The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) said a study on tracing caregivers of long-time care recipients was carried in the latest online edition of the Journals of Gerontology, a SCI citation journal.
The family caregiving support project is designed to relieve the burden of family caregivers of long-term care recipients and build a support intervention regime.
The project involved the COMPASS Program, the first pilot project, targeting 739 family care-givers of long-term care recipients – 336 experimental group members and 403 comparison group members – during the period between Oct. 12, 2015 and May 27, 2016.
The effects of the project were confirmed in a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, and the project was institutionalized after a second pilot project was implemented.
The study traced the 739 participants of the first pilot project for one year the completion of the project to see whether the after effects of the COMPASS Program were retained. Four hundred and thirty-nine out of the 739 people participated in the trace survey and the experimental group members turned out to see their depression and risk to health decline.
Prof. Han Eun-jeong, the leader of the research, said, “The study confirmed the retention of the affirmative effects of the COMPASS Program one year after completion of the project, and it takes on significance since the program may be a major strategy to enable care recipients to lead a life in regional society.”
Prof. Han said, “The COMPASS Program is now in place at 174 operation centers to secure the sustainability of the program at super-aged society, and the program needs to come with efforts, such as manpower development and strengthening of education to improve its quality.”
Chairman Lim Chae-yoon of the Big Data Prize Screening Committee and Lee Jeong-soo, head of the Big Data Strategy Division at the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) pose after NHIS won the “4th Industrial Revolution Big Data Prize” for the fifth consecutive year at the 8th 4th Industrial Revolution Power Korea Daejeon at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, on July 12.
NHIS Takes Home Smart ‘4th Industrial Revolution Big Data Prize’ for 5th Consecutive Year
The National Health Insurance Service won the “4th Industrial Revolution Big Data Prize” for the fifth consecutive year at the 8th 4th Industrial Revolution Power Korea Daejeon at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, on July 12.
NHIS was designated as an award-winning institution in recognition of its contribution to ramping up social safety network by assisting health and medical care study and the establishment of government policies and providing public health services based on health insurance big data it has accumulated while carrying out responsibilities related to health insurance and long-term care.
NHIS has disclosed 129 pieces of information, such as medical uses of diseases with high public concern, such as influenza, medication prescription, and health check-up through the public data portal so anyone can use it and provided health information beneficial to people by offering tailored stats and publishing five kinds of state approved stats.
Lee Jeong-soo, head of the Big Data Strategy Division at NHIS, said, “We’ll expand and develop health and medical services so that people can sense in accordance with environment changes, such as realizing of a digital platform government and the revision of the act on the protecting of personal information, and redouble efforts to reinvigorate the data economy by gathering health insurance big data and the private sector’s innovation capabilities as a health and medical care data convergence leader.”