The National Information Society Agency (NIA) will share with the international community the Korea’s response of COVID-19 using ICT technology and take the lead in international cooperation in ICT-based K-disaster models.
In the meantime, as the World Health Organization (WHO) and major foreign media outlets introduced Korea's COVID-19 response as the best practice, countries around the world are asking for continued attention and sharing of COVID-19 response policies centered on 3T (test-trace-treat) based on ICT based innovative technologies.
NIA will publish 'Korean ICT services against COVID-19 pandemic,' which comprehensively introduces government systems and private services used to respond toward COVID-19 and share Korea's experience towards COVID-19 with the international community.
This casebook introduces COVID-19 related IT services operated by the private sector as well as major government systems that are being utilized (diagnosis, public health surveillance, patients & contact management, and prevention stages).
Main 16 cases, including smart quarantine system and drug safety use services (DUR) utilized by the government are introduced for other countries to check their response system, necessary considerations and prerequisites towards infectious disease.
Through 11 cases of COVID-19 response services and ICT technologies that were established and operated through public-private cooperation, it is possible to understand Korea's ICT technology capabilities and the public-private partnership model.
This publication is produced through cooperation between governments, public, private organizations and companies. It also contains contact information of the government and private sector to provide overseas and international cooperation channels.
NIA plans to distribute this casebook to 82 countries and 12 international organizations and develop ICT-based K-disaster education courses, operate international cooperation response teams and conduct active international cooperation activities by holding webinars.
The ICT-based K-disaster curriculum consists of Korea's health care policy and system, Korea's ICT-based infectious disease response system and best practices for COVID-19 response ICT services. It will provide online and offline courses in July this year to countries that want to learn Korea's policies and experiences in response to COVID-19.
To respond towards ICT technology introduction and consulting demands from each country, preparations are underway to organize and operate a COVID-19 global cooperation response team. They are getting ready to support the overseas advancement of private companies and host the COVID-19 webinar using ICT technology with international organizations.
"The dedication of our people and the strength of the ICT system and infrastructure to support it are the driving forces behind the successful COVID-19 response in a disaster crisis," said Moon Yong-sik, president of NIA. "We sympathize with the solidarity with the countries around the world that needs to overcome COVID-19 crisis, and hope that sharing our knowledge and experience gained from the COVID-19 crisis will help the world overcome the COVID-19 together.