|Jen-Ai Hospital CEO Invited to Speak at HMA Conference 2006
BY MARK K. CHAN
TAICHUNG, JEN-AI HOSPITAL - DALI
Ą@Ą@Dr. Ming-I Chan Liao, Superintendent of Jen-Ai Hospital - Dali & Taichung, was invited to speak as a member of a panel discussion at the Hospital Management Asia (HMA) Conference in Singapore, on August 29, 2006. This is the second time that Dr. Chan Liao spoke at the premier learning conference for hospital managers in Asia (the first time was at the HMA Conference 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand).
Ą@Ą@In its fifth annual event, 64 presenters and moderators from 12 countries in Asia, Europe and the U.S. spoke in 6 plenary sessions and 32 special interest sessions. Various hospitals from 15 countries competed in the Asian Hospital Management Awards 2006 and many local hospitals took part in the Singapore Clinical Quality Poster Competition. In addition, 5 pre-conference seminars and 5 post-conference hospital tours were arranged for the more than 550 delegates that came from various parts of Asia.
Ą@Ą@Known as the leading expert on Risk Management and Patient Safety in Taiwan, Dr. Chan Liao spoke at the first concurrent Special Interest Session on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, from 11am to 12:30pm. The panel discussion, joined by other experts from Hong Kong and Indonesia, was entitled Ą§The role of Risk Management in Patient Safety is more important than you think: How to organize and implement a program for optimum resultsĄš. The session took place at the JHMI Room (Waterfront 1) of the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore, with more than 55 delegates attending this particular panel discussion.
Ą@Ą@Of the more than 550 delegates that participated in this two-day event, there were only 10 delegates from Taiwan, this year. 3 delegates from Jen-Ai Hospital in Taichung County (Dr. Chan Liao; Dr. Chi-shiang Hsu, Director of Community Medicine Dept. & Co-Director of Radiology Dept.; and Mr. Mark K. Chan, Program Director of International Patient Center) and 7 delegates from Wanfang Hospital in Taipei City attended this event. For the second time in its history, Taiwan was once again honored to be a Finalist, this time Wanfang Hospital was selected in the Community Service Category (Jen-Ai Hospital - Dali was chosen to be the Finalist in the IT / E-commerce Category at the HMA Conference 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand - the first time, a hospital from Taiwan was honored.
Ą@Ą@As the only speaker and expert to be invited from Taiwan, this year, Dr. Chan Liao hopes that many more representatives from Taiwan will be invited to speak at various international hospital management conferences in the future, to share the experiences of Taiwan hospitals, so that international exchange of information can be developed with hospitals from around the world. Many opportunities are available for English-speaking experts from Taiwan; the details of the next Hospital Management Asia Conference has yet to be decided, but will most likely take place in September 2007, in Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia or Vietnam.