ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Mobile tech easing China's health care inefficiencies

BEIJING -- Lin Zhongying used to resist going to the doctor for her regular blood-sugar tests. But the 59-year-old Fujian Province housewife, a diabetic for 10 years, has dutifully taken them twice a week since her daughter, He Wenjun, bought her a blood-glucose meter three months ago. Her daughter calls immediately after each test to discuss the results.

     She knows when to call because the meter has a built-in SIM module that instantly sends the results to He's phone. An only child, He works downtown, far from her mother's home, and rarely has time to visit. She worries constantly about her mother's condition, and the new device gives her more peace of mind. "Now, she can't just lie to me about how serious it is," He said. "It has changed both our lives."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more