LNS implements the qualified electronic seal service provided by LuxTrust
Capellen, 3 March 2020 – LuxTrust, European expert in digital trust services, announces today a new collaboration with the Laboratoire national de santé (LNS), whose research, monitoring and analysis activities contribute to improving everyone’s health and quality of life.
LNS has chosen LuxTrust’s qualified electronic seal solution to digitise part of its processes, more precisely the transfer and sharing of analysis reports. The electronic seal is the modern and more elaborate equivalent of a company rubber stamp. It guarantees the integrity and authenticity of the data and certifies its origin in a fully legal manner, thus strengthening the trust and security of exchanges between the various stakeholders of the institute. Compared to a traditional paper-based workflow, the use of electronic seals also brings a significant reduction of distribution costs and an overall increase in operational efficiency, without compromising the security or formality level of documents.
For the practitioner, this is materialised by the presence of an electronic signature and the “LuxTrust, Data Integrity Guarantee” logo at the bottom of the report, whose origin, conformity and validity can be verified with public tools such as Adobe Reader.
The electronic seal and signature are digital trust services which must meet the conditions defined by the European Regulation eIDAS (EU n°910/2014) on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions within the internal market. The qualified level offered by LuxTrust and chosen by LNS is the most demanding and offers the highest level of legal protection in the European Union.
“The public health task that we were entrusted with requires excellence at all levels for our different departments and centres, which also involves the transfer of our patients’ diagnoses. The addition of LuxTrust’s qualified electronic seal allows us to consolidate the relationship of trust and transparency which we share with our various partners and to guarantee the accuracy of our digital analysis reports.” says Prof. Dr. Friedrich Mühlschegel, Director of the LNS.
“The digitalisation of the healthcare sector is accelerating and we are delighted that the digital solutions developed by LuxTrust are adopted and validated in such a demanding field. The implementation of the qualified electronic seal within the LNS will bring more transparency and security to the exchange of sensitive analysis data, while contributing at the same time to the digitisation of processes and to the complete legal protection of the data and their sources,” adds Pascal Rogiest, CEO of LuxTrust.
The Laboratoire national de santé (LNS) is a public institution, established by the Law of 7 August 2012 and operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. It is organised as a multidisciplinary institute which, alongside an administrative department, consists of four scientific departments in the fields of medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine and health protection. It also hosts the National Pathology Centre (Centre national de pathologie) and the National Genetics Centre (Centre national de génétique).
The purpose of the LNS is to develop analytical activities and scientific expertise related to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases; to ensure the role of a national control or reference laboratory and to carry out forensic tasks. The institution also contributes to the development, harmonisation and promotion of technical laboratory methods, in close collaboration with local and foreign analytical laboratories. Within the scope of its responsibilities, the LNS also develops research and teaching activities in collaboration with ad hoc partners in Luxembourg and abroad.
LuxTrust is a leading provider of trusted services in Europe, a certification authority and a qualified European trusted third party. Since 2005, the company has been developing a wide range of solutions to facilitate the digital transformation of organisations.
Certified in accordance with the eIDAS regulation and thus acting in compliance with the latest European regulations (PSD2, GDPR, ETSI, AML), LuxTrust operates services relating to the identification and authentication of natural persons, the creation and management of electronic certificates, and the creation and validation of electronic signatures and seals.