Skip to 0 minutes and 14 secondsHello everyone, hope you all are keeping well. My name is Usman Iqbal and I am working as an Assistant professor at Taipei Medical University. Welcome to this course. In this course, you will learn about the application of big data and artificial intelligence in medicine and how data have transformed healthcare today globally. You will also learn about the benefits and challenges of sharing global healthcare data. Data transparency is very important, as data sharing have huge potential for the healthcare improvement and patient safety around the globe. For example, in Taiwan, during the COVID-19, Taiwan’s initiative for containing COVID-19 includes linking the National Immigration Agency data with the National Health Insurance data.
Skip to 0 minutes and 59 secondsWith just the National Health Insurance smart card or ID number, the system alerts healthcare providers to the patients’ travel history and contact history during their clinical visits. Also, Taiwan's National Health Insurance data played an important role in the eMask distribution system, which is Name-based system, allowed everyone in Taiwan to order face masks through National Insurance through mobile app or MyHealthBank. It also allows one to look up the nearest pharmacy that has face masks in stock so they don't have to be in a queue. So, whether you work as a healthcare professional or are simply curious, join this course on FutureLearn. Invite your friends to share this learning experience with you. You will learn from prestigious instructors globally.
Skip to 1 minute and 48 secondsAbout why big data is becoming mainstream, and why it is providing prominent opportunities in the healthcare industry around the world. Thank you!