Sep 21, 2020|

JD Health Standardizes Efforts on Elderly Care Support, Builds a Demo Center


by Hui Zhang

JD Health and the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University reached an agreement last weekend to work together to explore the “online+” healthcare model in providing care for the elderly.

The university hospital is currently developing a key national research and development program to provide and improve medical services and health care to the elderly, an initiative supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. JD Health will leverage its online medical care capability, big data and AI to assist the hospital with this research.

The two sides will also work together to build a demonstration center to promote a standardized approach to elderly care support.

“This ‘online+’ healthcare model will subscribe to the ‘9073’ strategy for elderly care support (90% home care, 7% community care, 3% institutional care), and will integrate and cover all scenarios between and after hospital stays— from hospitals to nursing homes, from hospitals to community services, and from community services to homes,” said Pengyuan Zheng, dean of the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University.

Medical services and health care for the elderly have been slow to improve, due to lack of digitalization, intelligent technology, and related equipment. As part of the new partnership, JD Health and the hospital will co-develop a platform that will integrate patients’ health records, electronic medical records, public health and other health-related data, and collaborate with terminal wearable devices to trace people’s wellness and explore digitalization of elderly care support.

Additionally, both sides will co-develop a service platform by integrating professional doctors, nurses, social workers as well as medical institutions to make it easier for the elderly to access and enjoy high-quality medical care.

The partnership is a continuation of JD Health’s efforts to improve the elderly care support industry, Zheng said.

“JD Health aims to take advantage of industrial resources and its capabilities to collaborate with the whole industrial chain of medical, health care, nursing, medicine, education and insurance,” said Dongyuan Wang, general manager of Intelligent Medical Services Department, JD Health. “As a result of the efficient closed-loop system of ‘medical, health care, social and home’ to drive the extension of medical and health care service to the community and home, we will be able to continuously raise standards and promote innovation of the intelligent community elderly service model.”