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Valimo Mobile ID enables mobile identity based secure login for national health service in Finland
|VANTAA, Finland - Thursday, September 26th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Valimo, the world leader in mobile identity authentication, has joined forces with leading Finnish telecommunications service provider Elisa to enable strong mobile login and end-user authentication for Taltioni, a nationwide health and well-being service. Taltioni is a Finnish health services cooperative promoting an open ecosystem for well-being services, and Elisa’s customer in the project. Elisa’s many years in the mobile service business combined with Valimo’s strong mobile ID expertise allows anytime anywhere access to the Taltioni eHealth offers.
With Mobile ID, users can securely log in to their eHealth account and authorize healthcare professionals to link medical applications with their personal information. Patients can store, collect, generate and share information received from healthcare professionals, and also the user-collected data. Taltioni stores the data in a protected database that can be accessible, anytime anywhere, with an added layer of protection thanks to Valimo’s mobile ID verification.
Taltioni promotes Mobile ID login via its service platform, providing the safest login and user authentication available. "Data security is essential to Taltioni: each citizen owns his or her information and decides who may access it,” said Taltioni CEO Tuomas Teuri. "eHealth is a global trend with people collecting more and more personal information through different sources and services. They can now control and share their medical history with their mobile – all in one place.”
"Mobile ID has had a good start with various service providers in Finland, including electronic government services,” added Perttu Hörkkö, Elisa’s business development manager. "Following this success, the Taltioni service now illustrates Elisa’s and Valimo’s expertise in delivering strong ID authentication using the mobile in the eHealth sector. It’s a significant opportunity for many more service providers to connect with it, and benefit from its embedded mobility and security.”
"The success of Finnish Mobile ID based eGovernment services has demonstrated to new service providers such as healthcare professionals that they can trust the ability of mobile to deliver private and convenient services. This is growing a large potential ecosystem of mobile services providers, powering the Finnish economy and further evidencing its leadership in the digital world. This is in turn driving nationwide mobile ID adoption by citizens,” added Yousaf Ghous, Managing Director of Valimo.
Valimo turns mobile phones into digital identification cards. The new breed of Mobile ID replaces the need for a multitude of passwords and tokens. With Valimo technology, mobile phone users can securely authenticate themselves and legally sign documents, just by using their mobile phone and a simple PIN code. Based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, Valimo Mobile ID works in every mobile phone with a SIM card inside.
Valimo's mobile signature solutions are global market leaders in terms of installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by mobile operators, banks, corporations, governments, public sector and other service providers. Founded in 2000, Valimo Wireless is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland. For further information, please visit www.valimo.com.
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