The Republic of Korea
2021 HIRA International Symposium and Training Course
About the Event
(Symposium) Utilizing IT for Safe Drug Use
The COVID-19 crisis occurred in 2019 has dramatically disrupted our daily life and exposed major vulnerabilities in the healthcare system for almost every country.
Korea is considered exemplary case of responding to the COVID-19, and it is supported by cutting-edge IT technology.
Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) contributed to preventing the spread of the infectious disease at an early stage by utilizing its advanced IT system called DUR-ITS (Drug Utilization Review - International Traveler Information System). HIRA has operated the system for the past 10 years and holds an International Symposium on October 26th to reflect on the history and achievements of the DUR system and to contribute to create an environment for drug safety management.
International Training Course Programs
HIRA has been internationally recognized by the international community with the efforts to improve the quality of healthcare services and maintain an adequate level of rapidly increasing healthcare expenditure. Due to the growing demand of the international community, HIRA has endeavored to share its knowledge and experiences with other countries. In this context, HIRA established the “HIRA Global UHC Campus” to contribute to expanding the world’s access to UHC by building capacity in the management of healthcare systems. In particular, this year, as part of Korea-Central Asian cooperation, a ‘Central Asia Session’ was prepared in the training course to share what HIRA has and to share the main contents and challenges of health care in Central Asian countries.