SEOUL, Jan.26 (Korea Bizwire) – Information about medication that has been taken in the past three months will now be available to individuals online.
The Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA) announced that it launched its ‘Medication I Took’ service on January 25.
The service provides users with information on drugs and their effects over the past three months using data gathered by DUR (Drug Utilization Review).
HIRA representatives explained that the service can enhance citizens’ right to know, and at the same time improve health care.
The service can also help prevent accidents that might occur from the misuse of medication.
By logging in with certification on the HIRA website (www.hira.or.kr), information about medication can be obtained.
The information can only be seen when a patient agrees to divulge personal information, and doctors should also obtain the agreement of a patient before going through the data.
Though the service has its merits, it is also highly private personal information. Officials from the organization are encrypting security ID numbers to ensure that the data remains confidential.
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)