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Health data sharing system launched

March 07, 2016

The Government today launched the Electronic Health Record Sharing System to enhance the continuity of care, promote public-private partnership and improve the quality of healthcare services.


People can register with the system from March 13, for free.


Doctors at public hospitals or private healthcare institutions can access patients' comprehensive health records such as drug allergies or which vaccinations they have received.


The data sharing system will help reduce the duplication of tests and prescription risks to provide a better and more timely treatment for patients.


To protect patients' personal data and privacy, all the participating healthcare providers must install secured communication modules to connect to the system.


A text will be sent to the patient's mobile phone to alert them about when their records are being read.


Launching the system today, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man said that apart from public healthcare institutions, private sector participation and patient support are equally important for the scheme's successful implementation.


Dr Ko added that 11 private hospitals have registered to join the scheme and called on more private healthcare providers and patients to join the system early.

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