Governance of eHR Programme Programme Steering Committee Food and Health Bureau Steering Committee on Electronic Health Record Sharing eHR Office Policy and Planning Unit Finance and Project Management Unit Infrastructure and Development Unit Working Group on Legal, Privacy and Security Issues Working Group on Date and Information Standards Working Group on Electronic Health Record Partnership Programme Steering Committee Food and Health Bureau Steering Committee on Electronic Health Record Sharing eHR Office Policy and Planning Unit Finance and Project Management Unit Infrastructure and Development Unit Working Group on Legal, Privacy and Security Issues Working Group on Date and Information Standards Working Group on Electronic Health Record Partnership Programme Steering Committee Food and Health Bureau Steering Committee on Electronic Health Record Sharing eHR Office Policy and Planning Unit Finance and Project Management Unit Infrastructure and Development Unit Working Group on Legal, Privacy and Security Issues Working Group on Date and Information Standards Working Group on Electronic Health Record Partnership

 

Steering Committee on Electronic Health Record Sharing

The Secretary for Food and Health had established the Steering Committee on Electronic Health Record (eHR) Sharing in July 2007 comprising healthcare professionals from both the public and private sectors to take forward and steer the development of the eHR programme.

  • Terms of reference
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    The terms of reference of the steering committee are:

    • To formulate strategies to facilitate the further development of eHR infrastructure and sharing of patients' records in both the public and private sectors.
    • To review as appropriate the institutional framework and structure that support and sustain the governance, management, operation and maintenance of the eHR sharing infrastructure.
    • To advise on various legal and privacy and other issues relating to the implementation and development of eHR sharing infrastructure.
    • To advise on technical issues relating to the eHR sharing infrastructure, including definitions, data security, data structures, data quality, standards and protocols of health record and information, and any other relevant technical and security issues.
    • To advise on strategies to promote the concepts of eHR, eHR technology, and patient record sharing among healthcare providers and the public.
    • To advise on any other issues that are relevant to the further development and the operation and maintenance of the eHR sharing infrastructure.
  • Membership
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    Chairman:

    • Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health)

    Members:

    • Mr CHAN Wai-kwok, Kenneth
    • Dr CHAN Wai-ling, Flora
    • Prof CHAN Wing-kwong
    • Dr CHOW Yat
    • Dr HO Pak-leung, JP
    • Dr HO Shiu-wei, William, JP
    • Mr LEE Wai-kwong, Sunny, JP
    • Mr LEUNG Kin-man, Michael, MH
    • Dr LEUNG Kin-ping
    • Dr LI Tak-lai, Theresa
    • Dr LUO Hao
    • Dr MAK Siu-king
    • Mr MUI Cheuk-nang, Kenny
    • Mr POON Yan-wing, Lawrence
    • Prof WONG Chi-sang, Martin
    • Dr WONG Chun-por, JP
    • Ms WONG Kam-fung
    • Prof YAP Keng-hung, Maurice, JP

    and representatives of:

    • Food and Health Bureau
    • Department of Health
    • Office of the Government Chief Information Officer

    Enquiry: Electronic Health Record Office, Food and Health Bureau

Working Group on Legal, Privacy and Security Issues

Working Group on Legal, Privacy and Security Issues is responsible for examining legal, privacy, security and related issues relating to the eHR sharing infrastructure with reference to existing legal provisions in Hong Kong as well as the relevant legal framework and experience in other economies.

Working Group on Data and Information Standards

Working Group on Data and Information Standards is responsible for addressing any technical issues relating to the further development, maintenance and enhancement of eHR sharing infrastructure, proposing work programmes for further development of eHR sharing infrastructure, identifying general obstacles to eHR sharing, and devising feasible solutions to promote adoption of eHR technology and acceptance of patient record sharing among healthcare providers as well as among the public.

Working Group on Electronic Health Record Partnership

Working Group on Electronic Health Record Partnership is responsible for formulating strategies to facilitate the development of eHR systems in the private sector contributing to the eHR Sharing System and to promote the participation of the private and non-government sectors in sharing patients' records amongst different healthcare providers.

Programme Steering Committee

eHR Programme Steering Committee is responsible for providing steer for the eHR Office, setting policies, strategies, targets and deliverables, and approving plans and budgets for implementing the eHR programme. The membership of the eHR Programme Steering Committee includes representatives of Food and Health Bureau, Department of Health, Hospital Authority, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Efficiency Office and other relevant Bureaux / Departments.