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JMIR Med Inform. 2017 Aug 8;5(3):e22. doi: 10.2196/medinform.6799.

Hierarchical Medical System Based on Big Data and Mobile Internet: A New Strategic Choice in Health Care.

Wang Y#1, Sun L#1, Hou J#1.

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Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
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China is setting up a hierarchical medical system to solve the problems of biased resource allocation and high patient flows to large hospitals. The development of big data and mobile Internet technology provides a new perspective for the establishment of hierarchical medical system. This viewpoint discusses the challenges with the hierarchical medical system in China and how big data and mobile Internet can be used to mitigate these challenges.


continuity of patient care; medical services; mobile health

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