France extends public pilot of digital health insurance card

By scanning a digital version of their Carte Vitale health insurance card stored on their smartphone with an NFC reader or presenting a QR code to service providers, residents of eight French departments will soon be able to verify their identity when accessing healthcare services and claiming reimbursement for medical fees, NFCW reports.

Using biometric face recognition technology, users will confirm their identity by taking a video selfie and uploading it to the ApCV app created by the French government.

Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes have started using the pilot service, and Seine-Maritime, Puy-de-Dôme, Loire-Atlantique, Saône-et-Loire, Sarthe and the Lower Rhine are set to follow soon, according to French new outlet 24 Matins

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