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Asia Takes Top Four Spots in IMS Research eGov/Healthcare Card ‘Opportunity Matrix’
Date: 06 October 2011
Asian countries take the top four spots in IMS Research’s just published electronic government and healthcare card “Opportunity Matrix”. The first non-Asian countries to feature were the USA and Germany in positions five and six.
IMS Research’s matrix provides a ranking for the opportunity offered for suppliers of electronic government and healthcare ID cards for the leading 15 countries. The scores are calculated using a formula that is based on the projected number of smart cards/credentials shipped into national ID, passports, driver’s licenses and healthcare cards in 2016. The formula also takes into account the level of risk of cancellation/delay associated with each project. The below table shows the result of the matrix.
Not surprisingly China tops the matrix by some way. This is driven not only by high scores for its massive citizen ID project, but also the opportunity it presents in terms of ePassports.
India is ranked number two, driven by above average score in all of the four application areas. Asian countries hold the top four spots with Japan and Indonesia in third and fourth.
The USA was the highest ranking non-Asian country at number five. It scored zero for eID, but scored well above average in terms of ePassports. Some localised deployments of eDriver’s licenses and eHealthcare cards also gave it an above average score for those applications too.
Germany was the highest ranking European country at number six. Its long running healthcare card program was partly responsible for this, but also its national eID card rollout and ePassport rollout too have contributed greatly to its score.
“Outside of this top 15 there are a number of large opportunities too.” stated Alex Green, Senior Research Director at IMS Research. “Turkey and Nigeria just failed to make the top 15, but perhaps if we were looking a little further out they may well have featured” continued Green.
IMS Research’s recently published report “Electronic Government and Healthcare ID Cards – World – 2011” examines more than 30 countries individually and includes forecasts for the installed base and shipments of credentials into each country by application to 2016.
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