New eHRSS Collateral - Guide for Healthcare Provider
With the extension of role-based controlled access to eHRSS to additional types of healthcare professionals (HCProfs) in the community in 2019, more healthcare organisations are now able to get on board eHRSS. To facilitate interested organisations to register with the system, a newly designed booklet "Guide for Healthcare Provider" was recently released. The booklet introduces the key principles and operations of eHRSS, requirements and procedures for joining as healthcare providers (HCPs), and key points to note on system usage and privacy protection to help organisations get prepared for joining eHRSS.
Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2019
eHRSS was featured at the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) for the third consecutive year at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 November 2019. The flagship event was co-hosted by the Government and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and co-organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.
The eHR Office continued to join hands with the Department of Health (DH) in hosting an exhibition booth to promote eHRSS and related DH programmes, including the Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme, the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme and the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme. The upcoming launch of the eHR mobile application, being one of the major work targets under eHRSS Stage Two development, was also highlighted in the event.
With the use of multimedia exhibits and interactive game, the booth successfully raised visitors' interests and helped deepen their understanding of eHRSS. A registration counter was also set up to carry out on-site registration for over 300 members of the public during the four-day event.
Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives Gala Luncheon Talk 2019
Aging population is one major global healthcare challenge. At the luncheon, "Opportunity and Innovation in Caring the Aged" organised by the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives on 1 December 2019, Dr Clement Cheung, Senior Health Informatician (eHR) Special Duties of the Hospital Authority (HA), was invited to share with representatives of the local health service administration and management about the roles and unique strengths of eHRSS in facilitating the delivery of primary healthcare services and promoting public-private collaboration to help cope with the growing demands brought by the aging population in Hong Kong.
eHR Risk Review Workshop 2019
The Workshop was held on 31 October 2019 at the HA Building with over 110 representatives from private hospitals, HCProf associations, non-governmental organisations, private HCPs, DH and the eHR Office joining. The annual event provided a platform for participants to review and exchange views about risks and challenges faced in eHR sharing, and share insights in preparing for new ones in the further development of eHRSS. Feedback and suggestions on eHRSS implementation and development were also collected.
Together, We Fight the Virus!
To minimise the risk of spread of COVID-19 in the community, the eHR Office had rescheduled some of the eHRSS on-site publicity and recruitment activities in early 2020 with a view to supporting the prevention and control of the disease together. To keep stakeholders up to date with eHRSS, latest news, online promotion and eHRSS registration via the eHealth website are available 7 x 24. Please stay tuned to www.ehealth.gov.hk for the latest news and information!