Dr. Ray-Jade Chen was appointed as the superintendent of Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH) on January 1, 2015. Taipei Medical University Hospital is the flagship hospital of Taipei Medical University Healthcare System, which provides world-class patient care and services as well as having been accredited three times by JCI. TMUH provides patient-centered comprehensive medical services with 800 beds, 28 specialty medical departments, 40 sub-specialty departments and 10 specialty centers. We deliver comprehensive and coordinated services by integrating primary and specialty care with research and education.
TMUH is also one of the leading smart hospitals in Taiwan and has been granted HIMSS Stage 6 since 2014. Ray plays a pivotal role in the strategic development of hospital IT infrastructure and has driven its transformation from intra-hospital to a robust IT ecosystem. He has a deep commitment to empowering patient health rather simply treating diseases. Through expertise in clinical services, hospital administration, and medical informatics, he has championed the use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies in leveraging hospital quality, privacy and safety toward a precision medicine approach.
Prior to this appointment, he was Director of the Center of Management and Development at Taipei Medical University (TMU) where he was responsible for the strategic planning of all healthcare system digitalization in TMU Healthcare System. Currently, he is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Development for Healthcare Informatics and the Dispute Review Committee of National Health Insurance in Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Ray-Jade graduated from TMU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, and has also received a Master’s Degree of Medical informatics from TMU. Currently, he is a Professor of Surgery at the TMU Medical School and an internationally well-known expert in hepato-biliary-pancreatic (HBP) surgery and Trauma & Critical Care Medicine.