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HOME > POLICIES > Becoming One of the World’s Top 7 Biohealth Nations > Creation of Medical Services Based on ICT Convergence

Creation of Medical Services Based on ICT Convergence

1. Expansion of Telemedicine With Effects Felt by Public

Providing Telemedicine that Reaches Out to the People

  • Expansion of Telemedicine Focused on Vulnerable Groups
    • Islands and remote areas) Expansion of serviced regions to enhance accessibility of medical services for residents of islands and remote areas (11 locations→20 locations) (2H ‘16)
    • (Rural areas) Expansion of emergency remote collaborative treatment betweencentral hospitals in large cities and emergency wards in rural areas (30 locations→70 locations) (2H ‘16)
    • (Special areas) Expanding healthcare welfare in special areas such as to troops in extremely remote areas (40→63 locations),ships at sea (6 vessels→20 vessels), andcorrective facilities (30→32 locations)through telemedicine (2H ‘16)
  • Providing Services Focused on Real Lives
    • (Workers)Providing customized healthcare services toemployees of SMEs through Worker Health Centers (5 locations) in industrial zones (Jun ‘16-)
    • (Chronic patients)Chronic disease management service through telemedicine
      • - (Patient referral-return)Integration with referral-return systems between local clinics and general hospitalsto provide total care services from prevention to treatmentthrough telemedicine (Sep ‘16-)

        * (Local clinics) Chronic disease prevention and regular management, referral of complications to higher class general hospital ↔ (General hospital) treatment of complications, return of non-severe patients to local clinics

      • - (Community Health Centers)Prevention and management of chronic diseases by providing mobile healthcare services to at-risk groups for chronic diseases from community health centers (10 Centers)(Sep ‘16-)
    • (Seniors) Satisfying demand for medical services through telemedicine for seniors residing in Rural Creative Villages (10 villages) and senior care facilities (10 acilities)(2H ‘16)

Working on additional demonstrative projects in special regions (aged regions, etc.) and for special diseases

2. Active Exchange of Treatment Information

Reducing Inconvenience and Burden Through ICT-based Treatment Information Sharing

  • Creating Foundation for Standardized Medical Information
    • Development of standardized medical terms/formats and quality management allowing the generation and exchange of medical information based on standardization (‘16-)

      * Expanded development of medical terms for diagnosis and testing (-Sept ’16) and announcement of revision (-Dec ’16), expanded development of medical information standards including standard format for medical records, EMR standard functions, etc. (-Oct ‘16)

    • Building system for standardized exchange allowing compatibility between medical institutions reflecting established standards (-Oct ’16)
  • Expansion of Demonstrative Project for Treatment Information Exchange
    • (Expansion of participating institutions)Additional expansion of central medical institutions-collaborating clinics and hospitals with frequent referrals, building a medical record and imaging information (CT, MRI) sharing system between medical institutions (-Jun ’16)

      * (Present) Seoul National University Bundang Hospital-clinics and hospitals in the area, Kyungpook National University Hospital-clinics and hospitals in the area → (Expansion) Severance Hospital-cooperating clinics and hospitals

    • (Inter-regional cooperation)Integration of demonstrative projects centered on regional central hospitals to expand information exchange among regions(Jun-Dec ’16)
    • (Evaluation of demonstrative project)Analysis of medical records exchange outcomes- reduction of medical costs, quality of medical service, operational efficiency, etc., and establishment of expansion strategy (-Dec ’16)

      * Expansion following revision of relevant laws based on demonstrative project

Last Update : 2016.4.19

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