THE Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission won the special contribution award of the CHIP Awards for building an integrated, efficient and quality health care system at the 2020 China Health Care Innovation Summit in Shanghai on Saturday.
The CHIP Awards, billed as the Oscars in China’s health care sector, aim to recognize and reward innovation related to business models, management systems and major technologies in the industry.
The special contribution award, conferred by China Health Care Innovation Platform (CHIP), has acknowledged Shenzhen’s endeavor in adhering to the concept of placing people’s health at the center as well as its exploration in building an integrated, efficient and quality health care system featuring regional medical centers and grassroots medical groups.
Representatives from the Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission pose for a photo holding the trophy of the special contribution award of the CHIP Awards at the 2020 China Health Care Innovation Summit in Shanghai on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the organizer
Shenzhen’s health care system strives to improve the delivery and quality of health care services, pay more attention to the prevention and treatment of major and chronic diseases, and promote better integration of health care resources, according to the award citation.
It is also mentioned that Shenzhen has greatly enhanced the accessibility of quality and affordable health care services by adopting comprehensive reform measures involving policy and legislation, organization, finance, medical insurance, medical expenses, and the salary of medical workers.
Shenzhen’s exploration in health care reform has set an example in deepening China’s medical reform, said the award citation.
In August 2015, Shenzhen took Luohu District as a pilot area and innovatively established a medical group by incorporating five district-level hospitals and 23 community health institutions, in a bid to make medical services convenient and accessible to all citizens.
In 2017, in light of the medical reform in Luohu, the city decided that all districts in the city should set up a grassroots medical group according to their actual situation.
After nearly five years of reform, an integrated, efficient and quality health care system has taken shape in Shenzhen.
At present, 13 grassroots medical groups have been set up across the city, with at least one being established in each district. Meanwhile, a total of 15 regional medical centers have been set up in the city.
By 2025, Shenzhen will set up 23 regional medical centers and 23 grassroots medical groups, according to the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily yesterday.