On Track Innovations (OTI) announced that Smart Applications International (SMART), a Kenyan health care solutions provider, has placed an order for an additional 100,000 MediSmart cards.
The MediSmart card is a contactless smart card that contains the holder’s complete electronic health record (EHR), including personal and biometric identity, emergency contact information, medical history, co-payment options and more.
To date, OTI has issued 150,000 of the cards for use in SMART’s network of over 1,000 points of service at hospitals, pharmacies and general practitioner sites across Kenya.
SMART is planning to expand the network to an additional 500 points of service, enabling patient authentication, verification of benefits and claims processing in an entirely electronic process.
According to OTI, fraud-resistant MediSmart cards are of particular use in Kenya, where it is estimated that 35% of claims in the health care sector in Kenya are fraudulent.
MediSmart currently has the support of Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever, Tetrapak, the Serena Group of Hotels, Nestle, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), AON Insurance Brokers, UAP Insurance Company and more.