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The Future of International Medical Services Post-COVID-19: TAITRA Hosts Symposium with Hospital Superintendents
Source:Service Industry Promotion Center From:Service Industry Promotion Section 1 Update Time:2020/08/21
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In response to the ongoing global crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and its immense impact on the global medical world, TAITRA hosted a symposium on “Post-Pandemic Era: Taiwan Relaunches International Medical Services” at the Taipei International Convention Center on August 10, 2020. Superintendents from 12 hospitals in Taiwan gathered as panelists to discuss the future of the international healthcare industry in Taiwan, as well as the digitization and innovation of the medical models.

The event garnered more than 200 participants from the medical services industry in Taiwan. This event is one of the many initiatives TAITRA has taken to assist domestic medical service providers to quickly return to the international market in the post-COVID-19 period, thus facilitating more international medical business opportunities.

TAITRA Chairman Huang hopes that Taiwan can advance its international healthcare services into higher global prominence and open up new business opportunities for the medical services industry.

Chairman Huang further expressed his faith in this advancement for international healthcare services to increase collaborations with Taiwan’s government, the medical realm, and the private business sector.

Superintendent Wu from NTUH expressed his wish to facilitate more international exchanges and plans on emphasizing video conferences and participation in online exhibitions and other marketing events to build bridges between the various medical epidemic prevention industries. In addition, through the hospital''s New Southbound Health Center, Superintendent Wu’s hospital will provide diverse services for international patients from New Southbound countries seeking medical treatment in Taiwan.

To support patients abroad who are unable to travel to Taiwan for medical treatments, Vice Superintendent Pang, See-Tong mentioned Chang Gung Hospital’s efforts to circumvent obstacles to in-person interactions through online medical consulting services.

The second segment of the symposium was centered around the “Digitized Transformation of Taiwan’s International Healthcare.” President Kuo of National Yang Ming University stated that digital transformation is no longer a new topic of concern for most companies, especially for the medical manufacturing industry. With the advancement of medical technology and knowledge on top of a growing economy and aging population in Taiwan, the medical industry must commit to digital transformation and collaborate with a range of industries.

This symposium attracted representatives of medical institutions, medical suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, the tourism sector, and public sector representatives. Alongside the expert panelists at this forum, participants were urged to consider the future of international medical care in Taiwan and the inevitable trends of innovating marketing models and digital transformation. An awareness of these efforts can also help Taiwan promote its international medical services in markets such as Africa and the Middle East.

Caption 1: TAITRA Chairman Huang shares his experience with digital transformation in trade.

Caption 2: TAITRA Chairman Huang urges international healthcare services workers in Taiwan to reflect on the root intentions of healthcare.

Caption 3: TAITRA Chairman Huang invites leaders of 12 prominent hospitals in Taiwan to this symposium in a move to relaunch international medical care.

Caption 4: TAITRA President & CEO Yeh hosts the symposium on “Post-pandemic Era: Taiwan Relaunches International Medical Services” with panelists from National Taiwan University Hospital, Lin Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, China Medical University Hospital and National Cheng Kung University Hospital; speakers discussed the importance of tapping into the medical industries in the Middle East and Africa.