General Outpatient Clinic Public-Private Partnership Programme (GOPC PPP)
Patients fulfilling pre-defined clinical criteria and programme requirements and who have been attending HA Outpatient Clinic for at least 12 months will be invited to join the Programme to receive primary care service from the private sector.


Issue 21 - New Smart Identity Card

Dear Doctors,

To tie in with the commencement of the territory-wide identity card replacement exercise, the Smart Identity Card Electronic Authentication System (IDEAS) of Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHRSS) will be updated to accommodate the use of new smart HKICs starting from 1 March 2019 (Friday). The existing eHRSS card readers can still be used for both existing and new smart HKICs. You only need to insert patient’s smart HKIC to the card reader with the chip facing upward, and then select the version of the smart HKIC to proceed.

For more information, you may refer to the quick guide appended for detailed instruction.

Smart HKIC will also be used for taking attendance record in GOPC PPP later this year, aiming to enhance record accuracy of your reimbursement claim by confirming patient attendance on the date of consultation. Further details would be announced in due course.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at or via the Programme hotline 2300 7300 (after selecting language, press “5” to speak directly with our hotline staff). Thank you for your attention.

Yours faithfully,
GOPC PPP Programme Office
Hospital Authority