Launch of digital health report
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch to launch a report titled "Taiwan Digital Health - Considerations for fostering the best ecosystem", sponsored by Sanofi and presented in association with the ECCT with the support of La French Tech Taiwan.
Read the Digital Health report.
The report examines the missing links in existing structures and the efforts required to propel the digital health industry in Taiwan. It also provides suggestions to support a consolidated, collaborative, and risk-based model to foster digital health innovation, based on experiences from the US, Germany, France, and the UK.
At the launch event, presentations were given by Dr Hasnaa Fatehi, Founder of QARALOGIC Consulting; Anthony Jones, Head of Virtual Healthcare at Sanofi; Dr Wu Shiou-Mei, Director General of the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA), under the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) and Dr Lee Po-Chang, Director General of the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA).
The event concluded with a panel discussion on the status and prospects for digital health development in Taiwan moderated by Dr Hasnaa Fatehi and featuring all of the speakers as well as panellists Jorge Wagner, General Manager of Novartis (Taiwan) and Ed Deng, CEO of Health2Sync.
The report concludes with four key considerations and suggestions based on the experiences of leading digital health markets: 1) Creation of a cross-agency advocate within the government focused on digital health; 2) Creation of an e-health platform, a one-stop shop for manufacturers, regulators, insurers, and other players to work together to support digital health innovators; 3) Establishment of a road map for development, certification, approval, and reimbursement specific to digital therapeutics (DTx) solutions and 4) Definition of pre- and post-market regulations designed to support the quick launch of digital solutions while ensuring patient-centricity.