TAO Hongbing

Author: Source: Date:October 10, 2017 Cilk Times:[]

Name:Tao HongBing



Job title: Professor of Health Management


Academic Areas

Healthcare Service, Health Policy

Research Interests

Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Service Integration, Healthcare Efficiency, Hierarchical Diagnosis and Treatment System

My research interest is exploring the healthcare quality improvement and allocation efficiency of hospitals. My previous experience has been engaged in evaluating the efficiency of hospital on the basis of hospital operational statistics in many provinces of China. I have also been working on constructing risk adjusted quality indicators for hospitals based on millions of electronic medical records.

Academic Degrees

2006-2008 PhD in Healthcare Management, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

1999-2002 MSc in Medicine, Wuhan University

1985-1990 BSc in Medicine, Tongji Medical College

Professional Experience

Jan 2016-Present Vice dean,School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, HUST

Jan 2013-Present Director, Center of the Hospital Management and Development, Professor, Supervisor of Doctoral candidates, School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, HUST

Nov 2011-May 2012 Professor, Supervisor of Master candidates, School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, HUST

Aug 2008-Dec 2012 Vice Director, Center of the Hospital Management and Development, executive director, School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, HUST

Nov 2004-Oct 2011 Associate professor, Supervisor of Master candidates, School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, HUST

Mar 2003-Oct 2004 Lecturer, School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, HUST

Aug 1990- Feb 2003 Resident and attending physician,457 hospital in Wuhan

Selected Publications


Xiaojun Lin, Miao Cai, Hongbing Tao*, et al. Insurance status, in-hospital mortality and length of stay in hospitalized patients in Shanxi, China: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 2017. Forthcoming.

Miao Cai, Echu Liu, Hongbing Tao*, et al. Does Level of Hospital Matter? A Study of Mortality of Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients in Shanxi, China. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2017, 1-8. Doi:10.1177/1062860617708608

Zhaohui Cheng, Miao Cai, Hongbing Tao*, et al. The efficiency and productivity measurement of rural township hospitals in China: a bootstrapping data envelopment analysis. BMJ Open. 2016; 6: e011911.

Xiaojun Lin, Hongbing Tao*, Miao Cai, et al. (2016). Health insurance and quality and efficiency of medical care for patients with acute myocardial infraction in tertiary hospitals in Shanxi, China: a retrospective study. The Lancet, 388, S70

Manli Wang, Hongbing Tao*, Haiqing Fang, et al. (2016). Patient safety culture in surgical departments versus other departments in county hospitals of Hubei province, China: a cross-sectional survey. The Lancet, 388, S71.

Lin X, Tao H*, Cai M, et al. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between Hospital Volume and the Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention [J]. Medicine, 2016, 95: e26875.

Cheng Z, Tao H*, Cai M, et al. Using a two-stage data envelopment analysis to estimate the efficiency of county hospitals in China: a panel data study [J]. Lancet, 2015, 386(S1): S64. (Conference abstract)

Qin Shu, Miao Cai, Hong-bing Tao*, Zhao-hui Cheng, Jing Chen, Yin-huan Hu, Gang Li. What does a Hospital Survey on Patient Safety reveal about patient safety culture of surgical units compared with that of other units? [J]. Medicine, 2015, 94(27): e1074.

Zhaohui Cheng, Hongbing Tao*, Miao Cai, Haifeng Lin, Xiaojun Lin, Qin Shu, Ru-ning Zhang. Technical efficiency and productivity of Chinese county hospitals: an exploratory study in Henan province, China [J]. BMJ Open. 2015, 5: e007267.

Jia T, Tao H*, Qin K, et al. Selecting the optimal healthcare centers with a modified P-median model: a visual analytic perspective[J]. International journal of health geographics, 2014, 13(1): 42.

Qin Shu, Hong-bing Tao*, John Fu P, Ru-ning Zhang, Jun Zhou, Zhao-hui Cheng.The Differences Between Doctor’s and Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Adverse Event Reporting and Assessments of Factors That Inhibit Reporting[J]. American Journal of Medical Quality,2014,29(3):262-263.


Hongbing Tao. (2016). Evaluating the Utilization Efficiency of Medical Resource in Hospitals and their Optimum Scale. Science Press.

Hongbing Tao (2010). Quality Improvement and Control of Cost of Healthcare Based on Clinical Pathways (in Chinese). Science Press

Selected Cases

Research Grants by National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC)

Research on Performance Evaluation and Influencing Factors for the Closed Type Medical Association Based on Structural Equation. 2015-2018 (620,000 RMB)

Construction of Evaluation Model and Managing Pathways of Inpatient Hospital Resources Utilization in Urban General Hospitals.2012-2015 (420,000 RMB)

Research on positive identifying mechanism and risk predicting model of Tuberculosis patients. 2006-2008 (240,000 RMB)

Research Grants by National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China

Research on the function orientation and scale of public hospitals in China. 2013-2014 (160,000 RMB)

Research on identification and intervention of medical adverse events. 2013-2014 (4,300 RMB)

Research on mentoring program on Division and Cooperation between Community Health Service

Institutions and Hospitals .2007-2009 (120.000 RMB)

Research on target management of medical quality based on Clinical Pathway. 2010-2012 (110.000 RMB)

Research on standards of implement and evaluation of clinical pathway. 2008-2010 (150,000 RMB)

Application Research on Clinical Pathway Quality Management in the medical cost control. 2008-2009 (60,000 RMB)

Awards and Honors

2013-present Permanent member of Health Care Management Committee, Wuhan Preventive Medicine Association

2014-present Member of Wuhan Hospital Association

2009-present Expert in Technical Steering Group of Key Cities for Community Healthcare Service Construction

2009-present Distinguished experts, Pilot Study Office of Clinical Path Management, Ministry of Health

2006-present Peer-review experts in Department of Management, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Courses Taught

Healthcare Quality Improvement, Hospital Management


Center of the Hospital Management and Development

In The Media

Invited editorials on People’s Daily(Renmin Ribao), Xinhua Net, , Health Newspaper(Jiankang Bao), Guangming Daily, other relevant media.

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