China

By Dean Koh 03:39 am June 8, 2020
Singapore-based DocDoc, a virtual network of physicians and hospitals supporting patients to find quality medical care in Asia, today announced a partnership with Kaitaiming Technology (KTM) to expand its reach into China. KTM is an insurance risk control company founded in May 2015 in Beijing, China and focuses on combining insurance expertise with information technology, big data and AI. The...
By Laura Lovett 02:16 pm May 4, 2020
This month has kicked off with a slew of announcements about tracing efforts. From India’s new policy requiring all workers to download its government app to China’s new fever-senseing glasses, governments are looking for ways to keep tabs on the virus.  As of today, all Indian employers are responsible for making sure their domestic employees – in both the public and private sector, download a...
By Dean Koh 03:30 am March 9, 2020
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd (Ping An) launched its COVID-19 smart image-reading system on February 19, which was  developed by Ping An Smart Healthcare, the smart health care team of subsidiary Ping An Smart City. The system assists doctors with efficient and accurate diagnoses by leveraging Ping An’s AI tech, which could help control the epidemic through earlier diagnoses and...

Above photo: A doctor in SPHCC using the Intelligent Evaluation System of Chest CT for COVID-19 for accurate diagnosis. Credit: Business Wire

By Dean Koh 01:10 am February 21, 2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 virus in China, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) has been actively mobilizing other parties to use the latest tech in the fight against the virus. Through the joint effort of SPHCC and Yitu Healthcare, a Shanghai-based AI startup, the Intelligent Evaluation System of Chest CT for COVID-19 was officially launched on 28 January.  HOW IT WORKS The system...
By Laura Lovett 02:04 pm February 11, 2020
As cases of the COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) continue to spread across China and beyond, the Chinese government has released a new app intended to help citizens check whether they came into contact with the virus.  App users are asked to register a phone number, name and ID number in or to see if they were in contact with someone infected, according to Chinese state media outlet Xinhua, which...

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By Dean Koh 10:00 pm January 30, 2020
VivaLNK, a Santa Clara, California-based connected health startup, recently announced that Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) is using the startup’s continuous temperature sensor to combat the spread of coronavirus in China. Modeled after the previous SARS outbreak in 2003, SPHCC contains special wards designed to limit cross infection and to provide more efficient treatments. SPHCC...
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’...