By Lee I-chia / Journalist
More than 920,000 people have signed up to use the “My Health Bank” service and there are plans to expand the service to allow direct blood relatives to check family members’ medical histories in March, said the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA).
Launched in September 2014, the My Health Bank service allows national health insurance policyholders (NHAs) to create an account on the online system and consult their own medical history.
Information that users can search for in their account includes their inpatient, outpatient, and dental records for the past three years, vaccinations, allergic reactions, and prescribed drug consumption records and exam reports, preferences. about organ donation or palliative care, and reminders of their next recommendation. checkup.
My Health Bank users can also insert their height, weight, blood pressure, and other measurements to track their own health.
NHIA General Manager Lee Po-chang (李伯璋) said on Tuesday that more than 920,000 people have signed up to use the service so far and demographics have shown that 46% of users are between 31 and 50 years old, 53% are married, 55% are women and 74 percent live in urban areas.
When asked to share his experiences using the service, artist Alvin Hou (侯昌明) said he was often busy working and forgot about illnesses he had had, so Logging into their My Health Bank account allows them to clearly understand their medical history.
He said his father suffered from dementia, chronic hypertension, and diabetes, and needed repeat prescriptions, but sometimes forgot to collect the prescriptions due to his busy work schedule, the service said. help remind him.
The NHIA plans to expand the service allowing users to also check the medical records of their parents or children using their own account in March.
Many middle-aged people have busy work schedules, yet need to look after their elderly parents and children at the same time, so the expanded service should help them more easily manage the health of members of the family. their family, Lee said.
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