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S. Korea to Build Big Data Records on Most Common Cancers for Koreans

(image: Korea Bizwire)

(image: Korea Bizwire)

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire)The government has announced the launch of a ‘K-Cancer’ initiative to build big data records on the clinical information of the most common cancers for Koreans, including stomach cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer.

The Ministry of Health nd Welfare gave a briefing about its public health data and artificial intelligence (AI) innovation strategy during the national pending review and coordination meeting held on Thursday.

The ministry plans to place priority on standardizing the areas with far-reaching applications and on-site requests, including the information on the most frequent cancers for Koreans and patient-generated health data (PGHD).

To this end, the ministry will open 5,000 cases of public data in public health care area annually through the health insurance system.

Starting from the ‘K-Cancer’ big data records, the ministry will also build big data records for other types of diseases, including cardio-cerebrovascular diseases and respiratory diseases, including new types of infectious diseases.

The ministry formulated a blueprint aimed at completing the establishment of a three-source data platform centered on genetic bio information, hospital clinical records and public health medical data, by the year 2025.

Lina Jang (linajang@koreabizwire.com)

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