Electronic health insurance to be issued in 2018

The Social Insurance Agency of Vietnam announced it will implement issuance of electronic insurance cards in 2018.

Electronic health insurance to be issued in 2018

The electronic insurance cards are hoped to facilitate people in managing their own information.
Following, a person will read the code of their card and the date of birth when visiting a hospital for treatment, the system will answer whether the card is legal or not.
A person can search for their treatment times also.
To enhance technology application, the insurance sector will set up data of people in the country, paving the way for electronic transaction for description and policy settlement on social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance.
The insurance agency will connect the electronic system with hospitals and medical clinics to ensure timely payment.
The system is hoped to help manage treatment and insurance payment. It also receives information between clinics and insurance agency.
Moreover, medical centers can use testing and treatment results of others and patients’ records to save time and cost for patients aiming to improve treatment quality.

By CHE HAN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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