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Smart Living

Promoting digital profile; offering more options of digital payment; promoting gerontechnology; using wearable technology to track health; developing smart hospitals, etc.

Smart Living

1. Digital Payments

  1. Do you agree that the proposed short-medium-long term initiatives can facilitate the development of smart city in Hong Kong?


  2. Do you agree these short-medium-long term initiatives are appropriate?


  3. Any suggestions for the Government to consider regarding the short-medium-long term initiatives?

Initiatives
Offering more options of digital payment
Short Term Initiatives (2017-2020)
  • Define policies for requiring service providers to accept digital payments
  • Assess requirements for using a single converged terminal for payments
  • Innovate a converged device supporting popular types of payment methods
  • Assess and deploy pilots of converged payment devices
  • Further enhance the payment infrastructure in Hong Kong through Faster Payment System
  • Facilitate the payment service providers to define Service Level Agreements
Medium Term Initiatives (2021-2025)
  • Explore scaling up the adoption of converged payment devices
  • Explore new payment channels to integrate into the converged payment device
Long Term Initiatives (2026-2030+)
  • Move towards a cashless society
  • Conduct ongoing reviews of best practices and adopt as appropriate

2. Digital Persona

  1. Do you agree that the proposed short-medium-long term initiatives can facilitate the development of smart city in Hong Kong?


  2. Do you agree these short-medium-long term initiatives are appropriate?


  3. Any suggestions for the Government to consider regarding the short-medium-long term initiatives?

Initiatives
Promoting digital profile/persona
Short Term Initiatives (2017-2020)
  • Promote citizen adoption of digital persona and enable citizens to use their digital persona for acquiring services
  • Pilot use of biometric authentication for identity verification
  • Assess the feasibility of establishing an integrated account management mechanism for identity validation and identify pilots in selected business areas
  • Pilot programmes to explore the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (blockchain)
Medium Term Initiatives (2021-2025)
  • Expand adoption of the integrated account management mechanism for identity validation
  • Expand the use of biometric authentication for identity verification

3. Smart Community Healthcare

  1. Do you agree that the proposed short-medium-long term initiatives can facilitate the development of smart city in Hong Kong?


  2. Do you agree these short-medium-long term initiatives are appropriate?


  3. Any suggestions for the Government to consider regarding the short-medium-long term initiatives?

Initiatives
Promoting gerontechnology and using wearable technology to track health
Short Term Initiatives (2017-2020)
  • Consider a pilot programme to deliver integrated services to the needy by coordinating service requests, developing new solutions, and optimising resources
  • Continue to roll out the Electronic Health Record Sharing System (EHRSS)
  • Encourage further usage of wearables by citizens especially elderly to provide additional data for healthcare services
  • Encourage eligible healthcare providers, including NGOs, to join the EHRSS
  • Review outcome of eHealth projects e.g. HKJC’s Community eHealth Care Project
  • Adopt the use of technology such as telehealth and assistive measures in elderly centres and day care centres/units for the elderly at community level
  • Encourage wider adoption of successful smart-elderly care projects
  • More use of care robots at care homes for elderly to reduce care taker’s work load
  • More adoption of electronic nursing and drugs management system
  • Consider developing models for identification and prioritisation of treatment for high risk adults
  • Assess further developments on mobility applications for the disabilities on accessibility and connection to the outside world
  • Explore further developments to the apps for improving senior cognition
Medium Term Initiatives (2021-2025)
  • Explore development of a patient portal for facilitating patients to access EHRSS
  • Explore adopting risk prediction models to enhance treatment and prevention for chronic diseases
  • Explore the integration of healthcare providers cognition apps in prescription and treatment plans for senior patients
Long Term Initiatives (2026-2030+)
  • Explore use of analytics to improve services in disease detection and prognosis
  • Design models to support and maintain smart healthcare services
  • Possible use of artificial intelligence to enhance disease treatment and prevention

4. Smart Hospital Services

  1. Do you agree that the proposed short-medium-long term initiatives can facilitate the development of smart city in Hong Kong?


  2. Do you agree these short-medium-long term initiatives are appropriate?


  3. Any suggestions for the Government to consider regarding the short-medium-long term initiatives?

Initiatives
Developing smart hospitals
Short Term Initiatives (2017-2020)
  • Assess the feasibility of projects to improve the efficiency for provision of care to patients in hospitals
  • Develop an enhanced clinical care model, improve hospital workflow efficiency and other hospital clinical settings, quality and risk management of care delivery
  • Provide more digital collaboration capabilities for clinical service providers
  • Enhance clinical big data analytics capabilities for efficient planning on hospital facilities, patient care clinical decision support features and better preparation on urgent disease outbreak
Medium Term Initiatives (2021-2025)
  • Review pilot Smart Hospital activities and features executed in the short term
  • Design appropriate and feasible smart hospital features in the hospitals
  • Extend the use of the enhanced clinical care model, hospital workflow efficiency and other hospital clinical settings, quality and risk management of care delivery
  • Wider use of digital collaboration capabilities for clinical service providers
  • Further use of clinical big data analytics capabilities
Long Term Initiatives (2026-2030+)
  • Aim to retrofit most public hospitals with proven smart hospital features

5. Smart Workplace

  1. Do you agree that the proposed short-medium-long term initiatives can facilitate the development of smart city in Hong Kong?


  2. Do you agree these short-medium-long term initiatives are appropriate?


  3. Any suggestions for the Government to consider regarding the short-medium-long term initiatives?

Initiatives
Facilitating smartness at workplace
Short Term Initiatives (2017-2020)
  • Explore ICT and wearables that can be used with physical activities
  • Create appropriate flexible working arrangements and options for civil servants
  • Consider technology options that support flexible working arrangements