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…

Becton Dickinson and Company (BD), founded in 1897, is a global medical technology company that has more than 65,000 employees in 50 countries. BD has a well-established reputation in the industry for patient and healthcare worker safety and improving medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance genomics, enhance the…

As Taiwan society ages, this challenging condition is becoming more prevalent. With the rapid rise in the proportion of elderly people in the Taiwan population, one of the medical conditions that will require increased attention is osteoporosis. A progressive skeletal disease characterized by decreased bone density and weakened bone tissue, osteoporosis frequently leads to falls…

As 2019 draws to a close without the achievement of several hoped-for advances in regulatory procedures for medical devices, multinational companies in the sector are looking to the new year for some significant breakthroughs. Topping the wish list is passage of the draft Medical Devices Act, which would create dedicated legislation to govern the industry…

Taiwan medical tourism is becoming increasingly popular, especially with Chinese patients. But is prioritizing tourists a misuse of medical resources? Since 2009 when the Executive Yuan designated medical tourism as one of six “emerging industries” earmarked for development, the government has annually set aside budget to promote Taiwan medical tourism abroad as a method for healthcare treatment….