NHIA releases health management app in Taiwan
Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) has released a new mobile app that can help citizens manage their personal health care history more easily. The app, which is not yet accessible by foreign nationals even if they are covered by national health insurance, gives users a complete record of their health care usage over the previous three years. According to NHIA, the users can check their most visited hospitals, their medical history, and the diseases with which they have been diagnosed, including a ranking of the top five. The app can also alert users to duplications of prescriptions or other problems with medicines. They can even see what their medicines look like by double clicking on the prescription shown on the screen. It also provides reminders of doctor appointments and when prescriptions for chronic illnesses have to be refilled. To gain access to the app, citizens simply have to install on the mobile phones and get authentication by filling in their mobile phone number and ID card number.