Using IT to Improve Health (2010-present)

With non-communicable and chronic diseases now accounting for majority of the disease burdens for the 1.3 billion Chinese people, technological and system innovations for effectively detecting, controlling, treating chronic diseases and risk factors as well as rehabilitation are urgently needed. In January 2011, Dr. Yuanli Liu of China Initiative signed a MOU with Dr. Xu Su, Director of Shanghai Minghang District Health Bureau to start a collaborative study on using health information system to improve performance of healthcare services targeted at chronic health conditions. This study include on-siet interview and survey to health professinals and selected residents from of the 1.3 million residents in Minghang district who have electronic health records.