InterS@S is a Public Health System service of personal attention via Internet. Conceived as a virtual office, it aims to provide Andalusian citizens with personal information services and on-line procedures related to health care. To do so it uses technology which guarantees security in the transmission of information and the identity of the person accessing it. One of the aims of InterS@S is that citizens can easily access all of the personal information that is useful for them. However, it is also necessary to prevent a non-authorised person from consulting or changing the data of another person. For this reason technology which guarantees security in the transmission of information and the identity of the person accessing it is used, including digital certificate and digital signature.
It has been possible to start up this service thanks to the development of information systems in the Andalusian Public Health System which focus on users. The connection of InterS@S with these systems ensures that the data supplied is up to date and that all the changes that a user makes are incorporated immediately.
InterS@S is part of the Plan of Strategic Initiatives for the Development of the Information Society (known as I@landalus) approved by the Governing Council of the Andalusian regional government on 23rd April, 2002. Through this service, the Regional Health Ministry and the Andalusian Health Service have joined the trend of increasing the offer of digital public services. The provision of services of certification by electronic signature is by virtue of an Agreement reached on 26th July, 2002, between the Andalusian Regional Government and the Royal Mint.
Personal information services and bureaucratic procedures available through InterS@S: