14) Health Information Manager

  • A Health Information Manager is engaged in work related to medical records which are legal documents that contain all the information concerning a patient's disease and about the diagnosis and treatment that the hospitals carried out.

    A law related to Health Information Managers was passed in the National Assembly in 1982 and the first national examination for Health Record Administrators was conducted in 1985.

    Current license as Health Information Managers allow them to work at medical institutes, various research centers, care institutions, insurance companies and at other locations.

  • Eligibility
    1. A person who graduated from a university, industrial college, or junior college with a major in the field of medical record administration. Those who are still completing their study must confirm that they have graduated within February of the following year of the application. If they fail to have graduated from the school within the period, their passing will be invalidated.
    2. A person who completed an overseas university recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare with a major in the field related to Health Information Manager or a course equivalent to or higher than that, and has been licensed as a corresponding health record administrator by the competent authorities. If the person was studying at a school equivalent to or higher than an overseas junior colleges recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare with a major in the study related to Health Record Administrator as of October 6, 1995, the person needs to have graduated from the school in order to be eligible.
    3. A person who completed the 40 credits (refer to the credit certificate) related to medical record at a university (department) which the Minister of Health and Welfare has authorized as offering the eligibility to take the examination and who graduated from that school (excluding double majors and minors)
    Disqualification standards
    1. A mentally ill person under Subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act(except for those who are recognized by a medical specialist to be fit to act as a medical technician, etc.)
    2. An addict to narcotics, marijuana or any psychoactive drugs
    3. An incompetent or a quasi-incompetent person
    4. A person in whose case, the execution of a sentence is not completed or the decision not to execute such sentence is not yet finalized after being sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or a heavier punishment due to the violation of the Medical Technicians, etc. Act or Articles 234, 269, 270(2) or (4), or 317(1) of the Criminal Act, the Act on Special Measures for the Control of Public Health Crimes, the Regional Public Health Act, the National Health Promotion Act, the Prevention of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Act, the Emergency Medical Service Act, the Anatomy and Preservation of Corpses Act, the Blood Management Act, the Act on the Control of Narcotics, etc., the Mother and Child Health Act, or the National Health Insurance Act
  • No. of subjects No. of items Score allocation Total score Type of items
    Written test: 2 190 1 per item 190 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Practical skill test: 1 40 1 per item 40 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Medical Record Informatics(97) 97 Multiple choice
    2nd Medical Record Informatics(73),
    Medical Service Legislation(20)
    93 Multiple choice
    3rd Practical Skill (written exam)(40) 40 Multiple choice
    ※ Medical Service Legislation: Medical Service Act, Medical Technicians, etc. Act, Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Act, National Health Insurance ACT, Cancer Control ACT and their Enforcement Decrees and Enforcement Rules
  • Those who score at least 40 percent in each individual subject and at least 60 percent across all subjects in the Written test; and score at least 60 percent in the practical skill test will be considered to be successful candidates.

  • Test Times Test date Date of announcement of successful candidates Number of applicants Number of examinees Number of successful candidates Pass rate
    Health Information Manager 25 2008.12.13. 2008.12.30. 2,267 2,075 822 39.6
    26 2009.12.12. 2009.12.30. 2,210 2,037 1,036 50.9
    27 2010.12.11. 2010.12.30. 2,315 2,108 1,092 51.8
    28 2011.12.10. 2011.12.29. 2,373 2,215 1,294 58.4
    29 2012.12.08. 2012.12.27. 2,698 2,536 1,178 46.5
    30 2013.12.08. 2013.12.27. 3,042 2,832 1,963 69.3
    31 2014.12.07. 2014.12.24. 2,808 2,676 1,077 40.2
    32 2015.12.06. 2015.12.23. 2,885 2,763 1,143 41.4
    33 2016.12.10. 2016.12.28. 2,854 2,728 1,217 44.6
    34 2017.12.09. 2017.12.29. 2,931 2,811 745 26.5
    35 2018.12.08. 2018.12.28. 3,062 2,959 921 31.1