Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


digital technology; health; modernization of governance; digital China; healthy China

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Consultation of Academic Divisions and Suggestion of Academicians: Digital Technology Enabling National Governance Modernization


One significant goal of science and technology innovation is to set our sights on the health and safety of the people. The rapid development of digital technologies provides multiple potentials and path to achieve the modernization of China's health governance. the role of digital technologies on enabling multiple stakeholders (i.e., hospitals, doctors, government, and social groups) to improve the supply capacity, the inclusiveness, fairness, friendliness, and convenience of health service. Second, we explore the four key issues of using digital technologies to enable the governance of health construction of digital health infrastructures, the factors affecting the adoption of digital technologies, the identification of data assets, data security and ethics of science and technology. Given the international experience of using digital technologies in health, we propose policy recommendations on deepening digital technologies to enable the modernization of China’s health governance: taking road confidence as the core, pulling health demand with dynamic health scenarios, pushing health supply by integrating digital technologies, focusing on value creation and guiding the coordinated governance of multiple stakeholders, and participating in global innovation and taking China's responsibility to advocate Tech for Good.

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