The first ever Danish health IT delegation to China will give Danish companies, universities and hospitals the opportunity to play a part in the development of future health IT solutions in China.
China faces great challenges within health care. Some examples are:
- The provision of one health system in a country with the geographical size of Europe
- China doesn’t have a layer of general practitioners. All consultations and treatments takes place at hospitals.
- Traditionally elderly people are being looked after at home. That poses a huge challenge as China’s population is aging due to its 4-2-1 societal structure with four grandparents, two parents and one child as a consequence of the on child-policy.
- China is increasingly experiencing challenges similar to what we know from Denmark of addressing chronic diseases as diabetes and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
China is increasingly looking for innovative solutions within health IT – such as tele medicine, mobile technology and data management – which are efficient and long-term. Therefore, health care is central to the 12th Five-Year Plan (for the 2011-2015), and China aim to increase the number of public hospitals in China by 5,000 over the next 30 years.
The National Partnership UNIK (Use of New Technologies in Innovative Solutions for Chronic Patients), Medico Innovation, GTS and Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai have therefore arranges the first national health IT delegation to China (Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong) 23.-28. September 2012. 30 representatives coming from small and larger Danish companies, universities and network organisations will participate in the delegation
The tentative professional program of the delegation is as follows:
24. September in Shanghai:
Expert presentations on the Chinese health care system and visit to East China Hospital in Shanghai, Chinas pilot project hospital within tele medicine.
25. September in Shanghai:
In cooperation with Shanghai Medical Instruments Association the Danish delegation will meet Chinese universities, companies and public bureaus in a seminar with theme-based sessions and match-making.
26. September in Shanghai:
Participation in MEDTEC China 2012, one of Chinas largest exhibitions within health IT solutions.
27. September in Shenzhen:
Visit to Mindray Medical Instruments, Chinas largest med-tech company, and New Element Medical. Furthermore attending a seminar in Shenzhens Nanshan Science Park, focusing on med-tech and IT, and commercial development of health IT in China.
28. September in Hong Kong:
In cooperation with Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks and Hong Kong Polytechnic University the health care system in Hong Kong is introduced followed by match-making of the participating companies and a R&D workshop for the remaining delegation.