CQHCWC recognized as municipal 'smart hospital'
Zhang Hua (7th from right), president of CQHCWC, is on stage as the hospital receives recognition as the "smart hospital" at a medical forum in Chongqing on Sept 17. [Photo/WeChat account of CQHCWC]
The Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (CQHCWC) was awarded the title of "smart hospital" of Southwest China's Chongqing municipality in 2019 at a smart medical forum in Chongqing on Sept 17.
Since the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission launched the "smart hospital construction" campaign in 2018, CQHCWC, with maternal and child health services as its core mission, has fully applied new technologies, such as cloud computing, internet of things and artificial intelligence, to carry out the intelligent application of convenience services, medical care, medical quality management, logistics support, scientific research and teaching.
The hospital has opened 10 appointment channels and set up over 60 self-service machines at its outpatient clinic.
The hospital also has promoted the application of electronic health cards, enabling each patient to use their mobile phone's QR code scanner to obtain services while visiting the hospital.
At the same time, CQHCWC has enabled mobile payments for services such as medical fees, parking, the copying of medical records and dining in the canteen. The hospital also has launched an electronic medical bills system, which has made printing invoices easier for patients.
To make maternal and child healthcare services more accessible for the rural population, CQHCWC in 2017 spearheaded setting up an alliance that consists of 45 specialty hospitals from Chongqing municipality, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces. The alliance regularly offers consultation and referral services to its member units using a telemedicine system.
In the future, CQHCWC will further apply new technologies, continuously evolve as a smart hospital and provide high-quality maternal and child health services for women and children.