LIVE FROM MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS: Orange and Morpho are to announce a mobile identity management system for the healthcare sector at congress.

The partners describe the system as a world first in this area which enables more flexible and secure access to patient data on any device.

A field trial is currently running at Clermont Ferrand University Hospital Center in France. It will also be demonstrated next week in Barcelona.

The system enables doctors to securely access patient files via a tablet or other mobile devices. In terms of set-up, the system uses SIM authentication to establish a link between the device’s SIM and the doctor’s unique ID number via Morpho’s identity management platform.

Once a SIM card is registered, an applet is loaded onto the mobile device or tablet containing the SIM. The doctor can then access patient files patient files through a secure website by entering his or her phone number. A pop-up message requests the doctor’s ID again, which completes the authentication process.

The system was jointly developed by Orange’s health services subsidiary Almerys and Morpho, which is part of the Safran group.