Xinhua Hospital of Shanghai has made an alliance with Jiaxing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital in the neighboring province of Zhejiang. Under the agreement, patients in Jiaxing can enjoy the same-day cross provincial transfer between the two hospitals as part of an increasing integration of the Yangtze River Delta region.
The alliance reflects growing regional collaboration across China’s provincial health systems.
Dr. Sun Kun, president of Xinhua Hospital, noted the cooperation with Jiaxing will help local doctors achieve the same standards as Xinhua, raising the bar in Jiaxing.
This agreement of course benefits patients who require health services in either one of the major hospital systems. But, given the pervasiveness of digital records and smart apps, the patients will also have the potential to be accessed via clinical trials programs.