Standardizing Healthcare Information Technology
Information processing plays a significant role in disease prevention, diagnosis, testing, and late-treatment intervention. However, in China, national standards in healthcare information technology (HIT) do not meet the current requirements of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, which demand that all data share the same localized, industrial standard.
The third CSC sub-team worked with Open Medical and Healthcare Alliance (OMAHA), a local non-profit committed to standardizing HIT by promoting industry collaboration and open-source personal healthcare data. The CSC participants supported the short, medium, and long-term strategic development of the OMAHA Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, to strengthen its ability to sustain OMAHA and other organizations with common goals. Yelin Zhu, secretary general of OMAHA, commented, “We have learned a great deal regarding daily operations, team management, and our team’s career development through the project with the IBM team. They addressed our challenges and also optimized our existing process.”