Mar 13

Past Event

The Use of Mobile Technology to Improve Health Care and Reduce Costs in China and the United States

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Highlights

  • Mobile Health Technology's Great Promise

    Darrell West: Mobile health has really taken off in the U.S. in recent years. More than 247 million people have downloaded a health care app. This offers great promise in many areas.

    Darrell M. West

  • Mobile Tech Helps Patients Be More Engaged in Their Health

    Gigi Sorenson, Flagstaff Medical Center: We've seen the tremendous impact mobile health technology has on our patients and caregivers. Especially in rural and remote places, patients are very engaged in their health care through the ability to monitor themselves at home.

  • Three Components of mHealth in China

    LI Haihua: China Academy of Telecommunications Research: We can look at mobile health in China as three components: in hospitals, on the diagnostics, and wellness.

  • Mobile Health Plays Significant Role in China

    YU Xiaohui: China Academy of Telecommunications Research: In China, there is an unbalanced distribution of services and large gaps between urban and rural areas, regions and hospitals. Cost and access to medical care are two problems mobile health can help address.

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Summary

Containing health care costs is a monumental challenge in both China and the United States. The diffusion of mobile technology in these two countries presents a number of opportunities to bend the health care cost curve. Mobile health (mHealth) solutions can increase administrative efficiency, efficiently monitor and guide patient health, and help policymakers gather useful data on what works and doesn’t. What does mHealth currently look like in China and the United States and what might be done to speed its development and use?  How can health care policymakers in these countries use mHealth to solve pressing health care concerns?  How do the uses in China and United States compare in their approach to integrating mobile technology into health care policy and practice?

On March 13, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a panel of experts to address mobile health care challenges and solutions in both the Chinese and U.S. economies. Questions that were explored include: What challenges and opportunities does the field of mHealth create? How can China and the United States develop frameworks to empower mHealth providers to address important problems in health care? Panel discussants also focused on findings and data from a forthcoming paper, “mHealth in China and the United States:  How Mobile Technology is Transforming Healthcare in the World’s Two Largest Economies.”

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Event Agenda

  • 9:30

    Welcoming Remarks

    • Portrait: Darrell West

      Darrell West

      Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

      Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation

    • Xiaohui YU

      Chief Engineer, China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MIIT

  • 9:40

    Presentation of Paper

    • Portrait: Darrell West

      Darrell West

      Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

      Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation

    • Haihua LI

      Vice Chief Engineer, Institute of Communication Standards Research, China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MIIT

  • 10:10

    Panel Discussion - Spotlight on mHealth

    • Gigi Sorenson

      NAH Director, Telehealth

      FMC Director, Respiratory/Neuro/Bariatrics Flagstaff Medical Center

    • Portrait: Darrell West

      Darrell West

      Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

      Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation

    • Xiaohui YU

      Chief Engineer, China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MIIT

    • Haihua LI

      Vice Chief Engineer, Institute of Communication Standards Research, China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MIIT

Details

March 13, 2014

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW

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Report: mHealth in China and the United States