China

By Dean Koh 04:52 am December 17, 2019
China’s Ping An Good Doctor and Thailand’s largest private medical group, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), yesterday announced the launch of a video consultation service. The service will allow the users of Ping An Good Doctor to seek second medical opinions via video consultations with top physicians in Thailand. Chinese users can purchase the service from the “Overseas Top-Tier Doctors”...

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By Dean Koh 10:09 pm December 9, 2019
Last week, Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform signed a strategic collaboration with Merck, a German multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company to jointly explore integrated solutions to advance intelligent healthcare in China. According to the joint media release, the collaboration will leverage Ping An Good Doctor's extensive experience in...

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By Dean Koh 01:21 am November 28, 2019
Health analytics and education company Elsevier and Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent announced the signing of a strategic agreement to accelerate the dissemination of global health information in China. The two organizations will leverage their respective expertise and resources to help Chinese physicians gain quick access to Elsevier’s medical information and academic resources through...
By Dean Koh 04:17 am September 25, 2019
Shanghai-based CareVoice, a digital health startup targeting the insurance market, which announced an eight-figure Series A raise totaling roughly $10M at the end of August, today announced the launch of CareVoiceOS in mainland China and Hong Kong, a healthcare operating system that allows insurers to deliver health plans which are more tailored, efficient and compelling to their customers. WHAT’...

Above photo: (L to R) Deng Shijun, Secretary General of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, and Wu Peng, General Manager of Ping An Good Doctor at the signing ceremony. Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

By Dean Koh 12:11 am September 18, 2019
Earlier this week, Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, partnering with the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to build an Internet Healthcare platform in Guangxi. Guangxi is an autonomous region of the People's...
By Dean Koh 03:07 am September 13, 2019
Pennsylvania-based Signant Health (formerly CRF Health and Bracket), which provides a suite of electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA), eConsent and patient engagement solutions, announced that it will provide electronic informed consent for a significant neuroscience study by the Shanghai Mental Health Centre (SMHC). SMHC is an affiliate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a leading...

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By Dean Koh 05:19 am September 2, 2019
Originally founded in 2015 as a result of joint venture between Mayo Clinic and Hillhouse Capital, China’s Huimei Healthcare announced last week that it had closed $30M in Series C funding, led by Qiming Ventures and WuXi AppTech. The funds will be used by the company to develop its core-product, an AI-based Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) called Dr Mayson, as well as for further product...

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By Dean Koh 02:55 am August 19, 2019
China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor, officially launched its Private Doctor service last week in China on August 13. On the same day of launch, the company also entered into partnership with 29 companies including China Mobile Internet, BAIC Group, China CITIC Bank, Wyeth Nutrition, China Everbright Bank, Minsheng Life, Pearl River Life and PKU Founder Life. The 29...

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By Dean Koh 10:29 pm July 18, 2019
Chinese healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor has reached strategic cooperation with nearly 50 hospitals across China, including the Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University, Sichuan Second Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, and the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, to jointly develop a new “internet hospital” model, the company recently announced....

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By Dean Koh 03:31 am July 9, 2019
Shanghai-based medical AI startup Synyi announced that it has raised RMB 250M ($36.3M) in Series C funding led by Chinese tech giant Tencent. Founded in 2016, Synyi started with Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities in the Chinese language and focused on hospitals’ demand for scientific research data, combining AI & HIT to create their first smart analytics platform. To solve the...