Taipei Medical University (TMU) is ranked as one of the World's Top 100 medical universities according to the QS World University Rankings. TMU is composed of seven colleges including College of Medical Science and Technology. The College of Medical Science and Technology, is a leading institution who have demonstrated the excellence in cutting-edge research in the utilization of ICT in the healthcare. The International Center for Health Information Technology (ICHIT), is a leading center who have demonstrated the excellence in cutting-edge research in the utilization of ICT in the healthcare. Our focus is 4P medicine (Prediction, Prevention, Participation and Personalization). We work closely with our teaching hospitals and practice translational medicine to our best knowledge. We formed a multidisciplinary team consist of experts from Biomedical informatics, Data mining, Natural Language Processing, Social Networking experts, Consultants from Neurology, Cardiology, Nephrology and Dermatology, Physicians, Nurses and medical technologists. We are mainly focusing on translational research in HIT (Health Information Technology). In this context we can offer you design as well as functional analysis of the software, evaluation of the mobile Apps, business and processes analytics, integration of heterogeneous e-Health and m-Health systems through a common open platform.
Taipei Medical University has four teaching hospitals with a total of 3500 beds and about 5000 outpatient visits every day. We have access to EHR of all our patients from last 20 years in the four university affiliated hospitals. Taking into account our technical capabilities and complementary environment that Taiwan provides, we would be happy to support the scientific and technical objectives of the CrowdHEALTH with the next tasks: In the development of a mobile app which collect lifestyle data and aids in monitoring and predicting risk to develop overweight and obesity among adult population. TMU will contribute a dataset of 2 million cohort of 14 years (1999 - 2013), from the NHI (National Health Insurance). TMU will work with partners to process the data and provide them the dataset according to their requirements. Further, TMU will also contribute to CrowdHEALTH their use case study of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) associated polymorbidity, which is a 13 year cohort study in Taiwan.