With the continuous advancements in computer sciences and telecommunication, the types of medical informatization have evolved rapidly, from simple information exchanges via telephones to the sharing of medical documentation through big data. Japan, one of the leading countries in information technology, has applied all kinds of state-of-the-art capabilities to develop and deploy national medical informatization. […]
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On November 8, 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released the “Internet Plus Human Resources 2020” action plan, specifying that Chinese social security cards will now be capable of payment functions for various services, including medical insurance. Meanwhile, the ministry is working with commercial banks and third-party payment platforms to build […]
A Medical Revolution at Last! Meet China’s New Private Hospital Models and Resource-Sharing Healthcare Providers
A new type of healthcare provider in China has known a significant rise. These facilities are comparable to US-style medical malls, where various specialisms come together under one roof and resources can be shared efficiently, including the sharing of personnel and physicians from other hospitals or care units. Two such hospital structures, i.e. the Medical […]
The medical business in China has always been a government-led system, rather than a market-driven one. If we look specifically at the use of medical equipment, the overwhelming fact that strikes us, is that most hospitals in China will actually buy in one go, rather than renting or paying by installments for high-value equipment. In […]
In the first article of this series we looked at the organization of the hospital system which is stretched to the limit due to an aging population and an extremely well organized democratic healthcare system that focuses heavily on elderly care. In this second part, the medical devices market is explained and the impact of […]
Japan is the third largest economy in the world behind the USA and China. Japan has some of the best vital statistics in the world, including the lowest infant mortality rate and highest adult life expectancy. However, a rapidly ageing population has burdened the healthcare system both in terms of funding and facilities and is […]
By Zhen Nie and Eline Van den Mooter – This is the second blog of a series that elaborates on “The Opinions” published by the Chinese government, and current applications of Telemedicine in China. In the previous article we have described and discussed “The Telemedicine Opinions”, setting a framework for the anchoring of Telemedicine in […]
Not only is China’s healthcare sector growing at an above average rate, the Chinese central government recently pushed Telemedicine, publishing “The Telemedicine Opinions”. This set of visionary notices identifies Telemedicine as “essential” to China’s healthcare system and sets a framework for its implementation, mainly aiming to stimulate private initiatives in this field. Opportunities for foreign […]
The market for diagnostic imaging equipment in China has been expanding at a rapid pace during the last decade, driven by a variety of factors, such as: a shift towards preventive healthcare models as well as investments in healthcare set by the government’s “New Medical Reform Plan” which has been ongoing since 2009.
2014 is the start of a new episode for TforG in China. Almost 8 years ago, TforG started to explore the Chinese market, building up KOL networks and liaising with decision makers in hospitals, healthcare administrators and MOH members throughout the country.