NHIA wants to cut back unnecessary repeat tests for patients

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/05
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Lilian Wu

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) said Monday that it will more closely monitor diagnostic testing of patients to avoid abuse of the country’s health care resources.

NHIA Director General Lee Po-chang (李伯璋) said that as part of the effort, his agency last month implemented a cloud-based system that generates a popup notice on the doctor’s computer to show what tests the patient has had over the most recent six-month period.

This is to help avoid unnecessary repetition of tests such as computer tomography (CT scans), ultrasound examinations, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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