As a part of the infrastructure of the electronic health-card, the connector links the software systems of doctors’ offices, pharmacies and hospitals with the telematics-network. At the same time, it contacts the health-card and the healthcare professional-ID. A connector consists of a network-connector and a corresponding application-connector which sets up the connection to the software used.
Through a firewall, the secunet konnektor protects the application-connector from attacks from the local and the public network, and it allows secure transmission of the data. It is the first net-connector meeting all requirements set by gematik, the German organisation for telematics-applications of the electronic health-card, for primary systems in the local network. For this reason, gematik gave its approval for the online-use of the secunet konnektor in the official test-regions for the electronic health-card. During this application-scenario, the secunet konnektor successfully passed yet another practice-test of the online capacity of the eHealth-card.