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Why is the China Center for mHealth Innovation necessary?

The CCmHi’s principal focus is to develop and evaluate innovative digital tools to improve the quality of health care in China.


Digital tools provide a particularly powerful means to improve community health care. With the rapid expansion of mobile Internet connectivity across China, the potential exists for sophisticated, clinical-decision support systems to provide health care workers with evidence-based, personalized guidance about the care of individual patients attending community medical facilities. Such systems can be linked to a range of electronic health records and point-of-care diagnostics. Consumer applications providing tools for self-care can also be provided.


Importantly, secure data transfer to a cloud-based server enables the quality and outcomes of care to be centrally monitored and managed by regional health authorities. Such a development would be directly relevant to the Chinese Government’s health care reform program as outlined in China’s 12th Five Year Plan.