PhilCare Revolutionizes and Pioneer Health Care Availment with NFC cards

Ms. Fe Corazon R. Muit (VP HR and Corporate Admin), Ms. Patty Henson (SVP and Chief Marketing Officer),  Ms. Noemi G. Azura (President & CEO), , Mr. James L. Indino, Jr. (VP IT Group), Ms. Fe,  and     Mr. Christian G. Cristobal (Head – Sales and Distribution)

It's first in the Philippines Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) where PhilCare as one of the  pioneering HMO companies revolutionizes and pioneer the Health Care Availment with the use of NFC Health Card.

This radio frequency technology considered by experts worldwide as “the next best thing” in mobile transaction, continues its integration in the Philippines – this time providing much needed upgrade in the way healthcare is delivered to thousands of Filipinos. 

PhilCare, the leading health care provider came up and put in operation NFC-capable membership cards designed to make availment of health services from hospitals faster, more efficient, and close to paperless.  They are also the first health care provider in the Philippines to adopt and actually put into use cards with near field communication NFC technologies.

“We are proud to introduce this new technology to the HMO industry. We’ve been looking for the best technology to make medical services smoother and more convenient for our clients and providers and NFC seems to be the perfect fit for this goal,” said Noemi G. Azura, PhilCare’s President and CEO.

Ms. Noemi G. Azura, PhilCare’s President and CEO
The NFC-capable card means to do away with the usual tedious process of availing health services from health maintenance organizations (HMO). With a single tap, hospitals and clinics can now determine coverage and benefits of a member, as well as other details of the member’s account.

Ms. Fe, talked about the benefits of using PhilCare NFC Health Card

With the use of NFC Health Card, members could get benefits of the following:

1. Convenient and Efficient
- you can expect quick, efficient, and accurate with just one tap of your card on the NFC terminal

2.  Easy viewing of membership benefit
- your eligibility status and membership benefits are immediately confirmed

3.  Real-time update of member records
- member / patient information is updated real-time

4. Quick approval of Letter Authorization (LOA) request
- enjoy quick approval of LOA request for consultations and selected outpatient procedures.

Ms. Patty Henson - SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
This new technology is the first of its kind in the Philippine health care industry and allows patient information to be updated in real-time, ensuring quick, efficient, and accurate service.

“We are very excited with this technology and in the future we hope to set up a rewards program for members with the NFC cards,” Azura said.

“All these innovations are geared towards providing best-in-class customer service to our members. This is just the start of our foray into NFC technology, which will be part of an ecosystem all intended to bring a new brand of bridging access to health care for our members,” Azura added.

Other Technology Innovation pioneered by PhilCare

GO! Mobile - is mobile application launched by PhilCare last 2013.  The  app is designed as a quick reference guide for members on their coverage and benefits while also giving access to complete lists of PhilCare-affiliated hospitals, clinics, and doctors.

eCommerce website - PhilCare also recently launched its eCommerce website in addition to its mobile app - becoming the first HMO provider to offer online purchases for its health care packages.

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