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Strengthening primary care in Hong Kong: fostering continuity of care from a health system perspective

Margaret K Ho
2020 Hong Kong Medical Journal  
This reduces the burden on the public sector, not only at the primary level but also at higher levels of care owing to better gatekeeping. This also improves quality of service delivery.  ...  In response to this, Hong Kong developed Community Health Centres (CHCs), public one-stop polyclinics. 13 To date, three CHCs in populationdense districts are in operation, with plans for more. 13  ... 
doi:10.12809/hkmj198368 pmid:33350972 fatcat:cei23uc4una4jgagyx522aeiha

A Smart Card-Based Electronic School Absenteeism System for Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance in Hong Kong: Design, Implementation, and Feasibility Assessment

Dennis KM Ip, Eric HY Lau, Hau Chi So, Jingyi Xiao, Chi Kin Lam, Vicky J Fang, Yat Hung Tam, Gabriel M Leung, Benjamin J Cowling
2017 JMIR Public Health and Surveillance  
among a representative network of local primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.  ...  Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of implementing an electronic school absenteeism surveillance system using smart card-based technology for influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance  ...  The authors gratefully acknowledge the BroadLearning Education (Asia) Limited for collaboration in developing and implementing the system.  ... 
doi:10.2196/publichealth.6810 pmid:28986338 pmcid:PMC5650675 fatcat:jjkcuxywqzagfevsuae3sudqb4

Health Care System and Pharmacy Practice in Hong Kong

Chui Ping Lee
2018 The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy  
Acknowledgement: The author would like to thank Chiang Sau Chu for her invaluable contribution in providing supportive information.  ...  platform named the Electronic Health Record Sharing System was launched in Hong Kong in 2016. 19 With the patient's consent, the Hospital Authority, the Department of Health, and private health care  ...  the issue of a rapidly aging population poses major threats to the health care system in Hong Kong.  ... 
doi:10.4212/cjhp.v71i2.1865 fatcat:3op2oegzerewfkey565exlvjvy

Governance in the Information Age: Building E-Government in Hong Kong

Ian Holliday, Rebecca C.W. Kwok
2004 New Media & Society  
The article reviews the literatures on e-government and governance reform, and engages in detailed analysis of egovernment initiatives and parallel policy changes undertaken in Hong Kong, which is currently  ...  The article holds that to succeed in addressing the challenges of the information age, the Hong Kong government needs to adopt a broader strategy that goes beyond service delivery to encompass citizen  ...  Acknowledgements We are very grateful to officials from the Hong Kong government and other bodies for talking to us about e-government in the territory. The usual disclaimer applies.  ... 
doi:10.1177/146144804044334 fatcat:apemskzhlnbqfg76nl6xsf7yzm

Electronic Waste Governance under "One Country, Two Systems": Hong Kong and Mainland China

Natalie Wong
2018 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The paper argues that institutional arrangements play a dominant role in governing e-waste policy networks at the local level of governance in Hong Kong and China; however, a lack of accountability and  ...  While the Chinese government implemented a waste import ban in January 2018, Hong Kong has not enforced Chinese policies under the "One Country, Two Systems" framework.  ...  Acknowledgments: The author would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments. Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph15112347 fatcat:tzpptq66ujh3fhlnmfeydvc3ai

A Consensus-Based Policy Framework on Pharmacist-Led Self-Management Using the Delphi Process

Fiona Y. Y. Wong, Frank W. K. Chan, Joyce H. S. You, Eliza L. Y. Wong, Eng-Kiong Yeoh
2012 Journal of Service Science and Management  
Fragmentation of the healthcare system and lack of connectivity between in-hospital and community services, have posed an impact on management of patients with chronic conditions.  ...  As self-management is an essential component in chronic disease management model and pharmacists are underutilized in Hong Kong, this study developed a consensus-based policy framework on pharmacist-led  ...  Right of Access of Pharmacists to an Electronic Health Record System Currently, the Hong Kong government is developing an electronic health record system which aims to connect all public and private hospitals  ... 
doi:10.4236/jssm.2012.53027 fatcat:qynlkmx7kjcfrlmjnnyu2wve6m

What can countries learn from Hong Kong's response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Samuel Y.S. Wong, Kwok Kin On, Francis K.L. Chan
2020 CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal  
risk who enter Hong Kong • Mandatory self-quarantine for some of the close contacts of confirmed cases, with monitoring of compliance by electronic wristbands • Testing of returning travellers at the  ...  Box 1: Public health measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Hong Kong government Border control and social distancing • Temperature screening at border checkpoints • Health declaration  ... 
doi:10.1503/cmaj.200563 pmid:32332040 pmcid:PMC7234274 fatcat:2c6jk5kgjrakhmcc6j22dvlb5m


Yihong Yao, Dongya Li
2016 European Journal of Sustainable Development  
Acknowledgement This paper was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IDS12/14).  ...  measurement and reporting system (SMRS), a system that covered major facilities in Hong Kong and China and allowed users in operational divisions to input data and monitor progress, making real-time review  ...  The Club closely monitored the fuel performance of its vehicles to seek further improvement; at the same time a centralized system was in use to increase the efficient use of cars by sharing.  ... 
doi:10.14207/ejsd.2016.v5n4p483 fatcat:7sv6m7nqbvf4bllz2ifxt5vwa4

Avian influenza and pandemic influenza preparedness in Hong Kong

Ping Yan Lam
2008 Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore  
Being a member of the global village, Hong Kong is committed to contributing its share of efforts and collaborating with health authorities internationally in combating our common public health enemy.  ...  Implementing quarantine and social distancing measures to contain or mitigate the spread of pandemic influenza is problematic in a highly urbanised city like Hong Kong as they involved complex operational  ...  When the facility comes into operation, live poultry will no longer be sold at the wet markets of Hong Kong.  ... 
pmid:18618061 fatcat:cwrvubr4hnaz3j2lrambbtsssq

A pragmatic approach to timely disease surveillance in the emergency department

J T K Chan
2003 Emergency Medicine Journal  
Computer system The ED computer system used in Hong Kong has been locally developed by the hospital authority.  ...  Although it was not fully utilised in this study period, the ED computer system in Hong Kong also has the capacity to track cases across Hong Kong because of the common and unique HKID and hospital authority  ... 
doi:10.1136/emj.20.5.443 pmid:12954684 pmcid:PMC1726195 fatcat:qmhiuhx7uvhl5o742pjmdi7u24

Evaluation of sentinel surveillance system for monitoring hand, foot and mouth disease in Hong Kong

M. Edmond, C. Wong, S.K. Chuang
2011 Public Health  
A sentinel surveillance system (SSS) was set up in Hong Kong to monitor hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) trends.  ...  The SSS is effective for monitoring HFMD trends in Hong Kong, and is useful for initiating preventive measures.  ...  , Department of Health, HKSAR, for contributing the epidemiological HFMD information. r e f e r e n c e s  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2011.09.002 pmid:22036193 pmcid:PMC7111717 fatcat:s64mshknmbcczgs5zuawfjkgae

Integrated Care for Multimorbidity Population in Asian Countries: A Scoping Review

Jiaer Lin, Kamrul Islam, Adriana Castelli, Stephen Leeder, Zhaohua Huo, Chi Tim Hung, Eng Kiong Yeoh, James Gillespie, Hengjin Dong, Jan Erik Askildsen, Dan Liu, Qi Cao (+2 others)
2022 International Journal of Integrated Care  
Most programmes involved more micro-level elements that coordinate services at the individual level (n = 20) than meso- and macro-level elements, and programmes generally incorporated horizontal and vertical  ...  A scoping review was conducted by searching electronic databases encompassing Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science.  ...  Electronic medical records or patient portals were used at the micro-level in 40% of the programmes reviewed (n = 9).  ... 
doi:10.5334/ijic.6009 pmid:35414805 pmcid:PMC8932356 fatcat:owrmyvzvyzftxmr724uystmlyy

RFID analytics for hospital ward management

Chun-Hung Cheng, Yong-Hong Kuo
2015 Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal  
hospitals in Hong Kong.  ...  This pilot study demonstrates the feasibility of the implementation of this RFID-enabled platform for practical use in hospital wards.  ...  He has recently led a project team to design and implement operational systems for an air-mail center and two museums in Hong Kong.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10696-015-9230-6 pmid:32288935 pmcid:PMC7104608 fatcat:psxdwyxfdjejdc5rql4hf3gtuq

A Clinical Practice Guideline to Guide a System Approach to Diabetes Care in Hong Kong

Ip Tim Lau
2017 Diabetes & Metabolism Journal  
The Hospital Authority of Hong Kong is a statutory body that manages all the public medical care institutions in Hong Kong.  ...  The patient population has been growing at 6% to 8% per year over the past 5 years, estimated to include over 95% of all diagnosed patients in Hong Kong.  ...  THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF HONG KONG Hong Kong has a dual track system with public and private care along each other.  ... 
doi:10.4093/dmj.2017.41.2.81 pmid:28447435 pmcid:PMC5409002 fatcat:vxt7tbegwjeennvmbiupvcg4si

Patient self-management and pharmacist-led patient self-management in Hong Kong: A focus group study from different healthcare professionals' perspectives

Fiona YY Wong, Frank WK Chan, Joyce HS You, Eliza LY Wong, EK Yeoh
2011 BMC Health Services Research  
However, the development of both patient self-management and role of pharmacists is limited in Hong Kong.  ...  conditions, in addition to exploring the possibilities of developing pharmacist-led patient self-management in Hong Kong.  ...  in Health Services, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong (SHS-P-04) for supporting this project.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-121 pmid:21609422 pmcid:PMC3127980 fatcat:ss57px25kbdiblzs4jpvfafgy4
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