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At a glance: data protection and management of health data in South Korea

Data protection and management

Definition of ‘health data’

What constitutes ‘health data’? Is there a definition of ‘anonymised’ health data?

No law specifically defines ‘health data’ per se, but ‘health information’ is categorised as a type of sensitive information under article 23 of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). According to the Guidelines for Use of Health-Medical Data co-published by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) and PIPA in September 2020, ‘health information’ includes but is not limited to the following:

  • medical records and electronic medical records under the Medical Service Act (MSA), and other records produced in hospitals that indicate or easily enable the indication of medical treatment details (eg, hospital receipts containing medical treatment details);
  • data for insurance claims collected by the National Health Insurance Service, the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, and other private insurance companies, data related to health, illness, injury, etc, used in the subscription design and ancillary data;
  • health examination data, health examination result data;
  • health status information diagnosed by a physician, measured by medical devices, or identified or estimated through estimation of insurance claim records, other algorithms, etc; and
  • information collected through medical devices to measure health status or health habits (eg, number of steps, heart rate, oxygen saturation, blood sugar, blood pressure and electrocardiogram).


In particular, if information that is normally not considered health information is used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention or management of diseases, such information will also be viewed as health information (eg, a voice recording is not health information under normal circumstances, but if the risk of disease is predicted using a voice recording, that voice recording file will be considered health information). Meanwhile, pseudonymised information refers to personal information that has been processed, such as deletion or replacement of certain parts, so that a specific

Beal University’s Health Information Management Program Receives Initial Accreditation for Seven Years

Bangor, ME –News Direct– Beal University

Beal University is proud to announce that its Health Information Management (HIM) Baccalaureate Degree Program has been awarded Initial Accreditation for Seven Years by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The accreditation was granted following a comprehensive program review conducted by the Health Information Management Accreditation Council and the CAHIIM Board of Directors.

The vote to award initial accreditation to Beal University’s HIM program took place on February 16, 2024. This accreditation underscores the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established CAHIIM 2018 Health Information Management Accreditation Standards. Beal University’s HIM program has demonstrated a commitment to continuous quality improvement in higher education, as recognized by CAHIIM.

“We are thrilled to receive initial accreditation for our Health Information Management Baccalaureate Degree Program,” said Sheryl DeWalt, MBA, CPA, President of Beal University. “This accreditation is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff, and students in upholding the highest standards of education in health informatics and information management.”

The HIM program at Beal University equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly evolving field of health information management. Through a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on learning experiences, students gain expertise in managing health information systems, ensuring data accuracy and security, and utilizing technology to improve healthcare delivery.

The CAHIIM accreditation serves as a mark of quality and excellence in health informatics and information management education. It signifies that Beal University’s HIM program meets or exceeds the rigorous standards set forth by CAHIIM, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to excel in their careers as health information management professionals.

Beal University is committed to delivering a high-quality education and real-world experiential opportunities that positions its graduates for success. Beal’s instructors have

Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Recognizes HIMSS 2024 Changemakers in Health Award Recipients

February 29, 2024 — The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, HIMSS, recently announced it HIMSS 2024 Changemaker in Health Awards and scholarship recipients, according to an announcement published Jan. 25 by the organization. In so doing, HIMSS reports the awards — presented in 12 categories — recognize those helping transform the global health ecosystem, and “celebrates inspirational and innovative healthcare leaders for their relentless pursuit to improve care by harnessing the power of information and technology.” The statement detailing the awards congratulated the winners, adding, “HIMSS Changemakers are inspiring leaders who rigorously challenge the status quo in their journey to build a brighter health future.”

The 2024 HIMSS Changemaker Award Recipients across 12 categories include:

HIMSS Chapter Advocate Volunteer Award

Christopher Kunney, CPHIMS, FACHDM, MSMOT, Advocacy Chair, HIMSS Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA

HIMSS Chapter Leader Volunteer Award

Kendall Brown, Southeast Sales Director, Centrak, HIMSS South Florida Chapter, Miami Beach, FL

HIMSS Global Patient Innovator Award

Grace Cordovano, PhD, BCPA, Co-Founder, Unblock Health, West Caldwell, NJ

Guido Giunti, MD, PhD, MBA(c), NeuroInsight MSCA Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, Adjunct Professor, Digital Health, University of Oulu, Dublin, Ireland | Oulu, Finland

HIMSS Health Equity Award was presented to the following 5 persons:

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, FASA, FAMIA, FCPP, Senior Associate Dean and Director, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, Professor, Anesthesiology at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Marina El Khawand, Founder and President, Medonations, Beirut, Lebanon

Gabriel Garcia-Lopez, MSHI, CPHIMS, Health Information Systems Director, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Los Angeles, CA

Monika Sonu, DR, Co-Founder and Director, New Product Development, Healthinnovation Toolbox, Bengaluru, India

Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Center for Indigenous Health, Professor, Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

HIMSS John A. Page Distinguished Fellow Award

Olga Kagan, PhD, RN, CIMI, FAAAAI,

Inequity Driven Mistrust – Its Impacts to Infodemic Management and Health Response and what to do about it – World



The COVID-19 pandemic, along with other recent health crises, has highlighted the detrimental impact of misinformation and mistrust of health information on health systems. Studies have underscored the negative associations between mistrust and various aspects associated to a health response, including health outcomes, utilization of preventive health services, willingness to receive care (including vaccination), mortality rates during an emergency, perceptions of risks, and overall acceptance of health measures (Lee & Lin 2011, Musa et al. 2009,
Ahorsu 2021, Reiersen et al. 2022, Bollyky 2022, Pian et al. 2021). Understanding what drives mistrust in health information and what possible actions can mitigate or address the impact that this mistrust has on the effectiveness of health emergency response is critical (Mulukom 2022). Given the significant role that trust plays during a health response, it becomes paramount to take a deeper look at what the main drivers of trust in health information are during a health crisis. This research is situated as part of the Rooted in Trust (RiT) project at Internews, which since 2020 has partnered with over 41 local organizations in 15 different humanitarian settings to respond to the unprecedented scale and speed of health-related rumors and misinformation. As part of our project, we have identified that inequity is an important driver of mistrust, particularly for at-risk communities in humanitarian settings.
Inequity has also proven to be an important social determinant of health that can have an impact on health outcomes (WHO, 2008).

A recount of the existing literature shows a significant gap, which this paper aims to begin to address. Some studies have conceptualized information inequality as the lack of access to factual and scientific information and emphasized how it contributes to the rise of misinformation (Mostagir & Siderius , 2022). However, “infodemic”1 management has shown that access

From Paper to Pixels: The Future is Bright for Health Information Management

The evolution of Health Information Management (HIM) professionals has been remarkable. They are no longer paper pushers (literally) and are now stewards of healthcare data. Jennifer Mueller, President of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), sees a bright future for the HIM industry.

Healthcare IT Today sat down with Jennifer Mueller, AHIMA President and the Vice President & Privacy Officer at the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center (WHAIC) to the explore the past, present, and bright future of HIM professionals. We caught up with her at the 2023 American Health Information Management Association annual conference (AHIMA23).

Putting Paper in the Rearview Mirror

It wasn’t that long ago that HIM professionals were responsible for managing paper medical records. The era of rolling shelves, paperclips, and Dictaphones ended less than 20 years ago. Prior to the Meaningful Use incentives in 2005, only 20% of medical records were stored electronically.

A lot has changed.

“I lived through that transition,” said Mueller with a smile. “When I started my career in health information, I worked in the medical records department. We had a wall full of paper records. There were 14 volunteers that would file papers. Within 10 years, we had no more paper records. Ten is relatively fast to go completely paperless.”

HIM Professionals = Stewards of Health Data

Today, HIM professionals are not only responsible for accurate record-keeping but also play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and usability of the vast amounts of healthcare data.

“We are collecting so much data now,” continued Mueller. “It’s now up to us to ensure that data is accurate, timely, and useful. We have to ask ourselves – how can we help to leverage that data to improve patient care.”

One area where Mueller believes HIM professionals can make

Health Information Management Professional-Health Records- Part Time

1. Responsible for the timely and accurate coding and abstracting of patient related health information.
2. Achieve and maintain expected coding quality and productivity standards
3. Incorporate knowledge of CMG and HIG methodologies to correctly rank and assign diagnostic and intervention codes
4. Complete corrections as indicated on the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) error listing.
5. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of standards and guidelines for classification systems and reporting requirements.
6. Participate in regular Data Quality Committee meetings and departmental quality assurance audits.

1. Graduate of an approved Health Records Technician Diploma.
2. Member of CHIMA in good standing.
3. Certification as a Health Information Management Professional (HIMP).
4. Proficiency in medical terminology.

5. Experience in ICD-10 coding/abstracting of Discharge Abstract Database (DAD); National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).
6. Experience with MED 2020 (Winrecs) abstracting for CIHI.
7. Proven knowledge and use of CIHI Discharge Abstract Database (DAD); National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), CIHI products, definitions and standards
8. Previous experience in Health Records Department

9. Thorough understanding of privacy legislation including the Personal Health Information Act, the Mental Health Act and the Public Hospitals’ Act.
10. Excellent typing skills and proficiency in a Microsoft environment.
11. Ability to work independently and interdependently as part of a team.
12. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills.
13. Proficient with data analysis and interpretation.
14. Demonstrated ability to maintain successful working relationships; ability to meet and interact with people in a pleasant, professional, responsible and reassuring manner, both in person and on the telephone; tact, courtesy and alertness in public contacts.
15. Demonstrated behaviour consistent with the hospital’s mission statement and iCcare Way.

Note: Because of the changing nature of the work and work to be done, other responsibilities and duties may

What is Health Information Management?

Updated on Aug 22, 2023, with contributions from Nicholas Patterson.

Two professionals discussing what health information management is 

Have you ever noticed that when you visit your physician’s office, you’re asked to review your past and current health status? You were likely given a form to verify your past medical history and a list of current medications. Do you ever wonder why you have to review this form every time you go to the doctor? 

Continue reading to find out why.

An Example of Information Management in Healthcare 

Meet Sara, a young mother of three children. It’s late at night when Sara’s two-year-old son Ben wakes up with shortness of breath. Because of Ben’s history of premature birth and subsequent breathing difficulties, Sara rushes Ben to the hospital. 

When signing in at the emergency room, Sara is asked a series of questions about Ben’s past health concerns. Exhausted and distraught, Sara can’t remember important details of her son’s previous conditions. She remembers that Ben was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for three weeks but can’t recall the details of his illnesses and treatments during the hospitalization.

The nurse reassures Sara that everything is going to be alright and that she can retrieve Ben’s health information from the electronic health record (EHR). As the nurse is reviewing Ben’s chart in the EHR, she notices an alert indicating that Ben has an allergy to Augmentin. This critical information is essential in treating Ben’s current illness. If it had not been documented correctly, Ben’s health safety could have been compromised during this emergency room visit.

How Health Information Management (HIM) Can Help

Having accurate health information documented is critical to patient safety, and this is where health information management (HIM) professionals can help:

  • HIM professionals work to ensure health information is documented accurately, timely and securely.
  • HIM professionals work

Workflow Management Systems Boost Efficiency in US Healthcare Information Exchange Market 2023-2028

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United States Healthcare Information Exchange Market Adoption Of Electronic Health Records By Percentage By Hospita

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United States Healthcare Information Exchange Market Adoption Of Electronic Health Records By Percentage By Hospita

Dublin, July 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “United States Healthcare Information Exchange Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 – 2028)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The United States healthcare information exchange market is set to achieve a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.2% during the forecast period.

The market was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, with a surge in demand for electronic medical records and health information systems to track the rising number of Covid-affected patients and diagnostics. Market players responded to the urgent need by developing and introducing advanced healthcare information exchange systems, fueling market growth.

Notably, the introduction of various innovative systems for COVID-19 data management contributed notably to the market’s expansion. With the emergence of various mutant strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the demand for healthcare information exchange is expected to remain intact, further boosting market growth in the coming years.

Main Factors Driving Market Growth:

  1. Increasing Investment in Healthcare Technology Advancements: The healthcare sector’s growing investment in technology advancements has paved the way for sophisticated healthcare information exchange systems. Organizations are keen on adopting digital solutions to streamline processes and enhance patient care, driving market growth.

  2. Government Support via Programs and Incentives: Government support through various programs and incentives has encouraged the adoption of healthcare information exchange systems. Significant investments have been directed towards modernizing public health infrastructure and ensuring readiness for ongoing and emerging public health emergencies, further boosting the market.

  3. Reduction in Healthcare Costs and Improved Efficacy: Healthcare information exchange systems offer improved efficiency in data sharing, resulting in reduced healthcare costs. By facilitating

Health Information Technology And Exchange Opportunities And Priorities For Older Adults – Workflow and Workload Management

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Editor’s Note: Data exchange is crucial to coordinating care
and services for older Californians, particularly those who have an
array of health and social needs and require multidisciplinary
teams to manage care and transitions between settings. Too often,
however, health care and social services are siloed, which creates
barriers that limit data sharing needed to improve care and
outcomes.1 In a new report for the Archstone Foundation,
Manatt Health provides an overview of data exchange in California
as it relates to older adults, including a strategic landscape,
opportunities assessment, funding priorities and key areas where
investment could have maximum impact. An executive summary is
below. Click here to download a free copy of the full
report—and here to view our free webinar based on the
report, including important lessons for other states seeking to
advance data exchange and enhance team-based care for older

As health and human services are increasingly delivered and
supported by digital technologies, it is essential that older
adults and caregivers have access to and the capability to use
digital and broadband-enabled technologies. Older adults, however,
still face a digital divide when it comes to the adoption and use
of smartphones and the Internet, which remain lower for older
adults than for younger populations.

Similarly, it is important for the health and human services
providers who care for older adults to have the health information
technology (HIT) and data exchange capabilities to seamlessly use
and exchange data with other settings and care team members. While
most acute care hospitals and physician organizations have
benefited from funding programs that have

Soon after suffering a place of work accident, previous carpenter thrives in overall health information management

When a devastating on-the-job accident forced Michael McGill to modify job paths,
he found a new enthusiasm by way of the Health Details Management software at Saskatchewan

Michael McGill crafted a occupation in the development sector. He put in in excess of 20 decades
as a carpenter he beloved being lively, working with his fingers and interacting with
buyers. When his entire id was upended by a workplace accident, he felt missing
and fell into a deep depression. By way of his healing journey he uncovered the Saskatchewan
Polytechnic Wellbeing Info Administration (HIM) program and identified a new passion
that has remodeled into a productive job.

“This work is extremely satisfying. I am part of the team that makes certain the details
shoppers share is guarded and secured,” suggests McGill, supervisor of Facts Stewardship,
Audit and Privateness with Island Wellbeing in British Columbia. McGill relocated to B.C.
in 2021 after accepting a position as a privacy professional with Island Well being he transitioned
to his latest position at the starting of 2023. Getting labored as a practicum student
at the Place of work of Saskatchewan Data Privacy Commissioner, McGill knew he enjoyed
performing in privateness. “I love privateness and required to expend my profession in health care privateness,”
he says. McGill’s Health Information Administration diploma is proudly shown on his
workplace wall, a reminder of his resilience and toughness.

On August 30, 2011, McGill’s life altered in an instantaneous it is a working day he remembers vividly.
McGill was struck in the experience by a 30-foot, 100-pound pipe and thrown 10 feet landing
on a established of metal sawhorses. McGill experienced a really serious concussion and broken again,
requiring six screws and 4 rods in his backbone. A calendar year and half after the incident
he underwent a spinal

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