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    Privacy regulations are blocking data that could benefit health care in HK

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry and Hazel Knowles

    ... Simon Parry and Hazel Knowles Academics say Hong Kong's Hospital Authority is sitting on a gold mine of data that could be used to improve health services and help save lives, ... researchers to build up a profile of areas that are most vulnerable to self-harm and suicide, so that health care resources can then be recommended for those areas. However, despite assurances ...

  2. Shot in arm for health jobs

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from the need for about 20,000 nurses, there is a large variety of other jobs available. Paramedics- called 'allied health professionals' in Hong Kong- such as therapists, medical ... to develop their communication skills to be efficient, but at the same time reliable and caring. Au looks for nurses and allied health professionals who are curious about developing themselves ...

  3. Major health reshuffle set for coming months

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Some of the city's most senior health officials, including the director of health and the food and health minister, will step down in the next few months, due to retirement or the end of their contracts. Health department director Dr Lam Ping-yan (pictured) will stand down as early as next month, the South China Morning Post has learned, ...

  4. Health chief sorry for calling public doctors petty-minded

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has offered a qualified apology to public doctors after he called them 'petty-minded' for asking for standard working hours. Chow's attempt to cool the situation, however, was rejected by medics and lawmakers yesterday. One said he was just 'playing with words'. The secretary for food and health said of his ...

  5. Health care crisis needs planned solutions, not piecemeal fixes

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the comments made by Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok after his visit to hospitals ('Health officials visit hospitals amid threat of doctors' strike', March 1). It is disheartening to keep reading about the woes of the doctors and nurses in newspapers- but more so to read about the so-called solutions proposed by the Hospital Authority ...

  6. Old IDs being used to get health discounts

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... The services are provided on presentation of their Hong Kong identity cards, even if they are no longer valid. Public hospital and health care services are provided at subsidised rates for Hong Kong ... and Department of Health continue to rely on the local cards alone to prove resident status. 'It is evident that this practice is not consistent with public policy. Non-residents such as overstayers ...

  7. Case-mix reform may pay health dividends

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Community consensus on a new financing model to meet the rising cost of health care remains a distant prospect. The burden on the taxpayer and the government's budget continues ... of resources, including specialist clinics and services, is important to discussion of reform of health care financing. It is unhelpful to rational debate if people feel discriminated against ...

  8. Reforms the key to fixing health system

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The amount of time a patient spends with a doctor is key to the quality of health care. Exhaustive studies the world over have shown that the more minutes available, the better ... for longer consultation times. The burden of clinic computerisation, an ageing population with more complex health problems and the stress of Hong Kong life all mean increasingly less time ...

  9. Health chief refuses to point finger over baby mix-up in 1976

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The secretary for food and health yesterday declined to comment about whether anyone should be held responsible for swapping Kelvin Li Kwok-yin at birth at Tsan Yuk Hospital on November 30, 1976. It was very hard to know what happened because a lot of facts had yet to be confirmed, York Chow Yat-ngok said after attending a public function yesterday, adding the issue could ...

  10. Shape up and boost morale, health chief orders authority

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Poor management blamed for medical blunders Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has instructed the Hospital Authority to improve its management and staff morale after ... was unhappy with the blunders, which have adversely affected the image of the public health care system. In one case, a 21-year-old leukaemia patient died about three weeks after a doctor at Prince ...




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