To improve our understanding of factors and mechanisms which affect our health is a fundamental necessity for planning appropriate health policy and preventive interventions in Taiwan. The elucidation of health issues is beset by well design health research with adequate health data. National Health Insurance database, with at least 21 million outpatient and inpatient records every month, provide a unique opportunity to examine the health issues to the society as a whole. This project describes the planning and development of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) which is based in part on data from the National Health Insurance Database provided by the Bureau of National Health Insurance, Department of Health in Taiwan and managed by National Health Research Institutes (NHRI). The discussion begins with the history and initial rationale of NHIRD, which began 2 years ago, and continues with a description of the health insurance claim data upon which NHIRD is based. It also summarized such issues as confidentiality protections, types of data files, individual data elements, data warehousing/data mining development and possible uses of NHIRD data
Learning Objectives: 1. Develop a national health insurance claim data for research 2. Discuss about confidentiality protections issue, types of data files, individual data elements, data warehousing/data mining development and possible uses of NHIRD data
Keywords: Information Databases, Insurance
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: National Health Insurance Institutes (NHRI)
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA