Beijing Foundation for Elder and the Disabled (BFED) and a company called Gold Nurse recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement.
The two parties plan to jointly set up the first online nursing service platform for elderly people in China next year, through the offline community care service network of BFED and technical team of Gold Nurse.
According to public data, among the 23 million permanent residents of Beijing, 4 million are over the age of 60. Many of them have chronic diseases, limited mobility, or can no longer care for themselves.
In recent years, due to the epidemic, these elderly people have been restricted from going out for medical treatment. There is an urgent need to provide them with professional home medical care services.
Zhang Zhaorong, vice president of BFED, said that she hoped healthcare providers and communities could be linked together through the online platform, so that elderly patients could enjoy the same services at home as in traditional hospitals.
They have already built a community care system over the years. Using the internet, they will continue to optimize the system based on user feedback, in order to improve the user experience.
Li Jun, founder, and chairman of Gold Nurse, explained that the service platform would be based on mobile internet technology, focusing on the integration of resources and the matching of supply and demand information.
Given the fact that the shortage of healthcare resources can hardly be alleviated immediately, online information processing could be the key to realizing home-based nursing services for the elderly.