KENYA – Smart Applications International Ltd, a leading ICT and biometric giant, has launched a virtual mode of medical access to enhance provider transparency in healthcare administration.
According to Capital News, the virtual access will be available on a newly developed app dubbed Smart Access and is aimed at enhancing patient experience, providing health on the go, and providing instant onboarding support to medical insurers.
Through the app, patients will be able to access healthcare insurance, view the utilization of their covers instantly, read informational articles about their health, and geolocate their healthcare providers of choice at the tap of their screens.
Smart Applications International, Managing Director, Harrison Muiru noted that the move will make it possible for millions of Smart customers to use virtual access to pay for services across all lines of healthcare.
“We are cognizant of creating transformative patient-centric solutions that address current needs in such economic times, ” he said.
Muiru further noted the Smart team has worked on the Smart Access App to ensure that the unique and comprehensive solution offers users an opportunity to manage, access health education on various topics of interest, and check for the closest medical providers with specified services.
He added that the features will go a long way in the promotion of trust within the healthcare ecosystem.
This service will be available in the 11 countries that Smart currently operates.
“With our newly launched app, a customer traveling through the 11 countries covered by Smart can access healthcare by using the app across all lines of healthcare without having to worry about pre-authorization or even coverage,” said Esther Muiruri, Sales and Marketing Director, Smart Applications International
Smart has been providing biometric smart cards to all its clientele as a mode of identification for access to medical services installed in over 6,000 healthcare facilities across Africa.
With the growing adoption of mobile technology globally Smart Access will be a timely upgrade from physical biometric smart cards to virtual access.
Smart Applications International is a leading ICT solutions provider delivering a wide range of world-class technological solutions.