Cooperation delivers more than 500 electronic health insurancecard readers in North Rhine pilot
FRANKFURT, April 19, 2010 – TeleCash GmbH & Co. KG, a First Data company, and one of the leading network service providers (NSP) for the processing of card payments in Germany, and Großbecker & Nordt Bürotechnik Handels GmbH, an IT services provider to surgeries and dental practices, have announced the successful delivery and installation of more than 500 electronic health insurance card (eGK) readers at dental practices in the North Rhine region during the last quarter of 2009.
TeleCash chose Hypercom terminals to equip the practices. Großbecker & Nordt, which supports around 1,000 dental surgeons running CompuDent surgery software in Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf, installed the readers and integrated them into practices’ legacy administration systems.
“In Großbecker & Nordt we found a great collaborator with excellent customer networks in the dental sector,” said Klaus Schoepflin, managing director of TeleCash. “We will continue to work together to make the switchover to electronic health insurance cards as simple and convenient as possible for dentists.”
“TeleCash’s thorough understanding of customer needs and their competence as a provider played a key role in this successful implementation,” said Marcus Großbecker, chief executive of the Cologne-based Großbecker & Nordt. “We have built an excellent relationship with TeleCash and look forward to working together on other projects in the future.”
The rollout of the Electronic Health Card (eGK) in Germany is one of the biggest technology projects ever undertaken in the German healthcare sector and will affect thousands of doctors, dentists, pharmacists and healthcare clinics, which will have to invest in new card acceptance devices. TeleCash has equipped doctors, pharmacists and hospitals with card payment terminals since 1990 and, supported by a nationwide infrastructure, offers a range of solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of customers impacted by the launch of the eGK.
TeleCash can assist with the installation of equipment onsite and help to ensure a reliable and smooth running service for surgeries and clinics through its comprehensive replacement warranties. This consultative and service driven approach is particularly important for customers new to the healthcare system.
Parent company First Data is a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing and works with financial institutions and government sector organisations to deliver card programmes and payments processing services for health and human services. Leveraging more than 30 years of experience, First Data helps customers deliver more value to the people they serve through innovative automation technologies and programme support.
For further information about the eGK project phases, please visit: http://www.telecash.de/ehealth-services/egk/projektphasen .
About Großbecker & Nordt
Since 1987, Großbecker & Nordt has supported tax consultants and attorneys, main and sub-construction trade companies and dental surgeries in the Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Leverkusen, Coblence and Aachen metropolitan areas. With around 35 staff, Großbecker & Nordt is also a reliable partner to social facilities and associations, wholesalers and retailers, for hardware and software support issues, and a range of services beyond.
About TeleCash and First Data
TeleCash is a part of First Data Corporation and one of the leading network service providers in Germany. With more than 222,000 installed terminals, TeleCash manages all kinds of payment processes and offers industry-specific solutions as well as standard applications. For more information, visit www.telecash.de .
First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses to buy goods and services using virtually any form of electronic payment. Whether the choice of payment is a gift card, a credit or debit card or a check, First Data securely processes the transaction and harnesses the power of the data to deliver intelligence and insight for millions of merchant locations and thousands of card issuers in 36 countries. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com .