National Cheng Kung University Hospital

Taiwan's first 'smart' geriatric hospital underway

As the issue of super-aging inevitably looms for the Taiwanese population, a leading hospital in Tainan is building the country's first geriatric facility. To get the desired hardware and software for its cutting-edge healthcare service, the team is proactively seeking partnerships with ICT manufacturers, who will be kept apprised of demands from the health professionals.
NCKUH has made extensive use of smart technologies to improve the efficiency of the service. For example, the hospital leverages Instead of visiting multiple units for treatments, seniors visiting outpatient facilities will first encounter a group of physicians from different fields. Service at the new geriatric hospital will not be limited to the facility but will also involve the local community as part of an effort to promote senior health through preventive care and other initiatives.