Ethiopian government adds health records to contactless cards

Members of the Ethiopian government who have agreed to add health records to contactless cards

Residents of Ethiopia will be among the first in Africa to be able to acquire a dedicated contactless health card that stores their digitised medical data — including their Covid-19 vaccination records — and enables them to make that data available to healthcare professionals without needing an internet connection to access online databases... More


Google launches multipurpose digital wallet with support for digital IDs, tickets and payment cards

Google multipurpose digital wallet home page

Google is rolling out a digital wallet that will enable users to store, use and present digital identity documents and driving licences as well as payment cards, transit and event tickets, boarding and loyalty passes, health documents such as Covid-19 vaccination certificates, hotel keys and office badges on their Android smartphone or Wear OS smartwatch... More










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Researchers propose patient monitoring system for remote Covid-19 wards using NFC tags

Schematic showing proposed patient monitoring system for remote Covid-19 wards using NFC tags

Researchers at Rajalakshmi Engineering College in Chennai, India, and in Sydney, Australia, have published a paper laying out the framework for a “contactless tele-health system” that uses NFC technology to enable healthcare workers to upload, access and update health and treatment data for individual patients in remotely located mobile Covid-19 quarantine and isolation wards... More









EU targets 1 July for European digital Covid certificate launch

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The European Union’s proposed digital Covid certificate that will enable EU residents to confirm that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, received a negative test result or recovered from the illness is “well on track to be ready by the end of June”, according to the European Commission... More