National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) launched Social Contribution Week from June 20 to July 22, designed to share the meaning of co-existence and sharing with regional communities in celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the establishment of NHIS and the 14th anniversary of the long-term care for the elderly.
During the Social Contribution Week, 214 “Geoni Gangi” Volunteering Teams are participating in social contribution activities under the theme “Society Growing Together with People and Regional Communities.”
The major projects include a scholarship program designed to support underprivileged national pension recipients, contribution to a program designed to support self-sufficiency of one-parent families, garbage collection, NHIS’s transparent PET bottle resources circulation program, and joint volunteer activities designed to make a clean housing environment.
NHIS President Kang Do-tae said, “I hope the social contribution activities in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the NHIS and the 14th anniversary of the long-term care insurance for the elderly will give a helping hand to low-income people and the underprivileged struggling with price hikes and inflation and offer hope.”
NHIS pledged to share the meaning of co-existence and sharing with regional communities by aggressively implementing social contribution projects that promote shared growth.
Meanwhile, National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) signed an MOU with the group Voice for Consumers to boost consumer-oriented medical “my data,” and agreed to proactively cooperate on that matter with each other.
NHIS and the Voice for Consumers held a ceremony to sign an MOU to secure the right to protect personal medical data at the National Assembly Parliamentarians’ Hall.
The two institutions also held a parliamentary debate und the theme “Gathering and Utilizing Medical Data, Challenges and Tasks in a Consumer Perspective.”
Under the agreement, the two organizations agreed to cooperate in ramping up awareness of the right to protect consumer data, and the reinvigoration of consumer-oriented medical care “my data.”
NHIS President Kang Do-tae and Chairman Kang Jung-hwa of the Voice for Consumers each gave an opening speech. Chairman Sung Il-jong of the Policy Committee at the People Power Party (PPP) delivered a commemorative speech.
The deal calls for the two institutions to communicate in order to spread the utilization of health medical “my data” based on the protection of consumers’ right related to medical care “my data,” exploring ways of cooperating in the spreading of the utilization of the public medical care “my data,” and supporting the spread of “my data” and sharing outcomes.
Prof. Oh Sang-woo of Dongguk University, concurrently Chairman of the Consumer-Oriented Health Forum, chaired the debate, jointly organized by NHIS and the Voice for Consumers.
Experts in the health care and big data sectors had in-depth discussions on ways of boosting medical care “my data” based on consumer data rights.
Prof. Kang Kun-wook of Seoul National University Medical College spoke of the current status of medical data and overhauling the strengthening of consumers’ benefits.
Shin Soon-ae, chief of the Big Data Strategy Division at NHIS, gave a presentation on medical care “my data” strategies to protect consumers’ rights. Prof. Jang Yoon-jung of the National Medical Center“ touched on ways of utilizing ‘consumer-oriented my health records.”
Prof. Lee Young-sung of Chungbuk National University, Director Jeong Yeong-hee in charge of medical information policy at the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chairman Byun Woon-jae of the Consumer Dispute Coordination Committee at Korea Consumer Agency, Prof. Park Jung-yeon of Hankyong National University and Secretary General Jeong Ji-yeon of the Voice for Consumers spoke during the debate as panelists.
NHIS President Kang Do-tae said, “NHIS, a medical care data management institution, will do its utmost to utilize safe medical care data by prioritizing the rights of consumers.”
Chairman Kang of the Voice for Consumers said, “I express hope the deal will further reinforce consumers’ rights related to data and advance the use of medical care “my data” so that consumers use them in a convenient and safe fashion.”