Waitemata DHB and i3 co-hosted a visit by Ms Ping He, the IT Director of Shanghai Hospital Development Center. The Center invests and holds 28 municipal hospitals and co-operates ten tertiary top-level hospitals in Shanghai.
Ms He presented the demography of Shanghai (more than 24 million resident population), the role, scope, function and informatization work of the Shanghai Center. The use of a standard 'uniform medical card' for universal healthcare access in Shanghai and the 'hospital link project' were highlights of the presentation.
During her visit Ms He observed a Leapfrog project meeting chaired by Dr Robyn Whittaker, and also visited our Lakeview Cardiology Centre where Dr Lara Hopley demonstrated some of the new initiatives led by i3 and the DHB clinicians.