USIS Inc. and Schlumberger Smart Cards and Systems, the French smart card manufacturer, said they will jointly market a smart card-based health information system in the United States.
USIS, based in Austin, Tex., generates, analyzes, and distributes health information to individual employees, corporate management, insurance companies, schools, and government agencies.
The first jointly marketed system, USIS Corporate, is designed to provide employees with health profiles of themselves. Raw data, obtained from one-on-one employee interviews, will be evaluated, and recommendations on improving health will be computer-generated.
It was created as a tool for employers to allocate, manage, and protect human resources, while empowering individuals to make better choices affecting their health.
With a smart card, individual USIS Corporate subscribers gain access to their health profiles through the USIS personal health information management system.
USIS Corporate is being introduced into the U.S. market after 12 years of product development in Europe.