Taipei, A new mobile app has been released by Taiwan's National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) 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.
They 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, according to the NHIA.
The information could be especially helpful to people who get care at different hospitals, providing records the patient can show their doctor that might help with their treatment, the NHIA said.
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, the NHIA said.
Another key feature is the many health care tips provided, including suggested dates for dental checkups and screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal, and oral cancers.
It also provides reminders of doctor appointments and when prescriptions for chronic illnesses have to be refilled, the NHIA added.
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.
The app has been used more than 140,000 times since it was first released on May 29.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel