A ruler to measure government digitalization
Although it is not possible to “walk the world with one yard” nationwide, mutual recognition and communication between provinces has already been rolled out. Three provinces and one city in the Yangtze River Delta region have achieved mutual recognition of health codes and data sharing. Zhejiang, Hainan, Henan and other places have also achieved mutual recognition of health codes. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region can also recognize health status through Beijing Healthbao.
In the early stage of the epidemic, the inter-provincial health code exchanges believed that cross-regional resumption of work and production provided great support. People can resume normal study and work only by completing simple declaration work without being isolated. This has actually achieved unimpeded circulation of healthy people across the country.
In today’s normalization of the epidemic, the imagination of the health code has changed again. It no longer only takes on the function of inquiring the health status, but also provides various public services and work channels. Shanghai’s application code has become a “portable code”, which citizens can use for taking public transportation and subway, seeing doctors, borrowing books, exercising, and handling government services.
“The health code is like a ruler, measuring the digitalization level of local governments and the maturity of supporting management.” Liu Wanggen said. During the special period of the epidemic, the implementation of a small QR code across the country is like a microcosm of the construction of digital government, reflecting that the technological level and the intensity of change in different provinces and cities are still profound.
According to the “2020 China Digital Economy Development Index (DEDI)” released by the third-party analysis agency CCID Consulting in October this year, the digital economy development level of 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) in the country is basically in line with the gradual transition from the east coast to the west inland. With a decreasing trend, Guangdong, Beijing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shanghai in the first echelon are still very different from other regions.
The digital level of government services at the national level is just like the barrel effect. It cannot only rely on the development level of developed provinces and cities, but also improve the data service capabilities of relatively underdeveloped regions.
In 2018, the State Council set four time points to promote the construction of a national integrated online government service platform: the national government service platform will basically complete the main function construction at the end of 2018; it will be online at the end of 2019; by the end of 2020, all provinces (regions, cities) ) And the State Council’s government service platform should be fully connected with the national government service platform, and government service matters should be listed; before the end of 2022, except for a few exceptions, all government services will be handled by the platform to fully realize the “one network”. .
Now that the end of 2020 is approaching, the planning of “a national network” is about to enter the fourth stage. With the help of the health code, the development of digital government and smart cities has taken a big step forward. However, in order to complete the unification of the health code nationwide, in addition to accelerating the digitalization process in various places, it is more important to improve the matching governance capabilities.
Behind the health code is an extremely complex horizontal and vertical big data network. It involves all provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and counties across the country; it tests the data of various departments such as health, industry and information, transportation, customs, immigration management, civil aviation, and railways. This national network is still iterating.
From the perspective of government administrators, the health code was born in response to the needs of the epidemic, providing a training opportunity for the national government big data network. The experience and lessons it has accumulated will be used for future developments based on the national government big data network. This kind of “code”, “certificate” and information exchange applications provide valuable reference.
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