Today was probably one of the most interesting days that we have had in Tianjin. We did not have a lecture today but instead we visited thet TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital and a couple other organizations. TEDA is a first class hospital located in Tianjin and the tour definitely showed why it is first class. Overall, TEDA Hospital is not too different than an American hospital but they did use a few practices that were quite intelligent. First off they used identification cards for their patients which can be used at any hospital around China and I think this is a really smart idea especially with all of the security risks involved in healthcare. Another think that TEDA Hospital does that is quite interesting is that they separate their patient's prescriptions into individually packaged bags with their unique information on it. This is another very smart idea that allows the patient to get the right medication. During the tour I noticed that they used PAX systems for all of their computer cardiograms. We were also fortunate enough to see a couple of the surgery rooms which was a really unique experience and I was surprised that they let us see these surgeries. Finally, we were able to see the data center at TEDA which was a great experience for me because I am an MIS major and I found out that they use a lot of the same equipment that we do in the states so that was very interesting to see. This was one of my favorite experiences so far and I cannot wait to share these experiences with my friends and family.
5/23/12 TEDA Hospital
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