Session 8 – Combating Pandemics (B)
Date: 23 July (Thursday) 14:00 – 15:30 (GMT+8)
Venue: 701EF, 7F, TaiNEX2 / Online event platform
C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD, is Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. He also co-chairs the mobile health and other new technologies group at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. He received his B.S. from MIT, Medical Doctorate from Harvard Medical School, and Ph.D. in policy analysis from RAND. After completing his pediatric residency training at UCSF, he worked in Greater China with McKinsey and Company. In 2000, he was recruited to serve as the project manager for Taiwan’s Healthcare Reform Taskforce. In 2012, he co-founded MedicusTek, a global medical solutions company focusing on medical internet of things and patient safety. Among his honors, he was selected as the student speaker for the Harvard Medical School commencement ceremony in 1996, a recipient of the 2011 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, and an invited speaker for Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health 100th Year, Child Health Policy Symposium. His recent work on COVID-19 includes: 1) “Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan: Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing” published in JAMA, which has been viewed 988,777 times (as of June 19, 2020) and covered by 264 media outlets world-wide. 2) “Ethics and Governance of Digital disease Surveillance”, published in Science; 3) “How Community and Unity Can Help Americans Survive”, published in Journal of General Internal Medicine, and 4) “How to Prevent and Manage Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus Outbreaks: Five Lessons from Taiwan”, published in Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Speech title & Synopsis
The power of telehealth, AiOT, and big data has been unleashed during the COVID-19 crisis. With new modes of care delivery, new business models are shaping the future of healthcare and public health systems. Health systems around the world may face the next dilemma: Would patients go back to the inefficient healthcare systems they had before, where it often involves long journeys, including transportation and waiting times, to the doctor’s physical offices?