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  • By Song Soo-youn
  • Published 2018.10.01 15:15
  • Updated 2018.10.01 15:15
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National Health Insurance Service(NHIS) will receive a special achievement award for introducing Public Health Alarm Service, at the Asia-Pacific Social Security Forum under the sponsorship of International Social Security Association (ISSA).

ISSA is a nonprofit organization established to protect and promote global social security systems having 337 social security organizations and government agencies from 156 countries as its members.

NHIS will explain about Korea’s health insurance system and long-term care insurance service at the regional forum to be held in Kuala Lumpur from Oct. 2-4, with particular emphasis on the Public Health Alarm System, NHIS officials said Monday.

Public Health Alarm Service

Public Health Alarm Service is a big data-based service system, which integrates information, including medical treatment information held by NHIS, meteorological and environmental information at other government agencies and private social information, and provides regional risks of influenza, food poisoning, eye and skin diseases.

The state health insurance agency has come to receive the special achievement award for the alarm service’s contribution to preventing the spread of infectious diseases and promoting public health, the officials said.

ISSA’s Asia-Pacific Social Security Forum is a triennial conference that discusses 10 major reform issues in the social security area and seeks methods to develop social security systems in this part of the world, with about 200 representatives of regional social security agencies, government officials and international organizations attending.

“Population aging and use of big data have emerged as important issues at international social security area recently, and interests are growing in working out countermeasures and making the most of these issues,” said an NHIS official. “Our provision of infectious disease-preventing service by using big data at public and private organizations and contributing to the promotion of public health seems to have won recognition from the international community.”


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