PhilCare has partnered with Samsung to offer the country's first NFC-capable membership card. The use\u00a0of NFC technology makes the availment of health services from hospitals faster, more efficient, and\u00a0close to paperless. NFC Powered NFC or near field communication is a form of wireless, radio-wave technology, that allows the transfer\u00a0of data between two enabled devices in a single tap. The technology has been around for some time now and is used by banks, retail, transport, and service providers worldwide and has been deployed to accommodate wireless payments. In the case of PhilCare, the account details of it's members are encoded on the membership cards. It can then be easily accessed by hospitals and clinics with NFC-enabled Samsung devices, allowing for quicker and more efficient transactions. \u201cWe are proud to introduce this new technology to the HMO industry. We\u2019ve been looking for the best\u00a0technology to make medical services smoother and more convenient for our clients and providers and\u00a0NFC seems to be the perfect fit for this goal,\u201d said Noemi Azura, CEO & President, PhilCare. NFC-powered PhilCare members can now enjoy the service in over 200 service providers of PhilCare with NFC-capable phones from Samsung. The launch of its new membership cards is only one of the many innovations PhilCare has set up to affirm its position as a pioneer in the health care industry. In 2013, PhilCare launched its mobile application GO! Mobile, becoming the first HMO provider to bring the service to its members. For more tech-centric news and reviews, please follow us on Facebook (facebook.com\/TechnoBaboy),\u00a0and Twitter (@technobaboy). We\u2019ll\u00a0do our best to keep you up-to-date.