Session 9－Smart Hospital & Homecare
Date: 26 July (Friday) 9:00 – 12:00 Venue: 3F, Bldg. A, CTBC Financial Park, Ballroom B
National Health Insurance Administration
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Influenced by his elder brother, a medical professor, Dr. Po-Chang Lee decided to study medicine as well since high school. Dr. Lee was devoted to clinical medicine when studying in Taipei Medical University. After graduation, Dr. Lee specialized in kidney transplant and has served in Taoyuan General Hospital, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, and was promoted to Professor of Surgery in National Cheng-Kung University.
Dr. Lee was appointed as the President of Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center since 2011, in charge of promotion of organ donation He was appointed as a superintendent of Tainan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare from 2012, and he then took up the position of the Director General of the National Health Insurance Administration in May 2016. In this position, he has actively promoted policies of removing the regulation of locking the NHI card when premium is unpaid, enabling branch offices to produce NHI cards locally, revealing the names of physicians who conducted claims review, reinforcing referral system to strengthen the functions of different levels of medical providers, and etc.
Dr. Lee sticks to mottos of “one can be firm and uncompromised when having no desires” and “one step at a time” to deal with all challenges of life. Session Speech Title & Synopsis: Taiwan’s “My Health Bank” System – An Application of Healthcare Database
In an era when the prevailing focus of medical care is involving from treatment of disease to self-care and prevention, the NHIA has established “My Health Bank” system by merging the cloud computing and big data concept as well as “My data” database of personal information to empower people for better self-management of their own health.
“My Health Bank” was an online health data search system which was developed with the concept of storing individual’s health data. It allowed users to get an overall picture of their past 3-year doctor’s visits, medications, examination and test results, preventive care service, immunization histories, consent to organ donation or palliative care etc., providing users to play a more active role in monitoring and managing their own health.
Users of “My Health Bank” have steadily increased since it was introduced in September 2014. As of April 2019, a total of 1.14 million people downloaded the app, and download times were up to 12.17 million times.
Additional function of “My Health Bank” includes a software development kit (SDK) in which users are able to authorize their data to be provided to services such as trusted apps, health management system, and other public/private organizations for further value-added services.
For elders and children without mobile phones, family members with their consent can also use "My Health Bank" to access their medical and health information for better health management.
The aforementioned improvements will continue to enhance “My Health Bank” functions and empower its role as the most reliable health management tool.