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Smart health and safety network to attain full-coverage

It is learned on September 3 from Ningbo Health Bureau that as an important part of smart health and security system, the regional imaging-centralized diagnosis system has been established in Ningbo. So far, the system has covered over 80% of the township hospitals in Ningbo.

The smart health and security system is the first pilot project of the top ten smart city systems to be established during the 12th Five-year Plan period and one of the first pilot projects of "Smart Zhejiang". According to the planning, to address such problems as difficulty of seeking medical treatment, high cost of treatment and unbalanced medical resources distribution, Ningbo will achieve computerization of health affairs and hospital services, digitalization of public health management, sharing of citizen health information, intensification of medical resources utilization and integration of health and medical information services. After two years of development, the smart health network has been established and the citizens are getting quality and convenient medical services.

In August 2010, the unified medical appointment registration platform was put into operation, providing online appointment registration for 16 major hospitals. The patients can make an appointment with a medical specialist online and pay through mobile phones. "Within only two years, the daily registration number increased from less than 300 to over 6000, and the total number has reached one million." said Zou Mingfei, Vice-director of Ningbo Health Bureau. Based on the platform, from this year, people can make medical appointments with hospital specialists in their own communities. In addition, people can have access to such information as their own clinical record, medication record, results of medical examination and discharge summary anytime and anywhere through the platform. Currently, the platform has covered all the medical institutions in all the three major districts. By the first half of next year, all the medical institutions in other towns and districts will be included in the platform, and people can have access to the information of their treatment record in any hospital in Ningbo.

With regard to public medical services, Ningbo has started citizen medical database, the first of its kind in Zhejiang Province, integrating all the health information in any medical institution into a life-long electronic health record for a citizen. So far, electronic health records have been established for over 60% of Ningbo citizens.

As an important measure of improving medical standard at the town level, the construction of the regional imaging-centralized diagnosis system has been carried out in Yinzhou District as a pilot project. The system centers on Yinzhou No.2 Hospital and the radiology departments of 23 rural health service centers are chosen as pilot nodes. By combining the initial diagnosis in community hospitals and check by doctors from the imaging centers, the system can provide quality remote diagnosing services for community medical centers and hospitals in remote places, which can avoid unnecessary and repeated medical examinations and reduce the patients' medical expenses. Three regional clinical pathological inspection systems are established in Ningbo, by cooperating with renown hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai, the systems can greatly improve the efficiency and quality of pathological examination and achieve the intensive use of medical equipment.

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