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Press Release

12. December 2017

VPN Access Service for Telematics Infrastructure: ZIS GmbH Commissions Arvato Systems

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  • Arvato Systems will secure the connection to the telematics infrastructure for the clients of ZIS GmbH
  • Arvato Systems and its partner companies will act as one of the first service providers as part of the TI roll-out, providing all services

(Arvato Systems) Gütersloh, Germany – Arvato Systems will supply VPN access service and the connectors required for connecting to the telematics infrastructure for ZIS GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists of Westphalia-Lippe (KZVWL).

The Bertelsmann Group IT specialist that services the healthcare industry was commissioned in 2013 with setting up and operating the central telematics infrastructure (TI) for the trial run of the eHealth card. Now, in cooperation with the two partner companies secunet and eHealth Experts GmbH, the moment has come for the next step in digitalization: the physical connection of all dental offices and clinics to the telematics infrastructure by means of special VPN (virtual private network) access and a connector.
Arvato Systems and its partners will provide ZIS GmbH with all services and components for VPN access. This also includes implementation of the software, provision of the connectors, support for ZIS GmbH (via a service center), and the corresponding logistics services. Arvato Systems operates all of the necessary components and products in its own data centers in Germany.
For the project partners, an important part of the implementation is user training, for which they will provide an e-learning concept specially developed by the Bertelsmann subsidiary Relias. For a period of at least 12 months, participants can use and further develop their own virtual classroom for interactive training on the subject of telematics.
“It was especially important to us to support users and service providers in the practices as part of this project. The e-learning approach introduces new digital possibilities and is a key component of our service package,” says Jan Wemmel, Head of eHealth at Arvato Systems.
Telematics (a combination of telecommunications and computer science) and the IT infrastructure used to this end represent key components of digitalizing the healthcare industry. Connecting to the telematics infrastructure will be obligatory for all service providers that provide care for legally insured persons by the end of 2018. The VPN access service enables access to this infrastructure. Secure connections are set up from the connectors of the service providers to a number of central VPN concentrators by means of this infrastructure. The access is secured by certificate-based authentication on both sides.

About ZIS GmbH

ZIS GmbH is a service company and a wholly owned subsidiary of KZVWL. KZVWL is a statutory corporation and represents around 5,700 panel dentists in the German region of Westphalia-Lippe vis-à-vis statutory health insurers. KZWL employs around 150 people at its Münster site.

About secunet AG

secunet is one of the leading German providers of sophisticated IT security. Working closely together with its clients, which include companies, authorities, and international organizations, secunet develops high-performance products and advanced IT security solutions. In addition to securing IT infrastructures for its clients, secunet also achieves intelligent process optimizations and creates sustainable added value.

More than 400 experts at secunet focus on subjects such as cryptography (SINA), e-government, business security, and automotive security, with the aim of always staying one step ahead of the competition in terms of quality and technology. secunet seeks to develop long-term partnerships with its clients. The security partnership it has maintained with the Federal Republic of Germany since 2004 is a powerful example of this.

About eHealth Experts GmbH
We are an agile company active in the fields of healthcare and information technology. Thanks to our in-depth professional and sector-specific expertise in German healthcare, we can provide an extensive range of services and solutions to ensure the success of your project. Our team includes highly qualified experts with many years of experience in various areas within our diverse fields of activity.

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 3,000 staff in over 25 locations epitomize in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success.

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