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Technology and Country Experiences in Coronavirus Response – The Case of Taiwan

May 18 @ 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Featuring: Ming-Fen Chuang, Deputy Director, Taiwan, National Development Council;  Cheng-Ming Wang, Senior Systems Analyst, Taiwan National Development Council;  Zhou-peng Liao, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Taiwan E-Governance Research Center

The Taiwan E-Government program and corresponding investment in ICT in the public sector over the last twenty years has played a key role in enabling Taiwan’s COVID-19 response. The webinar will explore how Taiwan’s digital government capability provided the foundation for a wide ranging set of COVID-19 response initiatives including: identification and containment by correlating immigration and customs data and health insurance data; real time alerting and travel risk assessment through analysis of travel history and patient symptoms; and the proactive contacting of patients with respiratory illness symptoms.

In addition, the webinar will highlight the Taiwan National Health Command Center (NHCC) (established after SARS in 2004) which coordinated the COVID-19 response between national and local governments.