Bokjiro App won the Grand Prize in the Public Information Sector at the “2016 Smart App Awards”
Bokjiro App won the Grand Prize in the Public Information Sector at the “2016 Smart App Awards” On December 8, the Social Security Information Service (SSiS; President Byung In Lim) announced that the “Bokjiro” application (hereinafter, app) received a grand prize in the public information sector in the public service section at the “2016 Smart App Awards.” The event selects and awards the most innovative and successful mobile apps through the review of the evaluation committee, consisting of 3,000 internet experts representing Korea. It is the largest and most prestigious mobile app evaluation and award event in Korea, hosted by the Korea Internet Professional Association and sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning. This year, the Bokjiro app won the grand prize in the public information field in recognition of the improvement of user convenience and the introduction of personalized services for supporting the government 3.0 customized service in addition to last year’s first prize in the living information field of the living service section. The Bokjiro app launched its service in 2011 so that the people can easily access and use welfare information through mobile devices to keep pace with the spread of smartphones. Through constant reorganization, it has offered personalized services so that people can easily and quickly find welfare benefits according to their situation. It is downloadable both from the Android Play Store and the Apple App Store. Its main functions are as follows: △ welfare information of central and local governments; △ finding customized welfare service; △ notification of welfare by life cycle; △ search for welfare facilities in neighborhood; △ request for help (for user or neighbors); △ report of wrongful welfare receipt. In addition, since 2017, application for nursery fees, child care allowance, and infant school fees, all of which have been only available on the PC, will be available via mobile app. Bokjiro is Korea’s representative welfare portal managed by the Ministry of Health & Welfare and the SSiS. It is also available through its website (http://www.bokjiro.go.kr), blog (http://blog.bokjiro.go.kr), and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/bokjiro). On the other hand, the SSiS, which leads the realization of customized welfare through the operation of the social security information system, will integrate about 10 telephone numbers (managed by each system) into “1566-3232” from January 1, 2017, to strengthen the symbolism of the institute and improve convenience to the public. (Caption: “Bokjiro” app, managed by the Ministry of Health & Welfare and the SSiS, received a grand prize in the public information sector at the “2016 Smart App Awards.” (the first on the left side))
The SSiS Opens Seminar on Activation of Health Information Standard
The SSiS Opens Seminar on Activation of Health Information Standard - Sharing of current status health information standard and utilization plan - □ The Social Security Information Service (SSiS; President Byung In Lim) announced that it held 「Seminar on Health Information Standard for Health Informatization」on the topic of “activating health information standard” at 2 pm on November 30 (Wednesday) at the Post Tower of Seoul Central Post Office. □ The seminar was divided into three sessions: Session 1: giving awards to the contributors of standardization of health information; Session 2: direction and status of national health information standardization; and Session 3: sharing the utilization plan of health information standards in the medical field. ○ In particular, in this seminar, 10 contributors–including Manager Na Young Kim from the SSiS, who showed excellent performance in health informatization and standardization–were awarded the citation by the Minister of the Ministry of Health & Welfare. ○ In Session 2, Deputy Director Hwa Young Hong in the Division of Healthcare Policy introduced the “direction for promoting national health information standardization.” The head of department at SSiS, Jae Kwan Lee, announced “status and future plan of health information standards.” ○ Then, the team leader of the Department of Medical Information Records, Sul Kyung Baek at Ajou University Hospital, presented the development progress of the World Health Organization (WHO) and domestic field test results for ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases Signs), the international standard classification system. ○ In Session 3, specialists presented the field utilization plan of the health information standard. BIT Computer CEO, Jin Ok Chun, gave a presentation on “results of establishment of utilization system of standardized picture for medical treatment.” Professor Kyung Hee Cho at the National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital gave a presentation on “introduction and development direction of the clinical content model (CCM). Professor Sung Ki Lee at Kyungpook National University made a presentation on “technical standards for supporting medical information exchange.” □ This seminar provided an opportunity to share the development status and field application cases of the standards required for the improvement of the national health information service. It introduced the standardization promotion details to the workers in the industry related to the domestic health field, thereby promoting understanding and activation of standards. □ SSiS President Byung In Lim said, “we will continue to listen to the voice of the health field to continuously develop the health information standards, and we will do our best to spread the standards in cooperation with industry, related organizations and government departments.” □ The SSiS, which organized the event, is the central organization for the health informatization in Korea. It operates the national health information system in Korea. It also manages the WHO–FIC Korea Cooperation Center, the ISO/TC215 Assistant Institute, and Standard Development Cooperation Organization. Thus, it has strived to establish and spread the standard groundwork of the field of health information informatization. (Caption) President Byung In Lim taking a commemorative photo with the recipients of the Award by the Minister of the Ministry of Health & Welfare. (Caption) The SSiS held a seminar for the activation of health information standards.
The Social Security Information Service Won the Excellence Award at the “15th K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize Competition”
The Social Security Information Service Won the Excellence Award at the “15th K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize Competition” □ The Social Security Information Service (SSiS; President Byung In Lim) was selected as an exemplary information protection company in recognition of its continued efforts to secure information and strengthen personal information protection. On the November 11, it received the Excellence Award at the 15th K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize Competition. ○ The K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize, sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning and Korea Internet & Security Agency, is awarded to companies and individuals who have contributed to the improvement of information protection awareness and promotion of voluntary information protection practices. □ The K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize recipient is determined by the evaluation committee, consisting of experts in each field, through three stages including document screening, field examination, and comprehensive examination. The SSiS is an institute certified by the ISMS and PIMS and has been recognized for its excellence of systematic information protection management. □ The Personal Information Integration Control Center managed by the SSiS monitors the main personal information processing systems and prevents misuse and abuse of personal information. In recent year, it has been designated as a specialized institute according to the guideline on non-identification of personal information in the field of health and welfare. ○ In addition, the SSiS has strived to resolve the blind spots of security control by constantly expanding the control subjects through the operation of the Cyber Safety Center. It has improved the ability of the related organizations in the health and welfare sector to cope with cyber infringement. □ SSiS President Byung In Lim said, “We will continue to make efforts to enhance the public’s credibility of implementation and operation of public health and welfare policies and to protect the sensitive information of the public in the private sector as the leading institute that protects the valuable information of the public. (Photo) The SSiS received the Excellence Award at the 15th K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize Competition on the 11th. [Reference] K-ICT Information Protection Grand Prize ○ (Business host) Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning ○ (Business supervision) Korea Internet & Security Agency ○ (Competition subjects) Organizations (all companies including public institutions) and individuals ○ (Award details) One Grand Prize (Minister of the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning), Two Excellence Awards (President of the Korea Internet & Security Agency) ○ (Competition details) Selecting exemplary companies and individuals in terms of information protection to raise awareness of information protection and encourage voluntary information protection practice ○ (Evaluation criteria) Contribution to development of information protection industry, manpower training, raising awareness, and technology development (1st document screening → 2nd field examination → 3rd comprehensive examination)
Social Security Information Service (SSiS) receives Minister of the Interior’s Award again in Excellent Government 3.0 Competition
Social Security Information Service (SSiS) receives Minister of the Interior’s Award again in Excellent Government 3.0 Competition - SSiS takes a step forward as an organization that reflects the value of the people-oriented Government 3.0 Social Security Information Service (SSiS; President Im Byung In) received Minister of the Interior’s Award at 2016 Excellent Government 3.0 Competition hosted by Ministry of the Interior at Bexco in Busan on Nov. 9. Excellent Government 3.0 Competition presents 16 excellent cases which are selected through document-based and online review from nationwide excellent cases of Government 3.0 and finalizes its ranking through electronic vote by field evaluation group and expert reviews. And this is its fourth year. The title for the SSiS submission that captured Minister of the Interior’s Award in the competition is “’Don’t suffer all by yourself. I’ll get close to you.‘ ― Discovering Welfare Blind Spots with Big Data’” ‘Discovering Welfare Blind Spots with Big Data’ shows that the government provides customized services for needy people by breaking from the previous mode in which those in need are supposed to apply for welfare services and using big data to track people who need help. And this shows the paradigm change in welfare administration. This year, SSiS has provided customized welfare services for about 37,000 persons through ‘Discovering Welfare Blind Spots with Big Data’, taking the lead in realizing ‘government with people-oriented service’ a core value of Government 3.0, in recognition of which SSiS received the award in two straight years. President Im Byung said, “With the honor from the competition, we have once again realized that SSiS should work as a people-oriented agency. With a view to creating Korea where all people are happy, we will do our best to make SSiS a model agency that spearheads the realization of the value of Government 3.0” SSiS received Minister of the Interior’s Award again in Excellent Government 3.0 Competition.
2016 Consulting for Emergency Safety Alert Service for the Elderly Living Alone and Severely Disabled
2016 Consulting for Emergency Safety Alert Service for the Elderly Living Alone and Severely Disabled -Expected to increase business managers’ work proficiency and strengthen competence - □ The Social Security Information Service (SSiS; President Byung In Lim) and the Ministry of Health & Welfare announced to 300 emergency management staff and local governments that they would carry out “2016 consulting for emergency safety alert service for the elderly living alone and severely disabled” on November 1st (Tuesday)-11th (Friday). ○ The SSiS will conduct consulting four times in each region, focusing on the management of in-house equipment, response procedures for emergency situation, and other systems management, all of which the SSIS has difficulties in handling. ○ Management staff from outstanding institutes who have abundant work experience will participate in this consulting and share field cases and management tips. Therefore, this consulting is expected to be a good opportunity for effective management of the corresponding work. □ SSiS President Byung In Lim said, “we are in the process of integrating the system so that emergency management staff and local officials can more efficiently and easily approach their work. We also plan to carry out customized consulting for education subjects to strengthen their competence.” □ The emergency safety alert service has been used to detect fire, gas leaks, and activity through sensors installed in the homes of the elderly living alone (since 2008, 80,000 homes) and severely disabled (since 2013, 3,300 homes), both of whom live in the safety blind spot. It also automatically reports emergency situations to 119, and includes visits of the local managers (emergency management staff) to prevent accidents and take a prompt action. The SSiS supports emergency situation monitoring, 119 connection, and equipment management through the emergency safety alert management system. (Caption) The 2016 consulting for emergency safety alert services for the elderly living alone and severely disabled is being carried out.
SSiS honored at 2016 Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) & Forbes CSR Grand Prize
SSiS honored at 2016 Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) & Forbes CSR Grand Prize - Honored for two straight years in recognition for CSR activities closer to local community SSiS is a central organization in social security information that realizes a more dense social security network by strengthening its effort to discover people in need who find themselves in welfare blind spots through social security information. SSiS has created and is operating ‘Blind Spot Discovery Management System’ by tapping into such data as on cut off power, cut off water supply, or cut off gas, to make sure that more people can enjoy the customized welfare benefits with a fixed amount of funding. In addition, SSiS provides active supports such as consulting and work manual to creating ‘welfare hubs out of eup, myeon, and dong’ so that welfare staff from the municipalities visit residents and provide counseling and customized services to them. Moreover, SSiS works to support home repair service worth about 5 billion won for households discovered through cooperation with private companies and related agencies for the purpose of improving energy efficiency, more effectively discover blind spots through providing health supports for youths from poor families and delivering women’s necessary supplies, and provide customized welfare to all corners of local community in eup, myeon, or dong. Also, to fulfil its responsibilities as a public organization that takes the lead in realizing welfare for the happiness of people and thereby create a warm society, SSiS has established one-on-one sisterhood between its executives and employees and 120 elderly people living alone in six districts of Seoul, the former group regularly visiting the latter to deliver goods and serve as talking partners. People of SSiS are actively engaged in various CSR activities such as ‘love sharing blood donation campaign’ to promote a stable blood supply and ‘briquette sharing volunteer work’ to help the households struggling with energy supply. This year, Anguk Branch of BeautifulStore gave a ‘Beautiful Saturday’ bazaar, to which the SSiS executives and employees donated about 600 items and where SSiS employees volunteered to sell stuffs. SSiS donated the proceeds from the bazaar, about 5 million won, to BeautifulStore’s project for helping the socially disadvantaged, thus contributing to protecting environment and putting into action sharing and recirculation. SSiS honored with 2016 Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) & Forbes CSR Grand Prize