Smart Living

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
   
Comments
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
   
Comments
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
   
Comments
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
   
Comments
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
   
Comments
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

Overall Comments for Smart Living


  1. Do you agree that those projects and initiatives of Smart Living proposed in the consultancy study report can facilitate the development of smart city in Hong Kong?
  2. Any suggestions for the Government to consider regarding the Smart Living?

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