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Medical ID cards issued to Kansas Medicaid customers

By |September 2nd, 2008|

Medicaid customers in the state of Kansas will soon receive permanent medical ID cards in place of the paper IDs that were previously issued each month. The new medical ID cards will be durable, made of PVC plastic like your typical credit card, and won’t have to replaced.

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Dementia patients to receive ID cards

By |April 24th, 2008|

In Singapore, a new ID card program is about to launch that aims to protect those suffering from dementia. The cards will be distributed to dementia patients so that members of the public can contact the patient’s family if he or she found lost or wandering around.

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NACO develops smart card program for AIDS patients

By |February 19th, 2008|

In New Delhi, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) is pushing a plan that would provide AIDS patients with electronic smart cards containing their entire case history. The aim of the program is to ensure continuity in the treatment of patients seeking care at Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centers located throughout the country.

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Oklahoma City group adopts ID cards for homeless

By |February 18th, 2008|

The homeless citizens of Oklahoma City may have more efficient and helpful services in the near future, thanks to an ID card developed by the directory of the city’s Homeless Alliance. The ID card program, called the Homeless Management Information System, will store the demographic information of homeless people who commonly use city services.

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India implements nationwide healthcare smart card program

By |January 10th, 2008|

India’s ESI (Employee State Insurance) Corporation has announced that it will soon be issuing smart cards to provide employees with health and medical benefits, among others, to employees who fall under the care of ESI. Currently, the ESI oversees the care of about 9 million employees and 30 million beneficiaries all across India.

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Texas goes statewide with Medicaid smart card project

By |December 10th, 2007|

After an extensive pilot program, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is moving forward with plans to take its Medicaid smart card system statewide. The system provides cardholders with a convenient and secure method for verifying their Medicaid coverage.

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New Welsh ID program aims to help those with autism

By |October 23rd, 2007|

Autism, a developmental disorder that affects a certain spectrum of brain operation, is a widespread condition that affects many people around the world. Cases of autism vary widely from person to person, and interaction with an Autistic person can sometimes be rough. The Welsh town of Gwent has an autistic population of over 2,000; people who work and have families like everyone else. In order to improve communication and reduce risk for conflict, Gwent has introduced an ID card program for Autistic people that encourages communication during times of emergency (such as hospital stays) and alerts caretakers, law enforcement officers, and first responders to any issues they must be aware of when dealing with an autistic person.

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