2016 Annual events

[NHRI Forum events]

1. July 13, 2016  Learning Health Systems Workshop

2. September 20-21, 2016  NHRI Special lecture: Precision Medicine workshop 

3. October 27, 2016  2016 NHRI Forum Annual Report Symposium



[Annual issues]
1. Climate Change and Health  (Group Leader: Prof. Fung-Chang Sung)

  • Improve the KAP about climate change, health and adaptation for county and city governments due to insufficient understanding in these aspects.
  • Besides Global warming, we should attach importance to the health effects of low temperature in the elderly.
  • Build the alarm system of seasonal extreme climate health effects.
  • Enhance the evaluation and health care of vulnerable groups.
  • Improve the adaptation of medical care industry.

2. Transformation and Re-engineering of Medical Care System (Group Leader: Prof. Andrew T. Huang)

In the National Health Insurance, current regulation and medical manpower is the main factor. Furthermore, establishing the referral system needs to be guided and put into practice or it would cause the outpatient clinic over-expand in large-scaled hospitals to subsidy their admission expenditure. In this case, we can start to plan other aspects. Otherwise, any efforts will be in vain.Therefore, in order to improve the medical working condition has to start from transforming the regulation of the National Health Insurance, including encouraging the medical personnel to be involved actively, cultivating the transformational leader, and enriching the knowledge of general people. This will make the sound cycle of medical care environment and step toward the health medical society.

3. Discussion on Strategies of Improving the Effectiveness of Screening, Referral, Assessment and Early Intervention for Children with Developmental Delay  (Group Leader: Prof. Shio-Jean Lin)

  • Need more collaboration between central and local governments.
  • Uneven distribution of resources and big regional difference.
  • Enhance the notification, integration and utilization of various information.
  • Make more effort to strive for stable funding.
  • According to foreign literature, what parents need most is the ability to cope with stress. Besides, the term translation about early intervention is inconsistent. Take family-centered early intervention as an example. It exists different interpretation and definition in Taiwan. Therefore, it needs to be discussed frequently to reach a consensus.

4. Problem and Solution of Child Abuse (Group Leader: Prof. Jing-Long Huang)

  • Enhance the professional training of child abuse diagnosis for medical personnel and physician. Call meetings to discuss child abuse cases periodically.
  • Establish “child and adolescent protection center” as a multidisciplinary platform and unitary consult window.
  • Cooperate with well-trained forensic expert and judicial registered nurse to help collect evidence.
  • Develop child abuse subspecialty and take it into hospital evaluation.

5. Strategies for the Emerging Challenge of Health Care System in Aging Society (Group Leader: Prof. Ching-Yu Chen, Prof. Kuo-Chin Huang)

This issue will focus on the relationship between medical congestion and the elderly and make some suggestions. First, we should advocate disability prevention for general people to understand aging issues correctly. Secondly, in order to reduce difficulties the elderly faced in the medical system, we can cultivate the Geriatric medicine team, adjust medical behavior through education and advocation, build the family physicians system and referral system. Furthermore, establish the pilot center to promote community function to provide long-term care service. In this case, the aged people can not only release the stress in the medical system, but also improve their quality of life. Eventually, we can achieve the goal of being healthy aging.

6. Policy Advices for Developing Healthcare Information Technology (Group Leader: Prof. Yu-Chuan Li)

  • Implement the health care information standard.
  • Establish learning medical facility.
  • Apply artificial intelligence technology in clinical practice.
  • Prepare for the IoT of health care service.
  • Apply information and communications technology to long-term care service.