After a research and development effort that spanned over three years, the Medipass company launched a new electronic health voucher. “With this, patients will now have an alternative to purchase their vouchers, since the dependence that providers had on a single provider is broken, which also forced users to authorize the registration of their fingerprint on a basis of data ”, highlights Alfonso Escobar, general manager of the company.
This new healthcare channel began operating as a pilot plan on Monday, April 8 at Medigroup Medical Center and Vival Laboratory and Diagnostic Center. During the trial period, which will last for just over a month, Fonasa electronic vouchers will be issued in a free choice modality, as a last check before the system begins operating under the regime, from the second half of May .
“In a first stage, our electronic voucher system will be integrated into Fonasa and we are in talks to be able to incorporate the different Isapres and complementary insurance companies into this service,” says Alfonso Escobar, general manager of Medipass.
The goal for 2019 is to reach an issuance of at least 150,000 electronic bonds between the Fonasa and Isapre systems.
The Medipass electronic voucher was designed as a service-based health care mechanism, so that those providers that have their own procedures will have the option of integrating it into their systems. This will optimize the efficiency of care processes and people will perceive a reduction in service times.
The security of personal data will also increase, due to the use of biometric technology applied by Medipass, a solution that avoids storing the fingerprint and the enrollment of patients, since the system operates with the biometric information stored in the identity card of the patient. patient. This method fully protects the confidentiality of information from system users and avoids impersonation by requiring the presence of the person and their identity card simultaneously.
“Providers are going to be able to offer better service to the public. Before the launch of our electronic voucher, with a single provider, if the system failed, patients would be left with no alternative, generating loss of time and inconvenience ”, having to carry out additional procedures such as going to a branch of their Isapre or Fonasa and requesting a new time in the health center with the consequent loss of time and travel costs, explains Alfonso Escobar.
The executive highlights the attributes of the new electronic voucher that Medipass will offer to the health market are summarized in:
✔ A much more robust technological infrastructure, which will guarantee a high percentage of operability, reducing the possibility of failures that leave users without access to the system.
✔ Biometric Identification without enrollment that ensures patients greater privacy, in line with the Bill that regulates the Protection of Personal Data.
✔ A modern service-oriented platform that allows the provider to register all the attention in a single repository, independent of the type of attention, not only electronic vouchers, and to have a business management tool, having access to the reports it requires .
Undoubtedly, the incorporation of competition will have benefits for all players in the industry: patients, health providers, funders, insurance companies, means of payment, etc.