Chapter 11: Health Information Technology

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Information technology is critical to universal health coverage. During its preparatory period, Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) already listed information systems as key infrastructure. The digitalization of the medical field was promoted gradually, including the issue of NHI IC cards. Over the past 20 years, information technology has become an important pillar in Taiwan’s NHI operations.

The information technology field has what is known as Moore's Law. This states that the computing power of integrated circuits doubles approximately once every 18 months, whereas the price simultaneously shrinks by 50%. When Taiwan's implemented its NHI scheme over 20 years ago, the hardware of information systems was limited in performance and extremely expensive in comparison to today's. Because the directions taken by the planners were correct and thanks to the continued promotion of executives, Taiwan has become an excellent example internationally for the use of health IT to support universal health coverage.
主出版物標題Health Care Policy in East Asia: A World Scientific Reference
主出版物子標題Volume 4: Health Care System Reform and Policy Research in Taiwan
發行者World Scientific
出版狀態已發佈 - 1月 2020


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