Connecting Sichuan: Healthcare Transformation through ICT
On May 12th, 2008, a massive earthquake hit the province of Sichuan in China, resulting in great losses to the people of Sichuan. In addition to significant loss of life, the earthquake also destroyed many schools and hospitals local in rural and hard to reach areas.
A corporate social responsibility program called Connecting Sichuan was setup to rebuild and transform healthcare and the workforce in the province, through the use of information and communication technology. This is a partnership among US MNC, Chinese and US government entities and local Chinese HIT companies. After three years of efforts, a new model of 21st century healthcare was delivered through ICT infrastructure, with an emphasis on access, quality and sustainability. The use of technology connects communities, rural and remote area in Sichuan gained equal access to higher-quality services in healthcare typical in urban areas. These transforms the healthcare services in the remote and rural area with the latest technology. Mobile health, e-health, telehealth and many other healthcare IT technologies were used in this innovative healthcare transformation. Through these collaborations, 32 smart hospitals, 6 regional healthcare clouds, 4 telehealth network and 3 mobile clinics were built which serving more than 60 millions health insurance members and 66 health organizations in 3 regions.
Dr. Yu Yi, led the team working closely with US MNC, Chinese companies, and government agencies from US and China. He will be presenting the efforts his team had put in and the results of these collaborations.
About Our Speaker:
Yu Yi, Senior Director, Cisco Systems
Dr YU Yi is a Senior Director of Corporate Affairs responsible for global healthcare corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. He joined Cisco on Nov 2008 to drive Cisco’s strategic Connecting Sichuan CSR program to help the Sichuan Earthquake rebuilding.
Prior to Cisco, Dr Yu was an Industry Partner responsible for the health care consulting and IT services for Global Business Services of IBM Greater China Group. Dr Yu has more than 15 years of industry and management consulting experience in the area of business and IT strategy, financial management and system implementation. He is also an industry thought leader for healtheconomics and policy, hospital management, and public health initiatives. Dr Yu is the main author for IBM Institute of Business Value’s white paper “China Healthcare 2010”. He also served as an advisor for many health and education initiatives of China government agencies.
He got his PhD from Electrical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore in 1998. He has taken postdoctoral training of cell biology of prostate cancer in the Brady Urology Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine under Prof. Donald Coffey. Dr Yu was active in academic research in the areas of information integration, biocomputing and life science. He was also an Adjunct Lecturer in National University of Singapore and a Visiting Professor to Peking University.
6:00 pm Registration & Networking
7:00 pm Welcome Remarks
7:10 pm Introduction of Venue Sponsor
7:15 pm Key Note Presentation
8:30 pm Q&A
9:00 pm Adjourn