Smart community transmission prevention
I. Employing NHI big data to help front-line workers detect cases:
2. The contact history of people subjected to home quarantine is specified.
3. The occupation of flight crews, healthcare workers, and residents or workers at residential long-term care facilities is specified.
4. The travel history of naval crews of the Dunmu Fleet is specified.
2. Medical institutions can use the electronic referral platform to upload medical information of people in home isolation or home quarantine to facilitate the judgement of infection condition.
II. Adopting technology to strengthen isolation and quarantine measures
2. Travelers’ information is integrated into the disease prevention tracking system for the 14-day quarantine, as well as the Digital Fencing Tracking System to accurately track whereabouts of people in quarantine and issue warnings.
2. When people in home isolation or home quarantine leave their home or turn off their mobile phone, the tracking system will send a warning message to them, as well as the civil affairs authorities, health agencies, and local police to get hold of their location.
3. For travelers who enter Taiwan without a Taiwanese phone number, a mobile phone will be provided to them, so that health officials can immediately contact them and provide assistance and care.
Technology helps enforce home isolation and home quarantine.
III. Expanding telecare to reduce the risk of community spread
(II) Disease history-taking may be carried out via telecommunications and a prescription may be written for situations that require immediate medical treatment in accordance with the Rules of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment by Telecommunications.
(III) Chronic disease patients in a stable condition may ask others to describe their condition to a physician and collect a prescription, or provide services via telecare for patients with special conditions in accordance with the Rules of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment by Telecommunications.
IV. Creating a strong disease prevention network through thorough epidemiological investigations and tracking, as well as a professional decision-making team.
2. Taiwan's International Health Regulations (IHR) focal point constantly shares and exchanges crucial epidemic information or critical public health issues with the international community.
2. In addition, our community surveillance system has been reinforced, and criteria for case monitoring and reporting have been expanded. Furthermore, travelers arriving from various epidemic regions at different times have been individually tracked to determine their movements. These measures have been taken to block the virus early on and prevent its spread in communities.
2. Based on their clinical experiences and results from epidemiological investigations, the CECC’s expert team continuously adjusts case definitions and the criteria for case reporting, revises clinical and medical treatment recommendations, and shares and exchanges the latest disease prevention information with the international community.
Central Epidemic Command Center advisor Chang Shan-chwen convenes an expert consultation meeting to set criteria for COVID-19 case reporting and related medical guidelines.
The Central Epidemic Command Center adjusts criteria for COVID-19 case reporting based on the development of international and domestic situations.
- Last Updated:2020-06-05
- Data Source:Office of International Cooperation
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