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China sees progress in online medical care service

Updated: Apr 5,2019 10:28 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China has made headway in promoting the initiative of Internet plus medical and healthcare, according to the national health authority.

An array of supporting policies have been introduced in areas such as online diagnosis and treatment, internet hospitals and telemedical services, with 30 measures rolled out to benefit people under the initiative, the National Health Commission said in a statement.

Noting the progress in building a national platform for people’s health information, the commission said 1,273 tertiary hospitals, the highest in China’s three-tier hospital grading system, are able to share their medical service information with each other.

E-health cards, which offer access to personal health information and medical services through a QR code, have been piloted in 28 provincial-level regions, it added.

A specialized network for medical services spanning across the country and online platforms for cloud telemedical services have been established, which enables hospitals to provide telemedical services.

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