Wuxi plans state-of-the-art pub­lic health data plat­form

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS - By CAI JINGWEN in Wuxi, Jiangsu cai­jing­wen@chi­nadaily.com.cn

To fur­ther in­te­grate the in­ter­net of things tech­nol­ogy and the health­care in­dus­try, Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu prov­ince, plans to shape a health­care in­for­ma­tion sys­tem. It will in­clude a smart health­care man­age­ment plat­form and four cen­ters for pri­vate and pub­lic health data and de­mo­graphic anal­y­sis.

The city has at­tracted global gi­ants and en­cour­aged lo­cal firms to co­op­er­ate with the lo­cal gov­ern­ment and tap into this mar­ket with huge po­ten­tial.

Wuxi has built a smart health­care man­age­ment plat­form, fea­tur­ing cloud com­put­ing, big data and IoT, en­abling hos­pi­tals and clin­ics to pro­vide ser­vices based on smart mon­i­tor­ing of blood pres­sure and glu­cose lev­els for res­i­dents with chronic ill­nesses.

As­traZeneca Plc ap­plies IoT to di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment around China and set up an in­no­va­tion cen­ter in Wuxi, eye­ing the city’s ad­van­tages on IoT de­vel­op­ment.

“As­traZeneca has es­tab­lished some 1,300 com­pre­hen­sive di­ag­nos­tic and treat­ment cen­ters for res­pi­ra­tory disease and more than 12,000 res­pi­ra­tory clin­ics in over 260 cities in China,” said Leon Wang, ex­ec­u­tive vi­cepres­i­dent of As­traZeneca In­ter­na­tional.

At As­traZeneca’s res­pi­ra­tory clin­ics, pa­tients re­ceive no­tices about cur­rent air con­di­tions from IoT-in­te­grated med­i­cal in­halers. Doc­tors re­ceive pa­tient up­dates the same way.

The As­traZeneca Com­mer­cial In­no­va­tion Cen­ter, lo­cated in Xinwu district, is pro­mot­ing sim­i­lar IoT-based health­care that man­ages the pa­tient jour­ney from preven­tion to di­ag­no­sis, treat­ment and after-treat­ment sup­port. A smart health­care

man­age­ment plat­form is demon­strated at an IoT ex­hi­bi­tion in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu prov­ince.

“Tech­nol­ogy will help pro­vide in­tel­li­gent and con­ve­nient ser­vice for all,” said Liu Jun, CEO of BayNexus, a Wuxi-based com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in smart health­care.

BayNexus has al­ready pro­vided Wuxi No 3 Peo­ple’s Hospi­tal with a smart nurs­ing sys­tem us­ing ra­dio fre­quency iden­ti­fi­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy.

The sys­tem al­lows nurses to quickly iden­tify each pa­tient by swip­ing their wrist strap. The pa­tient’s di­ag­no­sis, med­i­cal reg­i­men and re­al­time symp­toms are then dis­played. More than 300 do­mes­tic hos­pi­tals are cur­rently us­ing the sys­tem.

Ac­cord­ing to re­search con­ducted by Shen­zhen-based Qianzhan In­dus­trial Re­search In­sti­tute, the mar­ket scale of smart health­care is ex­pected to ex­ceed 100 bil­lion yuan ($15.32 bil­lion) by 2020.

Wuxi is cur­rently ad­min­is­trat­ing nearly 3,000 smart blood and glu­cose mon­i­tors, ac­cord­ing to Shen Yan­hong, a lo­cal med­i­cal of­fi­cial quot­ing a fig­ure from lo­cal med­i­cal author­i­ties.

Wuxi has been de­vot­ing it­self to smart health­care re­search in re­cent years. The city called to­gether more than 40 do­mes­tic smart health­care ex­perts to is­sue a white pa­per on the Med­i­cal In­ter­net of Things (2016) last Oc­to­ber.

The white pa­per fea­tures the cur­rent sta­tus and de­vel­op­ment trend of in­te­gra­tion be­tween health care and IoT, which is ex­pected to pro­vide ref­er­ences for gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion mak­ing and sug­ges­tions for hos­pi­tals in smart health­care ap­pli­ca­tion.

It was in March 2015 that the State Coun­cil is­sued out­lines for the de­vel­op­ment of the na­tional med­i­cal and health­care ser­vice sys­tem (2015-20), which en­cour­aged the use of the IoT and cloud com­put­ing to pro­mote smart health­care.

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