The changing role of health care IC card systems

Arwa Alkhateeb, Takashi Takahashi, Salah Mandil, Yasuyoshi Sekita

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


Health care researchers and professionals have had increasing interest in the development of Internet-based solutions in health care, casting doubt on the future of IC card systems. However, IC cards used in conjunction with Internet-based health information systems may be more viable than either system alone. We conducted a worldwide survey to explore the possibilities of such a combined system. Our analysis shows that there is considerable awareness of the concept of Internet-based health care services among the professionals of IC card projects. In addition, our results indicate that IC cards could play a major role in health care systems as authorization keys that permit access to health information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep


  • Access key
  • Health web
  • Healthcare information
  • IC card
  • Internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


Dive into the research topics of 'The changing role of health care IC card systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this