New Publication: Factors influencing engagement in online dual practice by public hospital doctors in three large cities: A mixed-methods study in China

Summary Background In the digital age, a rising number of public sector doctors are providing private telemedicine and telehealth services on online health care platforms. This novel practice pattern – termed online dual practice – may profoundly impact health system performance in both developed and developing countries. This study aims to understand the factors influencing doctors’ engagement in online dual practice. Methods Using a mixed-methods design, this study concurrently collects…

China Launches Anti-Corruption Campaign Upon Healthcare Sector

An article by The Wall Street Journal, “中国降低医疗成本的独特行动:大规模医药反腐 [China’s Unique Action to Reduce Medical Costs: Large-Scale Pharmaceutical Anti-Corruption]” reported on China’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched across hospitals and medical institutions since July 2023. Cracking down on acts of medical corruption—for example, doctors and hospital managers taking monetary bribes from patients and drug manufacturers—is a potential way to aid reduction of medical costs. Dr. Winnie Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy…

Professor Winnie Yip Visits Community-Based Elder Care Programs in Hong Kong

Volunteers at “Forget Thee Not” Photo credit: D.H. Chen Foundation   The Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP) has been actively conducting research and hosting seminars on the topic of meaningful aging, and have been working with local communities to design, launch and scale pilot programs in elder care. This July, Professor Winnie Yip visited two community-based eldercare programs in Hong Kong sponsored by the D.H. Chen Foundation.   Forget Thee…

HCHP Visits Community Health Service Station in Jun’an

Shunde Junan Tianlian Community Health Service Station Photo credit: 搜狐, 阳珊的生活大圈子   On July 21, 2023, Professor Winnie Yip, Professor Hongqiao Fu, and health experts from Guangdong visited the Shunde Junan Tianlian Community Health Service Station (顺德区均安镇天连社区卫生服务站) in Jun’an (均安), Guangdong Province. The Station serves as a pilot model for an integrated delivery system that extends to eldercare. Building upon the existing community health center, it has added new senior-friendly…

Professor Winnie Yip and Professor Hongqiao Fu Visit The Health Commission of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Professor Winnie Yip and NMU Dean Hui Qiao discuss primary care with local doctors   The Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP) has a longstanding relationship with the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, working together to implement local healthcare programs since 2008. On July 19, 2023, Professor Winnie Yip, Faculty Director of HCHP, and Professor Hongqiao Fu from Peking University’s School of Public Health revisited the Health Commission of Ningxia Hui Autonomous…

Professor Winnie Yip Visits the National Healthcare Security Administration

The Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP) and China’s National Healthcare Security Administration (NHSA) have collaborated since 2018 to organize annual executive education courses for national and provincial officials. Every year, international and domestic experts introduce their opinions and experiences on topics relevant to NHSA’s core responsibilities, including health financing, strategic purchasing, provider payment, service pricing, and more. This year, the fifth annual executive training course is set to take place…

Professor Winnie Yip Visits Ningxia Medical University

Professor Winnie Yip, Senior Administrators, and Faculty of Ningxia Medical University   Professor Winnie Yip visited Ningxia Medical University on July 18 for a fruitful exchange and discussion. During her visit, she delivered a lecture on the concept, history, and international experience of people-centered integrated delivery systems. Following the lecture, she engaged in insightful discussions with the faculty and administrators of Ningxia Medical University, exploring the current challenges in implementing…

HCHP Partners Gather in Beijing to Discuss Ongoing and Future Collaborations

HCHP gathering in Beijing   After a prolonged hiatus due to the pandemic, the Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP) held its long-awaited in-person meeting. Professor Winnie Yip, Faculty Director of HCHP, rejoined Chinese partners from Peking University, Fudan University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Shandong University and Southern Medical University in Beijing. At the gathering, HCHP partners discussed the current challenges faced in health policy and health system research, and…

Professor Winnie Yip Visits Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health

Professor Winnie Yip, Dean Wannian Liang, and Faculty at Vanke School of Public Health   Professor Winnie Yip, Faculty Director of the Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP), and her team met with Dean Wannian Liang and faculty at the Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health for a forward-looking discussion on China’s health policy and health system. Delving into their shared vision, the meeting explored the future of China’s health system…

Preparing for China’s Aging Population

In an interview with Inside China, a podcast by the South Morning China Post, Professor Winnie Yip discusses how the Chinese government is preparing to provide for and sustain its aging population in the near future. Due to China’s increasing life expectancy, residual effects of the former one-child policy, and other factors—a large demographic shift is predicted to result in 400 million retirees living in China by 2035. This presents impending…