Applying science and technology to epidemic prevention, integrating big data to fight against new pneumonia
In order to prevent the spread of new pneumonia, the government will integrate data from the Central Health Insurance Office of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Immigration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to provide real-time information on the health insurance cards of people who visit medical institutions, their travel history, etc. We’ve built a system that makes sense. Efforts to use big data to prevent epidemics. The photo shows Chen Qimai, Vice Chairman of the Executive Yuan (the third from the right in the front row) inspecting the Taipei Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City on the 14th. (Chuo Sha)
Vice President of the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) Chen Qimai (Deputy Prime Minister) inspected the Taipei Hospital (= hospital) in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City after inspecting the terminal clinic on the 14th. Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, similar to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare). Chen thanked Taipei Hospital for its full cooperation in the epidemic prevention policy, including supporting the quarantine work at Taipei Songshan Airport, as well as the quarantine work for the passengers and crew of the cruise ship Aquarius.
The government applies big data to health insurance to prevent pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus with scientific means. Under the cooperation of the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of the Interior (equivalent to the Immigration Bureau of Japan) and the Disease Control Office of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Welfare, the Central Health Insurance Office of the Ministry of Health and Welfare can reach Wuhan and Hubei in mainland China, as well as mainland China in just one day.・Established a system to integrate immigrant lists and health insurance card records from Hong Kong and Macau. The “instant early warning” (real-time early warning information) function is added to the information transmitted by the medical insurance card, so that the front-line medical staff can grasp the patient’s travel records to mainland China when they come into contact with the patient, enabling more effective containment of the new coronavirus in the test field .
Deputy Director Chen listed the following two points as the characteristics of this infection control. First, this type of pneumonia tends to be mild in symptoms but highly contagious. For this reason, temperature detection alone, such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in 2003, is not enough. history/cluster) are objective and specific indicators. The Executive Yuan has linked the medical insurance card with the data of the Immigration Department and the Central Medical Insurance Office to let local medical staff understand the risk of infection. Second, this kind of pneumonia takes time to treat from the onset. For this reason, the burden on terminal medical personnel is relatively large, and such personnel are particularly hard-working.
Efforts to prevent epidemics are “I do it for others, others do it for me”. People who are quarantined will experience all sorts of inconveniences, but if they isolate at home, it can ease their anxiety about infecting others. In addition, epidemic prevention is similar to finding water leaks. It is very difficult to plug all holes and completely eliminate water leaks.
Chen said medical personnel are the most important line of defense for the country’s health and have always maintained and protected Taiwan. Chen also thanked citizens for complying with the government’s anti-epidemic measures, saying that policies such as the distribution of masks, home isolation of suspected cases, and medical institutions have all been implemented smoothly.