WITSA Chair-Person Yvonne Chiu met IFB President for initiating cooperation in ICT and Smart Health in Brunei
The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is the only global organization that brings together the world’s leading ICT associations. Due to its high representative, it provides all its members a network linked of 83 countries and an international platform to showcase its members and goals.
As one of WITSA’s missions is developing relationship and knowledge between regional associations, this time, Ms. Chiu not only invited IFB President for joining WITSA, also had a deep discussion of Smart Health technology application in medical system to improve Brunei people’s wellbeing by using the successful cases in Taiwan.
Taiwan and Brueni both are within the same region, also share some cultural commonalities. For example, the local dialects: Minnan in Taiwan and Fuzhou in Brunei can communicate with each other without problem. This similarity highly assisted the relationship building and the discussion of digitalizing Brueni medical system, as it’s based on the shared culture and environment understanding. Dr. Wu from CMU medical hospital used “Pain Free Hospital” to showcase that how Taiwan interweave the unique oriental culture’ characteristics into medical and ICT to make smart health more applicable to patients and system.
This meeting was ended with some positive feedbacks, it includes IFB initiated the request to join WITSA, and interested in signing a bilateral cooperation memorandum with CISA for future cooperation, especially in the field of smart health and ICT industry. It opens the new page for both WITSA and Brunei, more cross-industry, more cross-border cooperation and better partnership in technology and humanistic care.