Corona infected person information management system Available local government stays at 70% July 3 18:06

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has introduced a system that centrally manages the information of infected persons of the new coronavirus to reduce the burden on public health centers across the country, but the environment of the local government side is not prepared and only 70% of local governments can use it. I understand.

This system, which centrally manages information on new coronavirus infected persons, was named "HER-SYS" and was introduced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare this May to reduce the burden on health centers nationwide.

It is said that if the public health center or medical institution inputs the patient information online, the information can be shared between the national government, the local government, the public health center, etc., and the work of the public health center can be reduced.

However, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, out of 155 local governments that have health centers, only 70, or about 70%, can use the system as of 3 days.

Large numbers of large-scale local governments, such as prefectures and ordinance-designated cities in urban areas, are not being used. Among them, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kanagawa prefectures have already introduced their own systems, so data migration is not possible. It means that it is needed.

It also means that some municipalities require examinations based on the Personal Information Protection Ordinance and take time to complete the procedure.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare demands that all municipalities that establish health centers start using this system within the month, as the use of the system is indispensable in preparation for the so-called second wave.