TAITRA Witnesses the Establishment of “Cross-Strait Medical Specialty Alliance” Cooperating in the Development of Clients from Mainland China
Source：Service Industry Promotion Section 1
From：Service Industry Promotion Section 1
President & CEO of TAITRA, Walter M. S. Yeh (Left 6) witnesses the MOU signing ceremony of “Cross-Strait Medical Specialty Alliance”. Organized by Chang Chao-Kai, the executive director of Cross-Strait Medical Specialty Alliance (Right 6).
President & CEO of TAITRA, Walter M. S. Yeh witnessed the MOU signing ceremony of the “Cross-Strait Medical Specialty Alliance.” on May 14, 2018. The alliance was organized by 10 domestic medical institutions, namely the Nobel Eyes Institute, Merier Beauty Institute, Infinity Clinic, iSmile Dental Group, Gene Infertility Medical Center, Shao-Yi Pediatric Clinic, Nuliv Wellness Clinic, H&B Health Center, Wu Ming Chu Chinese Medicine Clinic and Cheng-An Travel Service Co., LTD, and initiated by the superintendent of Nobel Eyes Institute, Chang Chao-Kai. The members of the group will work together to promote cross-strait medical exchanges based on the principles of mutual trust, mutual benefit, and cooperation, to attract Chinese citizens to utilize safe and high-quality medical specialty services in Taiwan.
President Yeh said that the quality of Taiwan's medical services is internationally reknowned. In 2018, 14 medical institutions in Taiwan passed the JCI (Joint Commission International) medical evaluation which is recognized by the global medical community as the most reliable. For many years, TAITRA has actively promoted Taiwan's international medical services. The goal is to let the world have a better understanding of Taiwan's high-quality medical services and establish the international medical brand image and popularity of Taiwan. In the future, TAITRA will also actively assist the “Cross-Strait Medical Specialty Alliance” to develop the Mainland Chinese market through the promotional platform of TAITRA, domestically and internationally.
Chang Chao-Kai, the executive director of Cross-Strait Medical Specialty Alliance, said that the mission of the Taiwan Medical Specialty Clinics is to make up for the inability of large hospitals to provide sophisticated, customized services. The Taiwan Medical Specialty Clinic has won recognition from the clients of the Cross-Strait and Asia-Pacific regions. The number of patients far from the Mainland China and Asia-Pacific regions has gradually grown every year. In the booming trend of international medical services, medical specialty clinics have long been playing an indispensable role. Chief Executive Chang particularly acknowledged the guidance and assistance from TAITRA over these years for SMEs in the medical sector, bringing them into the international market, broadening their horizons, and enhancing their international visibility.
According to the statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, in 2017 there were more than 305,600 expatriates coming to Taiwan to receive medical services such as medical treatments, health examinations, and aesthetic medicine, of which 35.26% came from Mainland China. The medical exchanges between Taiwan and Mainland China have been developing in close contact with each other. With the Chinese government “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” policy focusing on the healthcare industry of greater health, hygiene and medicine aspects, as well as the business opportunities for opening up the second-child birth policy, the Cross-Strait interaction has become more and more active. These 10 service providers with varied features and services all have rich experience in serving the Mainland Chinese clients. The alliance has also innovated the cooperation model of the medical community in Taiwan.