On July 30, 2018, iGHP had the honor of hosting lectures by Associate Professor Hsing-An Chen of the School of Law at Fu Jen Catholic University and Dr. Takanori Fujita of iGHP to speak about the challenges faced by each country on the legal and systematic framework of the health ICT. While health data is increasingly becoming digitalized and utilized widely, the balance between personal data protection and its utilization has yet to be agreed upon globally. Taiwan and Japan, the two countries known for their high-tech ICT utilization, have observed similar trends and dilemmas. The two speakers provided detailed examples, such as amendment of personal data protection act and utilization of health database under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Following the talks, Assistant Professor Tzu-Hsuen Yuan of the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene at the College of Public Health of National Taiwan University and Assistant Professor Raymond N. Kuo of the Institute of Health Policy and Management at the College of Public Health of National Taiwan University joined in for a panel discussion. The four experts discussed on the possible solutions including establishment of standards and new regulation of health databases.
Dr. Fujita suggests iGHP continues to have discussion with Taiwan research team for common issues and future prospect.
Participants had diverse back ground, not only from medical field but also from international studies and humanities field.
The event was attended by over 30 people.