Catalyst Awardee

Project Description

Establish "tertiary hospital-community-home" palliative care informationization management system based on compact medical consortium

Jin Gu, MD | Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University;  Xiaodong Wang, MD/PhD
Competition Sponsor: Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Awardee Year: 2022

At present, China has entered an aging society, and the incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases has been on the rise.Providing patients with full-cycle comprehensive physical and mental care directly affects their lives and quality of life. Palliative care is the multi-faceted and humanistic care for patients at the end of life, which aims to help patients pass away comfortably, peacefully and with dignity. However, China’s palliative care work started late, the development is not balanced, the number of beds in tertiary hospitals can not meet the growing needs of terminal patients. Therefore, how to promote the popularization of palliative care work in grass-roots communities is particularly important.This project aims to establish a replicable and popularizable “tertiary hospital-community-home” joint management model based on Internet information platform. Based on the existing palliative care center and community compact medical consortium system in our hospital, we plan to build a “tertiary hospital-community-home” palliative care combined care model from the following aspects : (1) further improve the construction of tertiary hospital palliative care center multidisciplinary platform; (2) Strengthen professional training in palliative care for community medical staff; (3) Establish community hospice service stations; (4) Establish of hospice beds at home; (5) Construct tertiary hospital-community-home palliative care information platform. The project will eventually establish a comprehensive care model based on the Internet platform that integrates the participation of internal medicine, surgery, traditional Chinese medicine rehabilitation, nutrition, psychology, pain, nursing and other multidisciplinary participation.


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