National Health Insurance (NHI) is a single-payer and mandatory program in Taiwan, as well it offers a comprehensive and uniform benefits package to all those covered by NHI. Meanwhile, there are over 93% medical care facilities contracted and reimbursed medical fee to NHIA in Taiwan. All the reimbursement detail was cumulated, then biomedical data and medical images have also begun to be included from 2015 and 2018 individually.
Based on the updated medical data, the “NHI MediCloud System” was built for sharing individual’s medication and examination reports, and this system reclaimed high praise from medical professions. Moreover, the “My Health Bank System” was built for the public and the users was more than 10 million on June, 2022. These two systems play key roles when combating the COVID-19 since 2020.
As the Director General of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance, I will highlight my reforming strategies to enhance the digital health transformation and smart medicine for the public. With the big data models and the artificial intelligence (AI) applications, I focus on the core value of data management to enhance medical quality and ensure the sustainable schema of the NHIA. In my talk, I will share several real-world examples of healthcare policy improvements using NHI big data. The application of digital health transformation is definitely not a slogan, but is implemented in every policy launched by the National Health Insurance Administration.
I am pleased to share with you the new publication entitled “Digital Health Care in Taiwan: Innovations of National Health Insurance.” In this book, the authors reveal the secret of know-how in our health care management, particularly emphasizing on its application of digital technology for the improvement of healthcare access and quality. This is an open access book published by Springer so as to maximize its accessibility. The printed version is also available for order at Springer’s website.