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한국보건의료정보원

Korea Health Information Service

Health Information Exchange?

A service to safely and electronically send and receive the medical charts of people(patient) who agreed to provide personal information to and from medical institutions in order to secure continuity of treatment so that the doctor can refer to the patient treatment

Purpose

People(Patient
  • Reinforce patient safety with fast and quick response of treatment in reference to treatment history
  • Reduce medical cost by minimizing duplicate treatment and prescription
  • Improve access to and convenience of medical service
Medical Institutions
  • Reinforce medical continuity by referring to medical history
  • Reinforce fast treatment support and collaboration network by establishing medical information exchange system
  • Improve quality of medical service and support decision making by providing medical information such as continuous prescription and examination results

Expected Effects

Health Information Exchange System

  • People(Patient)
    Provide convenience of people(patients) through electronic transmission of medical records
  • Medical Institutions
    Reinforce work efficiency utilizing computer systems at the time of request and sending back
  • Collaboration Treatment Network
    Exchange regardless of location, type and base of medical institutions, and relation of cooperating medical institutions
  • Contents Provision
    Connect to HIRA medical charge, judgment of patients with industrial disaster of COMWEL and support of emergency patient transfer.

Public Service

  • Fast Medical Service
    Medical staffs can diagnose patients accurately in reference to previous medical records of patients by exchanging medical information electronically between medical institutions
  • Healthy Medical Service without Duplication
    Health information exchange service can provide safe and effective medical service by removing duplicate prescription and reducing risk of misdiagnosis with collaboration system between medical institutions
  • Accurate Medical Service
    Medical staff can continue remaining medical service and treatment of patients by checking the medical and treatment history of patients for the period after the patient applies the service
  • Easy to Carry/Convey Medical Information
    Medical institutions can use medical information conveniently and easily through sending and receiving of medical information between medical institutions with subscription to health information exchange service while medical information should be managed by patients at the time of request and sending back so that patients can receive timely and suitable medical service from suitable medical staff at the suitable medical institutions according to medical delivery system.

Business Status

  • 2016
    • Laid a legal foundation
  • 2017
    • Converted the main project, built document repository, expanded medical institution of cooperation and built image information exchange system
  • 2018
    • Reinforced voluntary participation, expanded participation in public medical institutions, and improved image information exchange system
  • 2019
    • Built document storage, expanded medical institution of cooperation and pursued activation of iimage information storage
  • 2020
    • Completed national network of Health Information Exchange, expanded infrastructure of Health Information Exchange
  • 2021
    • Reinforced public feature of Health Information Exchange (linked with Korea Workers’ Compensation & Welfare Service and emergency patient transfer support system )

Document Repository :15 Places(Public: 1 place, Base : 14 places)

  • Built document repository for each region nationwide

Base Medical Institutions : 55 Places(base: 44 places, unit : 11 places)

  • (Base) higher level general hospital or public general hospital (unit) general hospital with over 300 beds, dental hospitals

Participating medical institutions : 6,870 places

  • As of Oct. 31, 2021

System configuration

System configuration

Health Information Exchange Service Procedure

Health Information Exchange Service Procedure

Health Information Exchange Consent Procedure

Consent to Health Information Exhcange

Apply for Health Information Exchange Service (consent to collection, use and provision of personal information)

Method 1 Consent at Public Portal

  • Consent to collection and use of personal information for health information exchange through verification at Health Information Exchange portal(MyChart, mychart.kr)

Method 2 Consent by visiting Medical Institution(digital or written)

  • Directly visit the medical institution participating at health information exchange project and submit a consent on collection, use and provision of personal information for health information exhcnage

Inquiry of Participation in Health Information Exchange Service

Health Information Exchange Call Center 1666-7598(Caller Pay)