Communications of the IIMA


China’s aged population has increased dramatically. Because of the one child policy, China now has fewer and fewer children able to support the elderly. The care of China’s elderly is a huge challenge which requires the exploration of all kinds of elderly care models through intelligence and information management technology advances. With the evolving field of Information Management and with the development of newer and cheaper technology, the time has come for a paradigm shift to be explored. A shift in the way China is managing its technology and culture expectations is necessary to address this unique need. This paper carefully explores possible paradigm shifts which include the combination of cultural expectations, integrating technology, government involvement, health care providers and information management.

The paradigm shift uses the work of Davila, Epstein and Shelton (2006) to help develop a Service Innovation paradigm working along with Business and Technology Innovations for the elderly in China.