On May 17, Tianjin Binhai Medical University General Hospital (hereinafter referred to as "Binhai Hospital") and hospitals in Tangshan and Hangu Management Zones (hereinafter referred to as "Tangshan-Hangu Hospital") formally established a medical union. According to the agreement, after the establishment of the medical union, Binhai Hospital and Tangshan-Hangu Hospital are to establish a two-way referral green channel to achieve direct settlement of the cost of hospitalization with medical insurance for patients, instead of initial deposit of fees in advance and so on. This is a valuable exploration of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei medical combination.
It is learned that the two sides will work closely with the techniques, personnel, equipment, information and other aspects for resource sharing and integration as the main starting point while highlighting the two-way referral settlement for high blood pressure, diabetes and other common multiple diseases as a starting point to achieve resource sharing and linkage between community hospitals and large hospital, from top to bottom, to constantly sum up work experience, to improve policy measures to explore the establishment of a long-term management mechanism, and to form a scientific and effective model of medical union.
After the establishment of the medical union, Binhai Hospital and Tangshan-Hangu Hospital will establish a two-way referral green channel for patients – it provides patients transferred by the hospitals with priority visits, priority inspection, priority hospitalization and other services; for priority registration fees and other services, on the basis of diagnosis and treatment, they will arrange a certain proportion of the personnel source to meet the needs for hospital reference and appointment registration and to give priority to access the expert source. Besides, patients can enjoy direct settlement of the cost of hospitalization with medical insurance, without deposit of fees in advance. Binhai Hospital will also choose one day in a week to send five experts to visit, patrol, give surgical guidance, and discuss medical records to help improve the strength of diagnosis and treatment for Tangshan-Hangu Hospital. In addition, Tangshan-Hangu Hospital can also be a hospital as a medical care personnel training base, and can rely on the Binhai Hospital to carry out inspection, tests, imaging, disinfection of supply rooms and other services which used to be confined by their own condition. The test results recognized and announced by the Quality Control Centers in higher health administrative departments will be mutually recognized in the medical union.(By Wang Ning)