Healthcare Reform in China


Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Industry Council

China Healthcare Perspectives

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Microsoft Office – Farmington, CT
74 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT 06032


What was once a model based on pure social services, China’s Healthcare is evolving into a hybrid blend approach that includes a mix of government price controls, fee for service disparities, social security coverage gaps/limitations, and emerging “western oriented” privatized healthcare insurance.  China is in the midst of a Healthcare Reform…essentially a breakaway from traditional social service towards a new model that will better serve China’s population from a cost, quality, and availability perspective. Currently, China’s total Healthcare spending is 4.8% of the GDP, essentially the largest country (1.3B) has the lowest total spend.  But, China is committed to significantly increasing its total spend…or, potential reversing the model making China a Healthcare leader vs. laggard.  In this session, US & China based Microsoft representatives will share perspectives and insights on what we believe will rapidly became the next  epicenter for Healthcare innovation.

Discussion Topics

China Healthcare Overview – “The world is flat”

“The world is flat”… a cliché that people use to illustrate broad commonalities.  It is often backed with very little evidence to prove its truth in a real world context.  But use in relation to Healthcare, and we believe it has real meaning.  In this session, we will do a contrast/compare of Healthcare in the US to Healthcare in China and put the cliché’ to the test.  

A Real World China Healthcare Example…

Zhoungshan City Hospital is one of China’s highest ranked Healthcare facilities from an overall quality and patient satisfaction perspective.  In this session we will do a detailed walkthrough of their population coverage, operating principles, business workflows, and technology solution augmentations, giving you a birds-eye view of how Healthcare really works in China. 

Emerging Technologies Sneak Peak: Microsoft Azure Platform Services

In this session, we will give a “hot off the presses” high level overview of Azure Platform Services providing perspectives and insights to how they might be leveraged to improve Global Healthcare.


clip_image004James Chen, Director Business Development, Microsoft China:   As an experienced senior professional with 28 years who works in multi-national large corporations such as Microsoft, BellSouth and NEC. Strong experiences in strategic planning, investment, mergers and acquisitions, also in government relations, regulatory affairs, corporate communications and business development.  Prior to Microsoft, he was a senior consultant for the President of NEC Mobility that has setup 3G wireless trial project in Shanghai. Before then James served 16 years for BellSouth in different management positions. Also, James has run two startups in USA, NetCommerce Company and the  James holds a MBIS degree in Business Information Systems, a MBA degree in Marketing and Finance, also a BS degree of Oceanic Biological Engineering.  James was serving as a Board of Director of Atlanta China Round Table Meeting includes BellSouth, Coca Cola, UPS, Home Depot, Delta Airline,

and Scientific Atlanta. 

clip_image006Ben Flock, Health & Life Sciences Industry Advisor:   Ben is a technology leader and Healthcare Industry subject matter expert with over 21 years experience building architectural   teams, technology practices, and business solutions delivery organizations.  Prior to Joining Microsoft in 2005, he was responsible for leveraging advancements in business applications and technology for many of the nation's largest health care insurers including CIGNA, United Health Group, Aetna, and The Travelers. He has a BS in Computer Science from SUNY at Oswego, NY and an MBA from the Lally School of Business at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

clip_image008Hong Chong, Architect Advisor:   Mr. Choing is a business and IT leader with 18+ years of business and technology implementation experience with proven results.  He has worked in Health &  Life Sciences industry, financial services, and professional services organizations leading strategy and architecture groups. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2004, Mr. Choing was the Manager and  Solutions Architect for a business unit of Merck & Co., Inc.  Prior to Merck in 2001, Mr. Choing was the Director of IT and Chief Architect at ProCaveo, Inc.  In 1999, Mr. Choing was the Founder and Principle Consultant of LeviTron Consulting, a professional services IT consulting company for the Financial Services and Pharmaceutical Industry. In his role as Industry Architect Advisor, Mr. Choing serves as trusted technology and business advisor to Health & Life Sciences industry customers from Fortune 200 companies.  He has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA - USA.


Microsoft Office – Farmington, CT
74 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT 06032

December 11, 2008
2:00 PM–6:00 PM

Register: Event ID: 1032395880