the digital health environment and has developed a solution for using the digital health record. The smartphone is integrated as a secure device in the context of the electronic patient record (ePA) and is utilised for secure registration using the contactless electronic health card (NFC-eGK).

Advantages of TI Pass by achelos:

  • Secure management of patient data on the smartphone
  • Accesses existing infrastructures in the healthcare industry
  • Uses the Secure Element for the secure use of identities

Read more abot TI Pass by achelos here

Qumate by achelos

In our test laboratory "TI to go" we implement highly automated test solutions. In doing so, we take into account industry standards that test and evaluate both security and functional properties of the test object, e.g. in test suites for:

  • the eHealth connector
  • card terminals
  • mobile card terminals
  • the testing of card operating systems (eHealth-COS)
  • primary systems
  • security protocols of ISO/OSI layer 3 and 4: TLS (Client and Server, IKE/IPsec)
  • specialist services and components within the framework of the electronic patient file (ePA)

Jointly with our customers, we determine the test procedure and depth of testing in advance. Depending on the customer's requirements, test suites can be customised and extended with additional simulations. In doing so, we take into account the current status of gematik's specifications, concepts and releases.

Read more about Qumate by achelos here!

Focus on the essential

Many functions are needed to map a business process. achelos offers numerous tools that deliver better results in development and quality assurance than real components.

Only the simulation of individual specialist services and components within the telematics infrastructure enables us to carry out targeted manipulations on the test object. Here achelos offers significant value addition through comprehensive tests that assess, evaluate and record both "good cases" and manipulative interventions on the test object.

This paves the way for product approval and saves your resources.

Here is an overview of our range of simulations:

  • eHealth terminal simulation
  • COS simulation software
  • TI Concentrator Simulation
  • TI Intermediary (incl. UFS/VSDD/CCS)
  • PKI Components
  • Tools for the creation of correct/erroneous certificates (CVC, x509, ECC, RSA)
  • Tools for monitoring TLS connections
  • Directory Service (VZD)
  • Logging/operating data collection service
  • Central Key Generation Service (SGD)
  • Secure communication for medical professionals

Virtual Card Kit

Simulate the second generation of the electronic health card with the Virtual Card Kit

The Virtual Card Kit can be used as a stand-alone smart card simulation or in combination with test suites from Qumate by achelos. The product is a powerful solution for high quality assurance. The Virtual Card Kit provides object systems for the simulation of all card types for the German healthcare market (e.g. eGK, HBA, SMC-B, SMC-K, SMC-KT) with RSA and ECC cryptography.

Read more about Virtual Card Kit from achelos here!

 

 

 

Services

Common Criteria: our knowledge for your business

Our expert knowledge is based on detailed understanding of all components and interfaces used in the telematics infrastructure (TI). In addition, we provide customers with comprehensive support throughout the entire approval process: from the application, through development and production, all the way up to the security-relevant test.

In addition to comprehensive common-criteria services, we offer comprehensive consulting for every project phase. Simply get in touch, we will be happy to discuss this with you.

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Projects

Software development

Take advantage of our experienced development department to get your products and solutions to market faster – for the development of:

  • Software and products
  • Security modules for smart card applications
  • Firmware for smart card interfaces (eHealth card terminals etc.)
  • Components for Public Key Infrastructures
  • Cryptographic functions

The achelos team is comprised of recognized experts in security technology who have implemented projects worldwide. The development is based on the "Security by Design" principle and takes security into account from the very outset.

We would love to be your professional partner for secure networking with the telematics infrastructure in the field of healthcare.

Christof Basener

Director eHealth Solutions

Email:

Phone:
+49 5251 14212-311

Tanja Schumacher

Sales Manager

Email:

Phone:
+49 5251 14212-363