What is a Medical Wallet?

What is a Medical Wallet and How Can it Benefit Me?

Handheld Human Blueprint

A human is the sum of many parts that function together systematically. All modern inventions have striking resemblances to human beings. A vehicle cannot function without its engines; humans don’t function without their brains. Machines need the power to work; humans need food as fuel to go on with their daily lives. A computer needs peripherals to navigate through its processes; humans need its arms and legs. The most common denomination among all is its need for maintenance.

All things, both living and non-living, break down at one point in time. That is why professionals are needed everywhere. They are essential for a ton of reasons, be it for maintenance or for curing altogether. Every time a diagnosis and fix is made, it is logged and recorded. This information is essential to determine potential problems, identify specific vulnerabilities, and prevent another future breakdown.

The advancement of technology has enabled facilities to automate this process to make it convenient for the institution to keep track of the patients that it has served. With all the patients’ available data in a database, it is now easier for facilities to pull up individual records in just a few keystrokes. But this system is flawed and inefficient in the current times. Why? There is no system to make this data available for the patient to use for non-hospital-related use.

At this point, you may probably be already asking yourself, “What does this have to do with anything today?” Everything. 

Due to the pandemic, we have witnessed a global shutdown of borders, shutting down various industries we all have been used to having in the past. The regulating bodies of different countries implemented their ways of monitoring and managing the virus’s spread. The priority was containment.

This phenomenon has introduced many methods that ease up living day-to-day life. Healthcare providers are now pro-actively offering virtual consultations. Although this is not new, the pandemic has stressed the need for change in managing our health. COVID-19 being a highly contagious virus, hospitals operated at full capacity.

Different countries have seen spikes in hospitalization that is unprecedented. (Europe / United Kingdom / United States / Canada / Israel) This graph shows data from various countries showing how hospitalizations increased in a span of just a few months due to COVID 19.  Having these many people hospitalized warrants a new way to handle the enormous medical data that hospitals get on a day-to-day basis.

Now that things are beginning to calm down, humanity’s goal must be to get back on its feet and fast. With the outdated systems currently in place, there is a need for a medium that facilitates the monitoring and the easy management of one’s medical history, something accessible, easy to use, and most importantly, secure. That is why there is a need to have a new way of interacting with each other.

The solution? A Digital Wallet. A device that contains a blueprint of yourself and the best thing is that it is accessible within the palm of your hands. It can accommodate your medical records, all past and present treatments, vaccination records, medicine intake, and a whole lot more. The sky is the limit, as updating the feature to suit current times’ current needs can quickly be done.

A Digital Medical Wallet will eliminate the need for a printed document or file to carry around every time we travel. Whether we admit it or not, there will always be times where we need something, but it’s not there. As the saying goes, it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

how to use a medical wallet safely

How does this work? 

 It’s pretty straightforward.

  1. Download the Wallet app from the Android or iOS stores.
  2. Create a profile and securely store your data on your device.
  3. Validate your profile.
  4. Get tested and ensure your test results are sent to your Wallet.
  5. Generate a roaming unique QR code when required.
  6. Show your medical certificate to an Authenticator.
  7. Your medical certificate will then be verified, showing your test results.

With this, you won’t ever have to worry about having your medical certificate around whenever you need it. You present your securely generated QR code and show it like you’re flashing a badge. Once the code is validated, you’re good to go. It’s as easy as that.

How does a medical wallet work

Is this necessary? 

Yes, having a Digital Medical Wallet is going to be the new norm. Much like how Cash Wallets are going to replace cash transactions soon. Medical Wallets are going to revolutionize the healthcare scene, and this is going to happen whether we like it or not.

Having a Medical Wallet helps the individual have ease of access to the things they want to do or to places they want to go to, but this also helps the businesses and establishments make sure that their space is where people can feel safe. Having thermal scans and contact tracing checkpoints can help, sure! But by utilizing technology that automates this process saves everyone time and provides convenience.

How will this benefit us?

You can have the ability to control when, where, and how to use your available medical and vaccination data saves you a lot of time and resources. So you don’t have to worry about whether you forgot something when you travel or go outside of your home. With a few taps of your fingers, you can have access to all your medical records instantaneously.

With a Digital Medical Wallet, you don’t have to worry about your records’ security and privacy every time you have a transaction. And because your data is not stored in the cloud, but on your smartphone, you do not need to worry about your data being at risk of getting compromised or stolen.

With the dawn of a post-pandemic world, Health and Development is everyone’s responsibility. The recent technological advancements have made it easier for everyone to manage all aspects of their lives. With more people relying on technology to conduct their daily transactions, having a secure and digital space for everyone to store their medical history is a must-have in this age of information, where information is power, and control is in your hands.

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