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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 1998;4(2):145-156.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.1998.4.2.145    Published online December 31, 1998.
A Method for the Application of Emergency Medical Information System in Health IC Card
Heung Sik Park, Seung Ghon Nam, Jae Ouk Ahn, Hyeon Eui Kim, Ju Han Kim, Cheol Kyu Jeung, Tae Jin Kim, Ki Han Lee
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
2Department of pediatrics, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea.
3Health Promotion Center, Soon-Chun-hyang University Hospital, Korea.
4Red Cross College of Nursing, Korea.
5Douglas Porter Fellow in Medical Informatics, Division of Clinical Computing, Department of Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, USA.
6MediCals System, Co., Korea.
7Architecture and Network Lab., Department of Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea.
8Department of Computer Engineering, Seoul Women's University, Korea.

Recent developments in computer and communication technology were studied in relation to medical information network systems, using computers and IC cards, to solve problems in community health. Trial use of health IC card systems for personal health data management are already in existence in some countries. The health IC card system provides good quality information to the doctors, the hospital, the patients, and the insurance organizations. Emergency medical information card systems that take advantage of advanced information-related technologies such as computers and communication systems, in order to improve their emergency medical care systems may have many advantages. Emergency medical information card can provide a way to protect people during medical emergencies by providing physicians with their vital medical information during the critical seconds of emergency care if being unable to provide your vital medical information. Before introducing these systems, recognition that an important problems such as standardization of the data and code for the medical information systems, defining the access and usage rights by user profiles and the types of data for the security and data protection must be considered. We studied the emergency medical information card systems to clarify their purpose, analyse their present status, standardize the data and codes and define the access and usage rights and present the ideal system, in view of community health care requirements. Here the results of the research are examined, and there is a discussion of what is needed to use the emergency medical card system in the future.

Key Words: Emergency Medical Information Card System, Standardization, Code, Security


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