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China Looks to Internet+ Model to Transform Healthcare Services

In a bid to bring the management of the country’s medical and healthcare sector into the digital age, the State Council recently issued its Opinions on Promoting the Development of Internet+ Healthcare. In addition to calling for the wider application of Big Data within the healthcare sector, the Council also identified three particular priorities:

Establishing a Robust Internet+ Healthcare Service System:

In particular, this will involve the innovative use of Internet+ to optimise the services provided by family doctors and to ensure the availability and delivery of required medication.

Optimising the Internet+ Healthcare Support System

This will entail utilising Internet+ to accelerate the wider sharing of healthcare data, while also seeking to raise overall healthcare standards, improve hospital management and maximise the ease of access to any required services.

Using Internet+ to Reinforce Regulatory and Security Regimes

In particular, this will see the strengths of Internet+ leveraged upon to ensure stricter quality control in the provision of all medical services, as well as to guarantee greater data security.

For further details (in Chinese), please visit the following link:

Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Promoting the Development of Internet+ Healthcare (Guo Ban Fa No. 26 [2018])

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