TMU x MOHW Collaboration-NHI Workshop in Vietnam
Source: College of Public Health
Published on 2020-04-17
C o-organized by Taipei Medical University (TMU) and the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) under the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), the first-ever “Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Workshop” was held on June 17th, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Delegates from Taiwan consisted of representatives from NHIA and professors from TMU, totaling 13 people, who shared the experiences of running the National Health Insurance (NHI), payment system, and the NHI MediCloud in the event.
Joined by officials and scholars that expressed great interest in Taiwan’s NHI and medical information system, the workshop was the first official event between Taiwan and Vietnam Health Ministry after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed at the end of 2018. Delegates from Taiwan met with nearly 50 representatives from Vietnamese government agencies and medical departments including Vietnam Ministry of Health, the Vietnam Social Security, Quang Ninh Provincial Department of Health, Bach Mai Hospital, Viet Duc Hospital, Hanoi University of Public Health, and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
To better understand the policies regarding labor insurance and health insurance in Vietnam as well as seek opportunities for future cooperation, delegates from Taiwan visited Vietnam Ministry of Health, the Vietnam Social Security, and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. To learn more about the current practice of health insurance in local hospitals, the group also made stops at Viet Duc Hospital and Bach Mai Hospital.
This workshop has deepened the understanding in terms of health insurance and medical information system among officials, scholars, and health professionals of both Taiwan and Vietnam. At the same time, Taiwan has demonstrated its soft power in healthcare and created opportunities for collaboration with New Southbound countries in improving public health and people’s wellbeing, setting a new milestone for the exchange and sharing of healthcare achievements.