Building Intelligent Hospitals for the Elderly
打造老人智慧醫院
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          On September 3, 2018, NCKU signed an MOU of Intelligent Medical Collaboration for the Elderly with Quanta Computer Inc., to utilize AI and IoT to co-develop patient-oriented medical treatment and care, and build a benchmark intelligent hospital for the elderly. NCKU Medical Center has an excellent medical work force, an exemplary domestic reputation in medical treatment, and abundant clinical experience. With the agreement signed by both sides, NCKU will provide an optimal place for medical clinical tests and offer assistance in medical research to help optimize Quanta Computer’s technology and products. With NCKU’s AI-assisted medical treatment, the disease-oriented treatment of the past will become a patient-oriented care system. The bilateral collaboration will bring mutual benefits and benefit a vast number of patients and their families.

          One of the purposes of introducing AI into hospitals for the elderly is to help medical personnel improve medical care quality. Another focus is to build a barrier-free hospital. The top priority of the barrier-free hospital is to combine community pharmacists, community doctors, and public health nurses to construct a technology-driven community health care net that connects with post-discharge care to extend the hospital-based care system to the community. For example, patients with cardiac catheters, with complete intelligent medical treatment services, post-surgery patients will transmit biological data the entire day to the hospital via head-mounted wearables. Upon signal anomaly, the monitoring staff will immediately inform the patient and give advice. Additionally, with the community health care net, the community pharmacists will provide patients with the medicine, the community doctors will diagnose the patients, and the public health nurses will provide health education. The patients’ information including pharmaceutical records and medical records can be accessed from the cloud and transmitted to the information center of the hospital for the elderly to provide health management for the public and build a barrier-free hospital. AI will be utilized on hosptial wards. NCKU Hospital is currently working on intelligent wards. This will integrate independent pieces of information via technology and provide them to the patients, nurses and doctors. In an intelligent ward, patients will be able to understand the reasons for inspection, assess the risks of the treatment, know the time of the doctors’ ward check, ask doctors questions ahead of time, and even know post-surgery recovery status.

          The enormous medical data generated from intelligent medical treatment services is the cornerstone of enhancing precision medical treatment. Through IA computing and analysis, NCKU provides the big data required to foster precision medical treatments including, preventive medicine, personalized medicine, participating medicine, and to establish patient-exclusive treatment strategies. NCKU Medical Center will utilize technology to map out holistic intelligent medical treatment services.

          Founded in 1984, NCKU Hospital was one of Taiwan government's 14 major construction projects of the country. NCKU Hospital is a critical national medical center located in southern Taiwan with the purpose of balancing northern and southern medical treatment resources. NCKU is one of the few top comprehensive universities in Taiwan. From science and technology to Medicine, NCKU's intelligent hospital for the elderly integrates specialized talents training with the medical treatment industry and care system for the elderly. It is also a reference for the decision making of the government to foster policies for the elderly and intelligent long-distance medical treatment.

          107年9月3日成大與廣達電腦簽署「高齡智慧醫療合作備忘錄」,運用人工智慧及物聯網等科技,共同開發以病患為中心的醫療與照護服務,打造具指標性的智慧型老人醫院。

          成大醫學中心擁有優質醫療人力,又是全國急重難罕醫療典範,有著豐富臨床經驗,雙方簽約合作,成大除了提供優質的醫療臨床試驗場域,還將在醫療研究上提供協助,幫助廣達相關技術與產品最佳化,而成大醫療在智慧科技的注入下,原本過去疾病為導向的醫療,將轉為以病人為中心的照護模式。雙方合作帶來互惠,造福廣大的病患及家屬。

          智慧科技導入老人醫院,目的之一在協助醫療人員提高醫療照護品質,另一重點是打造無牆化醫院。無牆化醫院首要之務在結合社區藥師、社區醫師、公衛護士等,建構科技化社區健康照護網,銜接出院後續照護,將醫院為基礎的照護,延伸到社區。以心導管病患為例說明,有了完善智慧醫療服務,患者術後透過穿戴裝置,24小時將生理資訊傳到醫院,一旦訊號異常,監控人員立即通知病患給予相關建議。另外,在社區健康照護網下,社區藥師提供病患用藥,社區醫師看診,公衛護士進行衛教等,都可以透過雲端將藥歷、病歷將患者資訊等傳到老人醫院資訊中心,為民眾做好健康管理,打造出無牆化醫院。智慧科技也能用在病房,目前成大醫院已著手建立智能病房。透過科技整合原本各自獨立的資訊,分別提供給病人端、護理端以及醫師端。在智能病房,病人將能了解做檢查的原因、評估治療風險、得知醫師查房時間,提前向醫師提問即時解惑,甚至手術後恢復狀況也能得知,提高照護品質,促進醫病溝通等。

          智慧醫療服務產生龐大的醫療數據,也是強化精準醫療的發展基礎,透過人工智慧運算及分析,提供了推動預防醫療、預測醫學、個人化醫學、參與醫學等精準醫療所需的大數據,打造病人專屬的治療策略,成大醫學中心將應用科,擘畫出全人智能醫療服務。

          成立於1984年的成大醫院是政府早年「國家14大建設」之一,醫學院附設醫院是雲嘉南地區重要的國家級醫學中心,目的在平衡南北醫療資源。成功大學是台灣少有的綜合性頂尖大學,從理工到醫學,成大智慧型老人醫院結合老人醫學人才培育,醫療產業及高齡照護等,也做為政府推動高齡政策、智慧遠距醫療等決策參考依據。