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Williams Speaks at First International Conference of Hospital Medicine in Taiwan

Group of men in black suits.
Left to right: Chung-Liang Shih, Charles Liao, Mark V. Williams, Jerome C. Siy, Toru Yamada and Hung-Bin Tsai.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2017) – During a recent trip to Taiwan, Dr. Mark V. Williams, director of the Center for Health Services Research (CHSR), had the opportunity to share his expertise as a hospitalist and researcher with colleagues in Taiwan.

Williams was invited by Dr. Ming-Chin Yang, National Taiwan University’s associate dean of the College of Public Health, and Dr. Nin-Chieh Hsu, a practicing hospitalist in Taiwan, to speak at the Jan. 7 forum of hospital medicine at the first International Conference of Hospital Medicine.

Williams focused his presentation on the evolution of hospital medicine and the roles hospitalists play now and the role they will play in the future.

With the overall goal of inspiring the planning and implementation of hospital medicine in Taiwan, this conference focused on the challenges, opportunities and future of the field. “I appreciated the warm reception and eagerness to learn from UK’s internationally recognized experience in the specialty of hospital medicine, which includes over 50,000 physicians in the United States,” Williams said.

Williams has been the director of the Center for Health Services Research since 2014. CHSR is focused on creating, testing and scaling next-generation solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivery and the overall health of people within Kentucky and beyond. He also serves as chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UK HealthCare. More than 50 hospitalists in the division care for more than 200 hospitalized patients per day at UK HealthCare.

“This invitation to the first ever International Conference of Hospital Medicine in Taiwan exemplified an opportunity to share UK’s expertise with physicians and policy makers from countries across southeast Asia,” Williams said.

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