China's healthcare system and AI

China’s healthcare system and AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) aims to improve the challenges of China’s current healthcare system. The fragmentation of the Chinese healthcare system has led to hospitals being overcrowded due to an inadequate number of general practitioners, and the pressures from an increasingly aging population. Across the country, hospitals are adopting AI-assisted medical products and services to close …

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China's healthcare system and AI

China’s healthcare system and AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) aims to improve the challenges of China’s current healthcare system. The fragmentation of the Chinese healthcare system has led to hospitals being overcrowded due to an inadequate number of general practitioners, and the pressures from an increasingly aging population. Across the country, hospitals are adopting AI-assisted medical products and services to close …

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China's fragmented healthcare system

China’s fragmented healthcare system and the aging population

China’s fragmented healthcare system requires a rapid shift, which can be driven mainly by a change in the mindset of the population. The 2,300 top-tier public hospitals are overcrowded continuously with citizens going to seek help there even for minor health problems. These top-tier hospitals serve almost 20% of the country’s outpatient consultations yearly. At …

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Health Insurance Exclusions

8 most common health insurance exclusions – infographic

Pacific Prime China is pleased to announce the release of its new infographic showcasing the most common health insurance exclusions. In our 19 years + of experience, our insurance advisors identified that many of our clients are confused about what exactly is included in their medical plans. For that reason, we have prepared this informative …

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Health Insurance Exclusions

8 most common health insurance exclusions – infographic

Pacific Prime China is pleased to announce the release of its new infographic showcasing the most common health insurance exclusions. In our 19 years + of experience, our insurance advisors identified that many of our clients are confused about what exactly is included in their medical plans. For that reason, we have prepared this informative …

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New Maternity Insurance Guides for BJ & SH

Introducing our new Maternity Insurance Guides for Beijing and Shanghai

Pacific Prime China, as a leading insurance broker in the region, strives to simplify insurance for its clients. That’s why, back in 2017, we have released two maternity insurance guides that focused on giving birth in Beijing and Shanghai. It’s 2019, and we believe keeping these ultra-popular guides up to date is essential for both …

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rural China

Addressing medical care concerns of expats in rural China

If you’re reading this article when it is first published, Happy New Year! We’re off and running in 2019, and we hope that you, like us, have a plan in place for the coming year. For many, a new year coming in marks a time for change. For some of us, these steps can be …

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IPMI market trends identified in the Cost of health insurance report

Pacific Prime has identified potential IPMI market trends for 2018

Recently, Pacific Prime China has released the fourth edition of their Cost of International Health Insurance report. The report presents and analyzes figures and insurance market trends in an easily digestible way. Anyone who is interested in learning about the cost of health insurance around the world will not be disappointed. This year’s report presents …

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Breastfeeding Complications

Breastfeeding complications: When to see a doctor

Nursing is amazingly beneficial, both for mother and baby, but sometimes things can go wrong. Most breastfeeding complications occur due to latching problems, which mother can effectively treat herself. However, some of the symptoms, if left untreated, can cause pain and discomfort, and even dishearten a newborn from suckling naturally from the breast. In today’s …

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How to stay safe in the light of the recent Chinese vaccine scandals?

The recent Chinese vaccine scandals have yet again put in question the safety measures local authorities take when it comes to admitting vaccines into the local market. This time, a major vaccine producer in China, Changsheng Bio-tech, had produced ineffective DPT (diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus) vaccines. They were distributed to approx 215,184 children aged …

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Social media insurance for businesses

Social media insurance for businesses

It is the best of times and the worst of times for businesses. On one hand, promoting your business has never been easier before through social media channels like Weibo, Twitter, and Linkedin. It is an inexpensive way to engage your potential customers throughout the world, expand your base of customers, collect feedback for your …

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tcm coverage

Limitations of TCM coverage in employee benefits

Whether you are an employer or an employee in China, you likely will have at least a passing familiarity with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Even if you are an expat in China, it really should come as no surprise that having access to TCM is important to Chinese people. Depending on where you are, and …

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cyber security seminar

Announcing the Pacific Prime China Cyber Security Seminar!

Pacific Prime China is proud to announce a seminar we will be holding on Wednesday, January 31st 2018. This will be an excellent event for any individual, business, or other organization that is concerned with securing their electronic data and systems both online and off. In particular, the event will contain information specific to the …

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Chronic health conditions in China

Chronic health conditions in China

By 2050, 330 million elderly Chinese citizens will be over the age of 65. If this current trend continues, China’s population will peak at 1.44 billion by 2029. Not only will this be an economic problem, but we also expect that chronic health conditions will become increasingly prevalent. In China, there is growing evidence that …

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6 tips for a healthy business trip

6 Tips for a healthy business trip

You are working in the office when suddenly you get a call to go abroad on a business trip. If you are a person who likes the comfort zone of staying in the office, then you may be a bit hesitant and reluctant to traverse the unknown. However, for those that appreciate business trips, it …

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Does your health insurance cover skin disorders?

Does your health insurance cover skin disorders?

March and April mark the change of weather from spring to summer. While we are ready to embrace high temperature and humidity levels in the next season, it is much more difficult for patients with skin diseases, such as eczema, dermatitis, hives, and psoriasis. These skin conditions are particularly frustrating and agitating for the patients …

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China's booming health insurance industry

China’s booming health insurance industry

The last 40 years of rapid growth has seen China rise to become the second-largest economy in the world with a population of 1.42 billion people. The country has fueled growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region, forming strong connections with neighboring countries and other economies around the world. Strong economic developments in China have overtime increased …

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4 ways to implement corporate social responsibility programmes effectively

4 ways to implement corporate social responsibility programmes effectively

The concept of “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) is starting to emerge in China, with privately-owned multinationals and state-owned enterprises increasingly engaging in philanthropy and volunteerism, which includes everything from organizing clean-up drives to educating the underprivileged children. The Sichuan earthquake in 2008 also sparked a significant change in Chinese CSR, during which time an unprecedented …

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Why should small-to-medium enterprises obtain group medical plans?

Why should small-to-medium enterprises obtain group medical plans?

According to figures from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission in January this year, the combined premium income of Chinese insurers has grown at a double-digit rate, which means that insurance is getting more prevalent in the country as the market grows more mature. With this in mind, it naturally begs the question among …

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AXA TP award

Pacific Prime recognized with AXA TP’s Best Performer Award

At the AXA TP Conference held in Vietnam in April, Pacific Prime China has once again garnered the Best Performer Award, the latest addition to a whole host of accolades and recognitions the insurance intermediary has won. About AXA TP Conference’s Best Performer Award In April, several members of Pacific Prime China attended the AXA …

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Health Insurance Exclusions

8 most common health insurance exclusions – infographic

Pacific Prime China is pleased to announce the release of its new infographic showcasing the most common health insurance exclusions. In our 19 years + of experience, our insurance advisors identified that many of our clients are confused about what exactly is included in their medical plans. For that reason, we have prepared this informative …

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medical evacuation

How does an emergency medical evacuation work?

A medical evacuation is when a patient is moved from an inadequate medical facility to one that is able to provide the treatment needed. Repatriation, on the other hand, is when a patient is sent back to their country for further treatment as the place they are in may not be as technologically advanced as …

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