June 12, 2018
At the end of April, the State Council of China has formally expressed its views on the development of the “Internet + medical health” program. The objective of this planning is to improve medical health management, in order to optimize service efficiency, reduce costs, and to meet the increasing domestic needs on medical health.
The three (3) key aspects of the said planning are summarized as follows:
It would be noteworthy for medical device companies to keep in mind that China government encourages utilization of artificial intelligence technology on medical image recognition, pathological typing and multidisciplinary consultations, as this can help improve the efficiency of medical services in China. It also supports the development of health-related artificial intelligence technology, medical robots, large-scale medical equipment, emergency rescue medical equipment, biological three-dimensional printing technology, and wearable devices.