Ko Advocates Standardized, Digitized Ambulance System

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Ko Advocates Standardized, Digitized Ambulance System

Ko Advocates Standardized, Digitized Ambulance System

Mayor Ko Wen-je attended a seminar on “Trauma and Integrative Medicine” on December 27. Having served five years as Chairman of NTUH Department of Traumatology, he took the opportunity to make a case for standardizing and digitizing the ambulance dispatch management system.

The mayor made the statement during discussions after Professor Li Wen-chiang of Taipei Veterans General Hospital delivered a speech on “Development and Vision of Taiwan Emergency Medicine and Patient Referral.”

According to Ko, both Taipei’s and New Taipei’s ambulance dispatch systems operate independently and lack standardized forms. This makes it nearly impossible to integrate the emergency medical services of the two municipalities on digital platforms.

Having discussed the matter with his New Taipei counterpart Eric Chu, Ko pointed out that both agree that the lack of standardized ambulance service forms will hinder the efficiency of patient transport.

Ko believes that a standardized and digitized management mechanism should be developed and applied nationwide, so that the island’s emergency operations can be readily accessible online. He also stressed that what the capital needs is a better coordinated medical resources management system – not the establishment of eight “first-level trauma centers.”

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  • Updated: 2014-12-29 15:11
  • Reviewed: 2014-12-29 15:11
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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