Activity Documentary | MET, Institute for Information Industry, and Chang Gung jointly invited representatives from 11 countries to promote international exchange of smart medicine.
Taiwan’s medical institutions have set up medical or surgical training centers to continuously cultivate medical talents for research and education. To build a complete surgical training resource, it is even more important to introduce and link up the development of new surgical methods globally, and constantly improve the doctor training mode. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the consortium legal person, the Medical Excellence TAIWAN (MET), medical institutions connect with Taiwan’s medical and health industry, and has made the training center a demo site for Taiwan’s medical and health industry. It has become the best place to demonstrate the integration of domestic medical and industrial practices.
Amidst the global epidemic situation, there has been a significant increase in demand for long-distance services, and the integration of digital medical development and clinical services has become an important means to promote medical equity and achieve comprehensive healthcare. In light of this, the MET, the Institute for Information Industry (III), and the Chang Gung Medical Foundation have jointly invited the office in Taiwan to promote the international exchange and application of smart medicine.
This event, titled “Chang Gung Medical System with Diversified Development in Academia, Medicine and Industry,” invited 14 representatives and officials from 11 countries to attend, including Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Somaliland, Brunei, Finland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Mexico, Hungary, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Today (26), we visit the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou to learn about the world’s largest medical group and its ecosystem of multidisciplinary development in research, clinical practice, teaching and industry.
In this exchange activity, the main focus was to share the forward-looking medical research and development of Chang Gung Hospital, including advanced research results such as cell therapy center, AI big data center, and clinical patents, as well as share international medical cooperation and physician training experiences. Additionally, we visited the largest proton therapy center in Asia, the Da Vinci Surgical Training Center, and the “Chang Gung International Surgical Training Center,” which will be opening in March 2023.
MET said that Chang Gung is actively developing unique medical training centers that can cultivate not only the medical technology of domestic doctors but also attract more international medical staff to study in Taiwan, which can increase Taiwan’s new highlights in the world of medicine. Additionally, Chang Gung Medical Technology Co., Ltd. and Yunxiang Technology were invited to showcase the use of intelligent medical equipment, traditional Chinese medicine health care products, blood pathology AI-assisted interpretation, and digital pathology systems to the diplomatic envoys in Taiwan.
The Institute for Information Industry (III) stated that Taiwan’s information and communications industry is highly competitive globally, and the well-established health insurance system and excellent medical services provide a solid foundation for the development of smart medicine in Taiwan. Cross-domain integrated applications of smart medicine include medical care, disease management, public health monitoring, education, and research. Through close cooperation between the medical community and ICT professionals, the use of AI technology to assist in diagnosis decision-making, remote monitoring using wearable devices, and other initiatives can reduce the burden on medical personnel, improve the efficiency and quality of medical services, and create people-centered smart medical services.
To promote the health and well-being of all human beings in the future is a common vision worldwide. The industry, government, university and research circles are working together to promote international cooperation and the application of new technology and communication technology in the medical and health fields, aiming to bring medical services into a new era. In the future, we will continue to work together to promote Taiwan’s smart medicine to the international stage.
The Institute for Information Industry stated that Taiwan’s information communications industry is highly competitive in the world, and the perfect health insurance system and excellent medical services have provided a solid foundation for the development of smart medicine in Taiwan.
The MOU Signing Ceremony on Healthcare Cooperation & International Sysposium on Healthcare between TAIWAN & JAPAN
▲Group photo of The MOU Signing Ceremony
(From left to right: Chairman CHEN, YU-RAY of MET, Chairman SU JIA-CHYUAN of Taiwan-Japan Relations Association, Minister HSUEH JUI-YUAN of Health and Welfare, Deputy Representative Takashi Hattori of Japan–Taiwan Exchange Association, Vice Chairman Kenichi Komatsu of MEJ)
Witnessed by Minister of Health and Welfare Hsueh Jui-Yuan, Chairman of Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Su Jia-Chyuan and Deputy Representative of Japan–Taiwan Exchange Association Takashi Hattori, the "Memorandum of Promoting Cooperation in the Medical and Health Field between Taiwan and Japan" for Medical Excellence TAIWAN (MET) and Medical Excellence Japan (MEJ) was signed by MET Chairman Chen, Yu-Ray with MEJ Chairman Hiroshi Kasanuki and Vice Chairman Kenichi Komatsu. The signing ceremony was originally scheduled for December 18, 2021 but postponed until now, due to the rampage of Covid-19 pandemic and the tightening of border control in various countries. With the alliance partnership, MET and MEJ will gather resources and accelerate close cooperation to jointly drive the development of the medical and health industries in both Taiwan and Japan so as to extend and spread the MExx concept.
In view of Taiwan’s outstanding performance in digital epidemic prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic period in the past two plus years, Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang was invited as a special guest speaker at the seminar. Her speech also serves to kick off the three major themes ─ “Promoting the Globalization of Healthcare”, “Current Situation and Challenges of Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Technology Services”, “The Future and Prospect of Digital Healthcare” for the forum on September 3. For each of the themes and its subtopics, experts from Taiwan and Japan were invited to publish and share the latest achievements and trends and authoritative experts were invited to serve as commentators, hoping that the elites from industry, government and academia could help deepen the international exchanges and interactions between the medical and health industries of the two countries.
Participating in the grand event were many Taiwanese and Japanese experts, scholars, medical institutions, academic associations, and industry players. In addition, simultaneously held at the venue in Tokyo, Japan was a video conferencing of this event, in which more than 200 Taiwanese and Japanese VIPs took part. It is expected that a Taiwanese delegation will be organized to visit key medical institutions and academic research units in Japan at the end of this year, so as to continue the intense exchanges between Taiwan and Japan, explore business opportunities and open a new chapter for both sides.