After a two-year bidding process, the company gematik, which is responsible for the applications of the electronic health card, has allocated the development of the telematics infrastructure and the testing of the application of insurance master data management and of the qualified electronic signatures to two consortia. Within the scope of the development, decentralised (e.g. card terminal, primary system and connector) and central components (e.g. access service, intermediate) had to be developed and built. In addition, SHC supported one of the consortia.