Insung to Provide u-Healthcare Solutions to Daegu City
– Insung and Daegu City sign an MOU for u-healthcare development
Insung Information (www.insunginfo.co.kr), an IT and u-healthcare solutions provider, announced that the company will sign an MOU with Daegu City, on November 8, for u-healthcare development.
Providing u-healthcare solutions since 2000, Insung Information is the leader in u-healthcare solutions industry. The company was established in 1992 and has been traded in KOSDAQ since 1999.
The partnership between Insung Information and Daegu City will help promote u-healthcare and related industries, especially wearable computers. It will also help create new opportunities for other companies in the industry and promote knowledge exchange and market growth.
Based on this MOU, Insung Information plans to implement a remote monitoring system for chronic patients by the end of this month, with the help of a private investment. This system will provide patients in 150 homes with a direct access to major healthcare facilities in Daegu. Completion of this project will mark an important milestone, as a fully commercialized u-healthcare system. Insung Information is also expecting the result of this project will lead to more opportunities in Daegu area in private sectors.
In addition, Insung Information and Daegu City will join efforts to get more government-sponsored projects, such as MKE (Korea Ministry of Knowledge Economy) U-Health projects.
Mr. Gwan-gil Park, Director of Daegu City New Technology Division, comments that “the MOU with Insung Information is very important for Daegu. Promotion of u-healthcare is essential for the city to grow into a next-generation, ubiquitous community. We are expecting this partnership will create a synergy to attract more government projects in 2008.”
Mr. Jong-Yoon Won, CEO of Insung Information, states that “the MOU is especially meaningful, since it will expedite u-healthcare system for privately-owned hospitals, which has been in progress for several years. Completion of this project will be a tested and proven, fully commercialized, and sustainable u-healthcare business model. I expect a great synergy from the partnership with Daegu City.”
In 2008, MKE is to select participants and solution provider for its development project for a long-term, commercialized u-healthcare services system. With the industry’s eyes on this project, Daegu’s efforts in involving the industry leader is gaining positive recognition from other cities and local government who wish to join in the competition.