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Non-life Insurance Product to Cover Infectious Diseases Available in 2021

Non-life Insurance Product to Cover Infectious Diseases Available in 2021

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A new non-life insurance product to compensate individuals and businesses for financial losses caused by the spread of infectious disease like COVID-19 is expected to be available late next year. The Korea Insurance Development Institute (KIDI) announced on Wednesday that it had started developing an infectious disease risk evaluation [...]

Over 500 Entered S. Korea After Contracting Infectious Diseases in 2017: Report

Over 500 Entered S. Korea After Contracting Infectious Diseases in 2017: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 500 people entered South Korea through direct flights in 2017 after contracting contagious diseases abroad, a report said Wednesday. A total of 529 direct-flight entrants were found to have contracted dengue fever, malaria and other infectious diseases in foreign countries that year, according to the report by [...]

KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A consortium led by telecom giant KT Corp. will monitor and combat infectious diseases in real-time by using big data, the company said Friday. The consortium was selected by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to establish the big data system for monitoring and surveillance of the [...]

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities and the nation’s three mobile carriers launched a collaboration Thursday to monitor and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Under an agreement between the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., the authorities will [...]

Korea Uses Prescription Big Data to Counter Infectious Diseases

Korea Uses Prescription Big Data to Counter Infectious Diseases

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service recently teamed up with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to establish a big data-based early detection system for infectious diseases using DUR – Drug Utilization Reviews. DUR refers to the constant review of prescriptions, pharmacy dispensing, and patient medication [...]

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Disease

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Disease

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s health authorities and one of the nation’s three mobile carriers launched a collaboration on Wednesday to monitor and further prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  Under an agreement between the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and LG Uplus Co., the authorities will provide information [...]