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Blockchain App Allows Patients to Schedule Medical Care and Claim Insurance with Smartphones
'Seoul Care' Mobile App to Debut This Month
Blockchain App Allows Patients to Schedule Medical Care and Claim Insurance with Smartphones
  • By Choi Moon-hee
  • January 10, 2020, 13:37
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Seoul Medical Center will launch a mobile app to allow patients to schedule a medical treatment, look up the test results or check the prescription details with their smartphones.

Seoul Medical Center will launch an integrated medical information service this month that allows patients to schedule a medical treatment, look up the test results or check the prescription details with their smartphones.

Blockchain technology is applied to the mobile integrated medical information service to allow individuals to store their sensitive medical data on the blockchain securely and prevent forgery. The service has also made it possible to issue various medical certificates or claim loss insurance through mobile.

Seoul Medical Center will launch the blockchain-based medical information mobile app, tentatively dubbed Seoul Care, within this month.

Kyobo Life Insurance and Korea Post are two insurers that allow users to claim loss insurance through Seoul Care. Users can obtain documents related to diagnosis, payment, admission and hospitalization from Seoul Medical Center and immediately deliver them to their insurance companies to claim loss insurance.

In particular, the solution that is applied to the Seoul Care loss insurance claim service is a blockchain-based automatic insurance claim service built by Kyobo Life Insurance in 2017 under a project launched by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Information and Communication and the National Information Society Agency (NIA).