Government ID Card and Health Card System
GOVERNMENT
World Health Card can also be used as ID CARD & DRIVER LICENSE by Government agencies around the world.

World Health Card system has built-in features that only can be used with an Government access card or Police access card (for driver`s license ).

Medical information are hidden and protected !

The health card can be used to issue and control temporary or permanent identity for:

  • Landed immigrants
  • Refugee claimants
  • Tourist visa
  • Temporary visitors
  • Student visa claimants
  • Social services recipients
  • Temporary workers on limited stay visas  

 

or even for secure and fraud-proof elections!

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Health card and ID card at once

HEALTH CARD + ID CARD

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e.g.World Health Card for landed immigrants
Process starts at the border post or bureau taking care of immigrants. WHC smart card is given to every such person that Government Immigration Agency wants to register, control, help and enable additional services for. The person’s personal ID information is taken and written into the smart health card. Also, fingerprint / PIN is created and the card is ready to be used. Immigrants, and specially refugees sometimes don’t have sufficient documentation, or none at all. WHC card can serve as their ID card entitling them for certain protection, support and other services provided. Card also acts as a health card and can be widely used with various medical services. An immigrant and or a refugee will more than likely not have any medical records, therefore the World Health Card is a perfect start for them. The border control or designated Government agent is given limited access to WHC smart card. They can see and edit personal ID information and have total control over the Government designated page, but medical information are protected.

HEALTH CARD BENEFITS AND SAVINGS !

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A Government office is able to see information already entered into the health card and edit or add information to the card.
Patient medical information are hidden and protected !

Thanks to WHC card encryption and control card subsystem, the WHC card can’t be forfeited, cloned or changed in any way. Biometric authentication also ensures that card holder is validated against fingerprint template stored in the card so card cannot be given to another person. Thus, Government provided benefits are safe from uncontrolled spending and abuse of any kind. Most popular abuse of the system is reaping off benefits from multiple social centers or even towns. This is a big problem and it must be stopped in its tracks immediately! Governments are bound to save millions otherwise spent supporting illegal immigrant’s claims and misuse of social services. Now that the WHC smart card is here, taxpayers money will not be thrown away! Best part is that this functionality is included with every WHC card at the moment of issuance! There is nothing else to load or change. It is there to be used at will. As all other functionalities this one will sure use extensive benefits from multiple languages and translators built into the World Health Card Software Suite! There is no better place to experience multitude of languages than at the border. Benefits to the officer are instant while saving time and money in process.

Our Health Card reflects the health situation of the country

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Health officials of every country in the world are deeply involved in monitoring population for diseases and dangerous illnesses.

It is a real uphill battle with not so many tools at their disposal! Information gathering relies on individual doctors and medical institutions sending information to the central location for further processing.
Such important and monumental task needs improvements. To get pie chart and breakdown of current disease situation (see chart) data must be fed to computer. Country that selected WHC as their national health card could get statistical data feed automatically! Data would come from all used cards in field. Process is completely automatic, updates instant! Officials just select diseases to monitor and data will start coming in!
 
Presented chart is rich with data and very dynamic. By clicking colored individual pies it is possible to filter out specific disease. Also, since information collected is data base driven using various filters it is possible to narrow down numbers presented. Automatic alerts could be setup to warn officials if certain percentages or whole numbers are exceeded.
 
With this system in field live monitoring is possible. Operator in disease prevention center can react very quickly if there is a increasing trend of specific disease. Countermeasures could be deployed and spread of illness suppressed before it goes out of control. Ministry of Health - Government might save significant amounts by being in control of crises and allocating medications and man power at right time and right place rather than trying to react when it's too late.
 
WHC may very well be just right way of control and prevention system. Potential dangerous situations may be recognized and stopped in their tracks, on time, not when it's too late.

 

There is no extra load on doctors! Can't be better than that.

Health card system for disaster situations

DISASTERS

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Unfortunately natural and man made disasters rattle the world every day. Daily news brings us no shortage of:

  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Mud slides
  • Fires
  • Busses driven over cliff
  • Train derailments
  • Ships sunk
  • Chemical plant disasters 
  • Tsunami waves
  • Epidemic illneses
  • Wars
  • Terrorist attacks in public places 
… more

Common with all disasters listed are that they produce many victims at an instant. They tend to overwhelm healthcare authorities and fill up medical capacities. Take any example out of many and one will be able to recognize shortcomings in even very well organized societies like USA:

Latest bombing in downtown Boston produced 3 persons dead at the spot and about 190 very badly injured individuals! Whole City of Boston emergency capacity showed up in force and still had a hard time tending to the victims. It was really an International event and thousands of runners and tourists to cheer for them. They came from all over the world, Europe, Canada, Japan …

There are no doubts that EMS did whatever they could with such a flood of patients. Dealing with catastrophic injuries created by exploding bombs is no easy task. Could EMS have done better? Yes they could. What was one of the main impediments? They simply didn’t have enough information about patients!

FIGHTING DISASTER WITH TIMELY INFORMATION

How could they? As we mentioned before, large groups of tourists were injured on the streets of Boston. One will agree that documents victims possibly had with them are passport, possibly driver’s license or some kind of ID card.

  • In case of medical emergency none of those documents help at all!
  • IF there is an Electronic Medical Journal system in place it would not help either! As we all know there is no such thing to start with. There won’t be one and especially there would not be data interchange between different countries.
  • The company of close family members or friends won’t provide any legitimate medical information either!

THERE IS MORE
All this is for 190 victims. As that is not horrific enough how about 100 thousand+ people after Tsunami hit tourist populated Thailand? No power, no water, no food, no cell phones, no Internet, no medical supplies, shady medical services to start with. In reality how someone can ever prepare for 100 thousand patients speaking different languages, no medical information or details let alone medical records, insurance information, existing medication records, allergies, blood type, recent visits to doctor … list of non existent facts just goes on and on.
Local medical professionals really had to battle uphill with total lack of information about patients they had to treat. With all communications down, dealing with foreign patients, centrally located Electronic Patient’s Journal system (if there was one in Thailand!) wouldn’t matter at all.

ALIVE OR DEAD - DREADFUL LISTS

Also, there was a problem with survivors looking for their family and friends. Hundreds of lists existed, Internet sites, Government tries to organize definitive source of such critical information. It is not an easy task. Piece of paper stapled to bill board or lamp post was only means of communicating important information like that. Alive or dead, it was left to local people’s imagination how to present and keep up.

COUNTING CITIZENS

After disaster or in ordinary times officials would benefit from simply knowing who is dead and who is alive. Some countries stricken by Tsunami didn’t have proper citizens records even before disaster. Even today after much time passed they still don’t have basic people count.

Epidemic diseases and extraordinary measures surrounding them are a nightmare for every country. Even simple statistics like how many people are hit by malaria is a task almost impossible to solve. Country officials would want to have cases documented and even more, cases resolved, so they know that they are doing the right thing with fighting disease. Unfortunately there are countless diseases everybody wants to know about, in case there is an outbreak.

Again, disease statistics showing number for specific part of country, county, state, village, town … whatever geographical location of interest might be, are of super important value. It could even be classified per part of the year, influx of tourists or other important details. 

WHC SOLUTION

World Health Card represents most advanced, most comprehensive solution that may address all above mentioned problems. It is true technological miracle that should find a place in the pocket of every person. It works everywhere, every time. Laptop computer running on batteries can easily read and write to card. There are no language barriers, no communications limitations and needs. All critical medical information at the fingertips. Everything figured out, nothing left out, nobody forgotten. Loaded with features for every patient, doctor, therapist, pharmacy, EMS, insurance. Since it has multiple ID validation built-in it may very well serve as national ID card as well. It may help count people, vote and ID user at any Government level.

WHC is simply the best and most versatile smart health card !

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Electronic Patient Journal (EPJ)

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What is the challenge ?

Many countries have tried it. Countless millions of hard cash and tens of millions of development hours are gone into research and development, but until today nobody succeeded.

Typical system layout is based on the single main storage server, regulating access rights by user name and password, the need to store patients data with the patients ID information and handling the big amount traffic is a complex task and on that large scale really difficult to solve.

Latest example announced on Sept. 15. 2012, Toronto, Canada: The Toronto Star says "eHealth diabetes registry faces axe". Article published this morning says that repeated delays by developer have rendered the $46.2 Million system obsolete even before it was completed! Project dragged for years and suppose to be completed by year 2015. The system was haven for consultants getting paid up to $3000 per day fees! Political bombshell ends with words that taxpayer money has to be protected. Yeah, right, after all those millions spent. One of the key persons had yearly $329000 salary paid.

Is the system YOUR country is developing a similar money pit? Will YOUR taxpayers ever see results and recover investment in form of better health care? Do your patients have a time to wait for solution that is very expensive and takes somebody's life time to complete? Is there even money for that? Many tough questions and very few answers!

Electronic Patient Journal Hybrid Solution by Scardi

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Electronic Patient Journal, new approach !

Our World Health Card already contains almost all medical information about the patient in written form, but unfortunately a smart card is not able to store informations on larger scale like X-Ray, MRT or documents. We thought World Health Card would not be the best electronic patient journal solution if we can`t offer this kind of information. So after a few days of brain storming and testing we find a perfect and secure way.

Scardi AS can offer a highly secure system where it is possible to store pictures or any kind of document

without the need of:

  • Patient's ID information nor geographical information
  • User's name and password for authorization and access rights
  • Central database


Our system is more secure and flexible then any other known system and it can work with hundreds of servers doesn`t matter where they are located. It regulates even access rights by groups ( e.g. Doctors,Nurses, Emergency services) so everybody can get information that medical professional is entitled to. The best part is that information can be organized and accessed locally, by state, nationally or international if set so.


Here we don't reveal all information. How system works, checks and validates access rights.

Information like that will be presented in direct contact or by appointment only.

HOW MUCH DOES THE HEALTH CARD SYSTEM COST?

WORLD HEALTH CARD IMPLEMENTATION

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HOW MUCH DOES THE HEALTH CARD SYSTEM COST?

First glance at the comprehensive system like World Health Card draws inevitable question, how much does it cost? We have no doubts that every Country in the World will benefit from World Health Card. That crucial question will be in the mind of every official considering WHC implementation. Governments everywhere may be strapped for funds but in this case there is no cause for concern.


Scardi thought about that and came up with very simple and effective answer and solution.

How much it will cost Government?

Nothing !


We interviewed several hundred random people would they pay $4.00 - $5.00 per year for smart health card?

 

EVERY single person answered YES with no hesitation. We must admit that it did not surprise us at all.

Breakdown of costs may very well look like this:

  • Government does not have to print, personalize, mail it or handle cards in any way.
    WHC distributors will take care that cards are available at every medical institution. (No cost to Government)
  • Cards personalization - patients themselves are doing initial card personalization and possible updates throughout the life of card.
    (No cost to Government)
  • Cards data handling equipment - smart card readers and software comes with the cards. (1 Access Kit each 100 cards)
    Standard existing PC and startup kit is all what is needed.
    Kiosks could be obtained as a demo, sponsorship, leased or purchased from distributors.
  • WHC system does not need expensive and labor intensive servers. There is nothing else to buy or to have in order for system to work.

 

Other than advertised card functionalities are in process for future improvements to the system.

 

UPGRADING THE BEST !

Yes, we can make it even better! In addition to all features, the basic WHC software Suite could be upgraded at specific request!
Government agencies around the world use all kinds of software and if a dynamic connection to existing software package is needed Scardi is able to oblige. Our programmers can create integration utilities so information from WHC Suite can be extended to an already set software.

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WHC ATM WITH BIOMETRIC AUTHORIZATION FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

WORLD HEALTH CARD AND MICRO-BANKING SYSTEM FOR GOVERNMENTS

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BANKING SYSTEM FOR GOVERNMENTS?

Retired people and social support recipients are part of every society everywhere. Every month around the world Government pays to millions of people. It is done either:

1. old way by sending a cash by post
2. still old way by pickup in person on Government cash counter
3. better way by mailing a check to be cashed or deposited
4. best way by sending money to person’s bank account

Needless to say, we would not recommend first 2 techniques to anyone. They are outright dangerous for money carrier and also for the recipient. Possibilities for theft, payments to wrong person, even dead person are simply endless! Mailing a check or money transfer is definite improvements in security and handling payments. There is still a drawback. Those methods cost money, and we are talking a serious money!

If there are a million retirees / social support recipients printing and mailing a millions checks costs at least $0.40 - $0.50 per envelope with check. That amounts up to at least $400000 just to send payments out!  Cost of stationery, printing, machines is extra, every month.

Doing it by bank money transfers costs less but is still significant expense. Direct and indirect cost per transaction is at least in range of $0.30 - $0.40. At million people we are still in about half million dollar range.

At the last stage of WHC completion we were approached with that problem by delegation from one African country. It made us take a short hard look at it and we found an easy solution!


Smart card payment system with biometric verification
WORLD HEALTH CARD ATM WITH BIOMETRIC AUTHORIZATION FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

 

Since World Health Card shall be distributed to millions of people we created extra functionality to cover Government payments to retirees and social support recipients.We call that function World Health Card - eBankONE. It is a function in software that is hidden from other medical information of the smart card we are using. Information are protected by card encryption,  extra keys and only accessible by PIN or biometric validation which is already part of the whole WHC suite.


HOW IT WORKS?

Government shows up as a banking entity and authority completely controlling the payout system to retirees and social support recipients:

  • No cost to Government for cards since they already exists in hands of card holders.
  • Payments are made directly from Government computers into the WHC eBankONE system.There is a zero cost of doing so.
  • Suddenly new moment surfaces, money that is normally transferred to the banks (via checks or direct deposit)  will still be in Government accounts, possibly for very long time. Money not gone is money that can earn interest for the Government, not banks.
  • Person entitled to get payment shall use Government controlled ATMs to withdraw cash when needed
  • PIN and biometric verification as safety features already exist in every WHC card
  • Instead of paying to the bank for ATM usage users will pay to the ATM operators (Government) small fee that will not only cover initial investment into ATMs very quickly, but also pay for maintenance.
  • No cash will exchange hands until ATM is used.
  • Payments to the cards can be fully automatic or manual.
  • WEB based electronic records shall be available for the users to see every transaction made
  • WHC eBankONE is environmentally green solution! Countless trees will be saved since mountains of papers and forms are not needed any more.
  • People tend to save money, they will be ready to turn eBankONE into ultimate savings vehicle saving huge amounts to Government and building wealth to society instead of spending it out.

 

eBankONE ANSWER

Finally, goal is to make everything cashless up to the last person handling eBankONE.
After initial implementation next step will be turning WHC cards into true ePurse cards. Equipping merchants with suitable processing equipment will enable card holder to pay for goods and services with electronic money.

Next functionality we will be working on is payments to medical institutions (when applicable) directly from the card’s ePurse. Medications, therapies come to mind first.

Recipients of the social program benefits are definitely another group of people after retired persons that could enjoy eBankONE functionality of the WHC card.

Except for the money withdrawal capabilities card holders may find feature of easy money transfer from card to another card holder very useful. With a few keystrokes they will be able to send amount from their card to relative or friend. Transaction shall be fast and secure, regardless where other person is.

Credit card companies are swimming in money and for a good reason. Implementation of WHC eBankONE will save money to card holders and society as whole. Outflow of millions will be cut by significant amount and re-directed into own country programs.

Security and protection of privacy in WHC cards is already on highest levels. Medical information and other WHC functionalities are icing on the cake when talking of one integrated solution smart card.

We at World Health Card promise to never stop improving the system for everybody’s benefit!