Telia to deliver 50,000 electronic ID cards to Stockholm County Council

Over an 18-month period, Telia will deliver 50,000 electronic ID cards to Stockholm County Council, which will become the first county council in Sweden to provide all of its employees with electronic IDs. The card is an important part of an overall security solution for Stockholm County Council.

The electronic IDs will be used primarily to ensure that only authorised users gain access to patient information and records. The IDs can also be used as an identification and authentication instrument for signing electronic documents and for accessing entrance control systems.

”The agreement represents a breakthrough for the use of electronic ID cards and is further proof that we can satisfy highly stringent demands for security in modern communication services,” says Anders Tillander, head of Public and Key at TeliaSonera Sweden.

”With electronic identification we will enhance the security of our IT systems and increase the efficiency of several administrative procedures within our healthcare services and in the county council in general,” says Ulf Hertin, head of the IT unit for the administration of the Stockholm County Administrative Board. “We will also reduce our administrative costs for handling user IDs and passwords for different systems and save valuable time. Telia’s solution meets our stringent requirements for security and stability of functions.”

The agreement with Stockholm County Council is a suborder linked to an agreement that Carelink has signed on behalf of county councils and municipalities in Sweden. Carelink is a co-ordinating partner in national projects and networks covering most of the perspectives that concern the development of cost-effective IT systems for health care services.

For further information journalists can contact:
TeliaSonera Sweden’s Press Office, +46 (0)8 713 58 30