An easier everyday life with the Danish Health Insurance Card app

Danes have easy access to their yellow health insurance card through an app – an app that is developed by twoday in collaboration with the Agency for Digital Government, the Danish Ministry of Health, the Danish Regions and Local Government Denmark.

twoday’s delivery is based on many years of experience with assignments for ministries and agencies and with joint public data registers.

Digitalization of the public service sector in Denmark

When Danes are going to the emergency, doctor, library or are using the physical yellow health insurance card in other connections, they no longer need to reach for their wallet. If they have a wallet at all, that is. 

Today, the Health Insurance Card App can be downloaded as an app for smartphones. Thus, the Health Insurance Card App was the second ID-certificate to receive a digital supplement. The Health Insurance Card App is built on the same technological platform as the Danish Driving Licence App, which twoday developed as well. Furthermore, it can be used in the same way as using mobile payments, which many Danes are quite familiar with. 

The Health Insurance Card App has been available since the middle of March of 2021. Danes have welcomed the Health Insurance Card App on a large scale as a supplement for its physical counterpart. In fact two million Danes have downloaded the Health Insurance Card App. The app is used approximately 49,500 times a day or 35 times a minute.  

sundhedskort-indblik-i-app

“Today, many Danes are used to having their most important things on their phones. Having both the Driving Licence App and the Health Insurance Card App, it soon is no longer necessary to carry physical cards.”

René Stampe Lund, managing director at twoday

Unique platform for digital cards

The Health Insurance Card App is built on the same technological platform as the Danish Driving Licence App. Thus, twoday has ensured rapid development and implementation of the application by using the already existing platform.  

We have developed a unique platform for delivery of digital cards in Denmark. We have reused the handling of data and the security from the Danish Driving Licence App in the development of the Health Insurance Card App. Thus, we were sure to quickly deliver and in accordance with the deadline that had been set”, says René Stampe Lund.

We have great experience with working for ministries and agencies and with integrating and disconnecting data from joint public data registers. For that reason, we have contributed to all parts of the project, from project plans, deliverance and budget for the integration architecture, automated pipelines and tests to back end development. Our great experience with containerized architecture meant that we were able to build the alternative for a cloud solution, which the project demanded.
René Stampe Lund, managing director, twoday.

Great experience with joint public data registers

twoday had a team consisting of a project leader, a Scrum Master, frontend and backend developers and testers.

“We have great experience with working for ministries and agencies and with integrating and disconnecting data from joint public data registers. For that reason, we have contributed to all parts of the project, from project plans, deliverance and budget for the integration architecture, automated pipelines and tests to back end development. Our great experience with containerized architecture meant that we were able to build the alternative for a cloud solution, which the project demanded”, says Stampe Lund.

twoday has the possibility to create even more cards digitally through the unique platform used for issuance of digital cards in Denmark. The citizens and the public systems are able to exchange information in a simple and safe manner in the future. Thereby contributing to a cohesive public sector.