In January 2012, CDISC was contacted by Nanping (Lisa) Li, Healthcare
Strategy & Business Development Executive, IBM, who informed us
that CDISC would be an important focus for IT standards in China, in
particular, with respect to a new program that has been launched between
China and the US through AmCham. Ms. Li sits on the Steering Committee
of the Healthcare Cooperation Program (HCP).
to a Press Release from 26 June: “AmCham China's Healthcare
Cooperation Program (HCP) today signed a memorandum of understanding
(MOU) with the Health Human Resources Development Center of the Chinese
Ministry of Health, opening a path to increased cooperation. The MOU
will help foster multi-level exchange between China and the US in the
healthcare sector and provide a platform for high-level US-China
dialogue on healthcare reform, medical personnel training and technology
exchange.” See this link for the full press release.
According to Jun Zhou, Executive Director, AmCham is
working to make it easier for companies to do business in China; his key
project is the Healthcare Cooperation Program. The two workshops that
AmCham and IBM planned, with CDISC as a core theme, took place in
Beijing on 16 July and Guangzhou on 19 July. AmCham and IBM sponsored
the workshops, along with support from CDISC, especially Sheila Leaman,
CDISC Manager of Global Relations.