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Dr. Takeshi Wakabayashi, a dentist who runs a dental clinic in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
According to AERA dot. on September 18, the miner insurance card has been criticized for a series of problems, such as the fact that a different person’s information was registered, but currently there are still only a few users of the card. We hear that some medical institutions have installed card readers with facial recognition for the miner’s insurance card, but that many of them are still largely unused. So why have card readers been installed when there is no need for them? Dr. Takeshi Wakabayashi, who runs a dental clinic in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, says he installed one last year. We asked him about the background and current situation.
We have a card reader with facial recognition for the miner’s insurance card (hereafter, “card reader”) at the reception desk of our clinic, but it is almost unused. With the miner insurance card, patients can check their medical insurance and co-payment limits, and view information on specific health checkups and drugs through a network of PCs from the card reader. It is called an “online eligibility verification system,” or “onshi” in the medical and dental industries.
The introduction of On-Shisei has been mandatory for medical institutions that provide insurance treatment since this spring. Since our clinic handles both self-funded and insured treatments, we have introduced the on-share system. When we checked the number of users for this interview, we found that of the 450 people whose insurance cards had to be verified during a period of about a month, only 2 people used the miner’s insurance card.
Looking back, in 2019, before the Corona disaster, the local dental association informed us of the on-shares. I left it as it was, and the dentists around me told me that if I didn’t sign up soon, I would miss the boat, and that it was a national decision, so I had better do it right, so I hurriedly went through the registration process. However, after that, I never heard from them again, and I had completely forgotten about it (apparently, the shortage of semiconductors was the reason for the shortage of computers and other peripherals needed for on-shore facilities). It was only last year that things suddenly started to move. A notice from the government came through the Dental Association, saying, “Since registration of onshi will become mandatory after April 2023, please install barcode readers and other equipment in turn.”
ACS’s ACR1255 IC card reader has been confirmed to work with HPKI cards by the Electronic Authentication Center of the Japan Medical Association.
When using the physician’s credentials with a PC, be sure to install* this driver software.
Also, please refer to the “HPKI Card Driver Installation Manual” when installing the software. (In preparation)
* Please prepare an IC card reader in advance.
Currently, the following IC card readers have been confirmed to work.
For details on how to connect individual IC card readers, please contact the respective manufacturers.
Manufacturer Product name Contact/non-contact
SONY RC-S300/S1 (for business use)*
*Not available for personal models Contactless
NTT Communications uTrust4701F Contact
NTT Communications uTrust4701F Contactless
NTT Communications SCR3310V2.0 Contact
Identiv CLOUD/uTrust 2700R Contact
Identiv CLOUD3701F Contactless
I-O Data Device USB-NFC4 Contactless
I-O Data Device USB-ICCRW Contact
Advanced Card Systems Japan ACR1255 Contactless
Sanwa Supply ADR-MNICUBK Contactless
As of July 2023
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