BoonHuey Ee, general manager of Merck Healthcare Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, is a Merck veteran with more than two decades’ experience in the healthcare industry. Ee has acquired in-depth knowledge of local and regional markets and had extensive exposure to various complex healthcare environments from her various managerial roles across the Asia-Pacific region. As…

Hoping to increase competitiveness and improve patient outcomes, Taiwan’s hospitals are investing in high-value medical devices and artificial intelligence. But finding a balance between state-of-the-art equipment and affordable services remains a challenge. Despite continuous increases in the National Health Insurance (NHI) budget and raised premiums, Taiwan’s hospitals face progressively strained finances and stiff competition. To…

While Taiwan has seen a surge in the adoption of telemedicine in recent months, its utilization rate of home-based dialysis is less than half that of the Asia Pacific average. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of healthcare and increased the market for telemedicine. As a result of capacity-saving efforts and swift innovation during…

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Taiwan with a unique opportunity to gain a lead in the Asia-Pacific’s new drug discovery sector. But for Taiwan to excel, the biomedical industry is calling for a change of policies. Taiwan has been striving for many years to position itself as a regional biomedical hub and an attractive location…

Despite rigorous border control and strict measures, COVID-19 has made its way into Taiwan. Now businesses, researchers, and government are working on innovations that will put Taiwan back in business. Until recently, Taiwan had a remarkable success record in containing the spread of COVID-19 and maintaining normality for its citizens. While hospitals worldwide had their…

China’s recent ban on pineapple imports from Taiwan provides an occasion for policymakers to rethink the island’s dependence on the Chinese market for agricultural exports. In late February, just as Taiwan’s pineapple season was set to begin, China’s General Administration of Customs announced that it would suspend the import of Taiwanese pineapples beginning March 1….