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CQU’s Prof. Zhong Daidi contributes to Building a Digital Information Infrastructure for Health issued by a UN agency

On December 11, 2020, International Telecommunication Union, a UN agency, and World Health Organization held a news conference and released the handbook Building a Digital Information Infrastructure for Health globally. CQU’s Professor Zhong Daidi of the School of Bioengineering contributed to the drafting of this handbook as a main member.

Building a Digital Information Infrastructure for Health is the first technical guide on digital information infrastructure construction in the area of digital health issued by a United Nations agency. It contains many reference standards and digital tools and has been designed to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), implement the digital health resolution (WHA71.7) reached by the World Health Assembly in 2018, and guide the global Member States to build their own interoperable and integrated national health information system. The handbook includes the top-level architecture of national digital health system and related reference books, and provides a series of technical solutions, technical standard system and best engineering practice cases related to the involvement, deployment, implementation and application of digital health system, in an effort to provide strong technical support for countries to further implement the Digital Health Global Strategy 2020-2024 proposed by the World Health Organization.

Chongqing University became an academic member of the International Telecommunication Union in 2015. Zhong Daidi has been participating in the international innovation cooperation in the digital health area on behalf of Chongqing University. He has participated in drafting of the ITU-T H.810 international standards as a leading member, and drafting of the Building a Digital Information Infrastructure for Health. He has been making active contribution to implementation of resolutions of UN agencies and the development of global digital health industry.