A new exploration: focus on the construction of a think tank for hospital development and strengthen the cornerstone of China's healthy development

On June 9, the ceremony of a new construction of China Hospital Development Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University(SJTU-CHDI)and its first “Hospital Development Innovation Forum” was held successfully in Yi‘de Building in Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine(SJTU-SM). More than 300 people attended the meeting including Jiang Sixian, the deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress (NPC) and party secretary of SJTU, Academician Fan Daiming, vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Zhang Zongjiu, director of National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) Medical Affairs Authority, Rao Keqin, vice President and general secretary of Chinese Medical Association and president of China Health Economics Association, MengQun, director of the NHFPC Statistics Information Center, Dai Tao, vice director of NHFPC DevelopmentCenter for Medical Science and Technology, Fan Xianqun, vice secretary of Party Committee of SJTU and secretary of the Party Committee of SJTU-SM, Chen Guoqiang, vice president of SJTU and president of SJTU-SM and member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xu Jian‘guang, president of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicince, Huang Gang,president of Shanghai Health Medical School, Zheng Jialin, president of Tongji University School of Medicine, and many other leadership from NHFPC, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning(MCHFP) and districts and counties, as well as cooperative enterprise representatives, teachers and students from SJTU-SM, while Hu Yiqun, vice president of SJTU-SM, presided over the ceremony.

On the opening ceremony, Jiang Sixian, deputy director of the NPC and party secretary of SJTU announced the new leadership for CHDI and certified them, which appointed Fan Xianqun as the president, Dong Heng as the executive director, Zhu Jianzheng and Li Guohong as vice-presidents. Jiang Sixian stressed thatan all-round well-to-do society wouldn’t been achieved without national health. In the past, CHDItried its best to actively correspond to the job requirements nationwide, making a positive contribution to China‘s reform and the modern hospital management system construction. In the face of the new situation and tasks, Jiang Sixian expressed his expectation of CHDI: First,CHDI should lay a solid foundation for the overall well-off society by actively connecting with China’s national strategy and thinking forward about the layout. Second, it may as well actively serve and actively integrate itself into healthy urban construction in Shanghai to strengthen a cornerstone for urban innovation and development. Third, it is expected to actively integrate the resources of the campus and the outside platforms and promote the interdisciplinary cooperation to deepen the construction of the discipline of health management. At last, by activelypromoting the research of hospital development, it provides the wisdom of Chinese medical reform from universities and colleges, and finally makes the institute a new platform for government, production, learning, research and application.

Fan Xianqun, the new president of CHDI, released the list 15 institutes, which were awarded by Jiang Sixian, Xu Jianguang and Huang Gang, while Chen Guoqiang, director of the Expert Committee of CHDI, read out the list of members of the new expert committee and awarded the appointment for them.

Rao Keqin, vice President and general secretary of Chinese Medical Association and president of China Health Economics Association, is the president of CHDI, and is glad to see a new round of construction of CHDI launched. In the past few years, under the support of several executive directors including Huang Gang, GuoLian and Hu Yiqun, CHDI has completed the construction of the preliminary work frameand a series of key issues of modern hospital management system, whose subject has been absorbed into the 2030 planning of Health China.He adds, as a member of the experts committee, he will continue to pay attention to and support the construction of CHDI to strive to make a new platform for CHDI.

Zhang Zongjiu, director of NHFPC Medical Affairs Authority,expresses thatsince 2011, under the advocacy of Chen Zhu, director of the Minister of Health, he has been actively devoted to the founding of CHDI, which under the guidance of President Rao Keqin, has made great contribution to China‘s reform, China’s modern hospital management system construction, medical service quality control and so on since then. He hopes CHDI would continue to train themselveswith a beginner‘s mind tomake greater achievements for the smooth application of China’s health care reform.

CHDI, founded in 2011, after years of construction,has actively made recommendations for the national medical health system reform and the reform of public hospital management, especially accepted the commission from the NHFPC and Shanghai MCHFP in 2015, completing the “Research on building modern hospital management systemwhich accords with the situation of China ”, which has provided a theoretical and intellectual support for accelerating the reform of public hospitals. In the new round of construction, CHDI will focus on academic research, hospital evaluation and talent training in order to play the role of “think tank” in the development of China‘s medical and health services.

After the opening ceremony, the first CHDI Hospital Development Innovation Forum was started including four topics:the concept of the integrationof medicine, medicine and health care system reform, the core of medical service and support, and health challenges China.

“The concept of the integration of medicine” was held by President Chen Guoqiang. In the beginning, Academician Fan Daiming report on the system theory and the concept of integration ofmedicinel, who pointed out that medicine and life should be studied from the three dimensions view of the space, human and time health, and clarified that medicine “wouldn’t be medicine without wholism”, “wouldn‘t be accuratewithout development”, and “wouldn’t be smooth without medical theory”, “wouldn‘t be effective without concept of integration”.It was integration that made medicine development precise, difficult and outstanding. Later Zhang Zongjiu, director of NHFPC Medical Affairs Authority,made a report on the management of medical service quality, pointing out some existing problems in the medical service quality, and referred that the key of controlling national medical service quality is to solve the problem of regional disparities and to encouraged medical personnel to communicate.

“Medical health system reform” was presided over by President RaoKeqin, and Director MengQunpointed out that the informationization was an important means of hospital development and the hospital management with the theme of the hospital information construction. Only improve the top-level design of information can produce great benefits. The hospital should step up the construction of hospital information system, trying to overcome the difficulties in data standards, software architecture and data interface technology, to further realize the integration of the system. Director Dai Tao reported regarding the exploration of the medical association, starting from the hierarchical medical system, combined with the exploration of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and other places, and pointed out that a mutual benefit incentive mechanism should be established. President Fan Xianqunmade a report of exploration and thinking of hospital management, and according to the fact of the importance of hospital management and the new situationthat the hospital now facing, focused on China’s thinking in the course of the construction of CHDI, pointing out the priorities and direction in the future.

“The core and support of the medical service ” was hosted by Fan Guanrong, and Zhao Dandan, deputy director of Shanghai CHFP,reported on “the implementation way of the hierarchical medical system”, referring that primary health care institutions should play a role of “gatekeeper” to constantly promote the hierarchical medical system. Director JinChunlin addressed on establish a positive incentive mechanism and rational allocation of resources, and emphasized the aims of the reform should be cleared, the corresponding incentive mechanism should be set up, and realize the rational allocation of health resources through the gradual hierarchical medical system.

“Health China and its challenges” was presided over by Dong Hengjin, and Li Ling, director of Health Development Research Center of Peking University,made a report on health China and deepening the reform to introduce the development and progress of Chinese health care system, and pointed out that relevant systems should be established by seizing the current opportunities to promote health care reform. President Zheng Jialinaddressed onthe medical challengesfrom aging society of China and the United States and their possible response, which introduced the present situation of aging society of China and the United States and US exploration and practice in the pension management, exploration of general practitioner geriatrics management and internationalized general/college talent training, etc.

Finally, Dong Hengjin, executive director of CHDI, made a summary, in which he thanked the socialattention, support and help to build CHDI, and expected CHDIto play good “think tank” for the development of China‘s medical and health cause in the future, so as to provide intellectual for China’s health care reform and development, and to make contributions to health China construction!