HIMSS APAC Digital Dialogue Series


May 14-14, 2020 | HIMSS APAC20, Singapore

In the first episode of the HIMSS APAC Digital Dialogue Series, Dr. Charles Alessi will speak with Dr. Wei Francis Qiu, MD, PhD, MBA, Chief Hospital Commissioning Officer of Taikang Healthcare to understand China’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the first country to report widespread community transmission, this episode will discuss how China’s use of digital technology has played a critical role not only in flattening the curve, but also in managing hospital operations as well.

“We can make a huge difference by pooling resources together, enduring partnerships, transforming operations, adapting technological innovations in a diversified healthcare ecosystem in fighting in this pandemic. The outbreak changed the way we do business in healthcare.”Dr. Wei Francis Qiu

These were the steps taken by Taikang Healthcare:

  1. Act quickly and rationally by extending supply chain and resources with public, private and international partners
  2. Move strategically to accelerate the final construction phase of a 1,300-bed hospital in Wuhan
  3. Work in partnership with local government to deliver care to COVID-19 patients
  4. Embrace innovation in healthcare technology by using “virtual care” and “medical robots” to reduce unnecessary patient movements and risk of exposure
  5. Share the learning to disseminate collective experiences with healthcare community domestically and globally

Discover Taikang Healthcare’s learning experiences during this pandemic and the results they achieved through their initiatives when you attend* the HIMSS APAC Digital Dialogue Series Episode 1: China


Episode: 1
Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (GMT+8)


* Seats are limited and subjected to HIMSS approval.
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Speaker’s Profile

Dr. Wei Francis Qiu
Taikang Healthcare Chief Hospital Commissioning Officer

Dr. Qiu is currently the Chief Hospital Commissioning Officer at Taikang Healthcare. He is leading and responsible for Taikang’s hospitals and network commissioning, from planning to operation. Prior to this role, he served as Chief planning officer, oversaw the company’s strategy and operations. He spearheaded Taikang’s partnership with Mount Sinai Health System from New York, and led a balanced approach to commission and operate a modern private healthcare network in China.

About Taikang Healthcare:

Founded in 1996, Taikang Insurance Group is currently one of China’s largest insurance and financial services institutions, a global fortune 500 company. Taikang is headquartered in Beijing and operates three main business sectors: insurance, asset management, and healthcare and elderly care services. Taikang Healthcare has planned five regional medical centers with total inpatient bed capacity of 5,200; 19 Continuous care retirement communities (CCRCs) and operates the largest dental care service network in China.