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UK digital health demonstration centre opens in Zhejiang, China

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The UK digital health demonstration centre showcases the UK's expertise in digital healthcare from its base at Ningbo's Number 2 Hospital.

Dignitaries from UKTI China, Healthcare UK and Zhejiang Health and Family Planning Commission open the UK digital health demonstration centre

The “Healthcare is GREAT” UK digital health demonstration centre opened at Ningbo Number 2 Hospital, Zhejiang Province in June.

It is a ground-breaking initiative as part of collaboration between the UK and Zhejiang governments.

The centre demonstrates the UK’s expertise in digital healthcare, bringing world-leading British companies together under one roof.

150 guests attended the opening including the Vice Governor of Zhejiang, senior officials from health bureaux in Zhejiang and Chinese companies.

For the next 9 months, the demonstration centre will showcase digital health technologies from leading UK companies. It will allow visitors to observe, learn and interact with the participating British companies and their products and services.

To find out more about the digital health demonstration centre and explore how it can help you, email Healthcare UK

Services being demonstrated include:

  • video-based telemedicine
  • telehealth
  • self-care online platforms for long-term conditions, including dementia diagnosis
  • electronic records
  • medicines management
  • big data analytics
  • patient satisfaction analytics

Participating organisations

The UK organisations taking part in the demonstration centre include:

  • BT Health
  • Cerno Health
  • Grey Matters
  • Handle my Health
  • IXICO Ltd
  • Keele University
  • Nine Health
  • ServMetric
  • TPP
  • Total Quality Solutions
  • Yecco

More information

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Background

The UK digital health demonstration centre is a collaborative project between UKTI China, Healthcare UK, the Zhejiang Health and Family Planning Commission and Ningbo Number 2 Hospital. It is supported by the UK government’s GREAT Britain campaign under the Healthcare is GREAT banner.

The centre was opened during the 16th Zhejiang Trade and Investment Symposium by Brian Gallagher, Counsellor and Campaign Strategy Director for Life Sciences, Health and Social Care, UKTI China, Howard Lyons, Managing Director of Healthcare UK and Dr Ni Rong, Director of Zhejiang Health Bureau Information Centre.

Brian Gallagher, Counsellor and Campaign Strategy Director for Life Sciences in China, said:

The demonstrator centre is a ground-breaking initiative in China as part of long term collaboration between UKTI, Healthcare UK and Zhejiang. With the launch of the demonstrator centre, I am sure we will see abundant exciting opportunities arising for the two countries to explore collaboration on the healthcare front.

I am confident that the demonstrator will go a long way towards strengthening the ties between UK and China’s healthcare industries, ultimately providing a foundation for a better healthcare system in both countries.

Howard Lyons, Managing Director of Healthcare UK, said:

The launch of the Demonstrator represents a significant milestone in the developing collaboration between leading British Health IT organisations and progressive healthcare providers in Zhejiang Province.

I believe the benefits to be gained will lead to a step change in the quality of healthcare available to the citizens of China. We look forward to further successful collaborations in the coming year as part of the agreement signed between Zhejiang Health Bureau and Healthcare UK.

Published 11 July 2014