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Vietnam to install microchip in patients’ health insurance cards by 2020

The Vietnam Insurance Agency said that it would complete the issuance of electronic health insurance cards which will be installed with microchips to follow patients’ health records by early 2020.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc set the dealine of 2020 for the national insurance agency to install microchip in health cards that allow related agencies to easily access patients’ health records
Present, the insurance agency is promoting electronic database building as well as implement synchronous measures related to installable microchips that can store patients’ electronic health records (EHRs) including submitting for the new card formation and roadmap for issuance of it.
After finishing all paperwork, the insurance sector will submit to the Prime Minister for final approval. The aim of microchip health insurance card is to build database of the field, share information and supervise the payment in social and medical insurance. An installed chip has benefits such as allowing emergency room staff to identify an unresponsive patient and have instant access to his or her medical history, including current medications and allergies.
It will be applied in all medical facilities in all localities countrywide.
In addition to issue social insurance book to laborers as per the regulation, the Vietnam Insurance agency will continue completing households data as per participants’ social insurance code to launch issuance in the next time.

By CHE HAN - Translated by BAO LONG

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