Enables Hong Kong Residents to Receive Healthcare Services in mainland China and Reduce Medical Costs
HONG KONG, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The first innovative and integrated healthcare services platform in the Greater Bay Area, the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform (the “Platform”), announced today the establishment of its Shenzhen Base at the Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital Internet Hospital with a launching ceremony. The array of the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area healthcare service bases has swiftly expanded to facilitate the integration of the state-of-the-art technology and premium healthcare resources in the region and comprehensively improve the overall healthcare services in the Greater Bay Area. The Platform also announced the official inauguration of the new website h.gov.cn, which, along with the WeDoctor mobile application and telephone hotline +8620-95169-888, will allow the residents in the Greater Bay Area to use the Platform’s services through multiple channels.
Mr Anthony Wu, Chairman of the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform commented that the joining of the Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital Internet Hospital to the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform as its Shenzhen base marks an important step in the leadership in innovation under the momentum of China’s reform and opening up.
On the day of the launching ceremony, a number of Hong Kong residents made appointments through the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform for medical check-ups and came to the Shenzhen base to experience the advantages of the platform.
The Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital has assembled a top medical team and employed innovative technology within three years of its opening, establishing the position as a pioneer of “Internet + Healthcare” in Shenzhen. It has adopted an innovative diagnosis and treatment model through the use of internet technology, providing support for outpatient and inpatient services through its official WeChat account, offering online follow-up consultation and prescription and offline medication dispensing. By using the Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital Internet Hospital as its Shenzhen base, the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform will further strengthen its healthcare network, enabling the residents of the Greater Bay Area to obtain the online and offline one-stop “pre-diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment” services of a premier Shenzhen hospital through the WeDoctor website, mobile application, and telephone hotline anytime, and anywhere.
Mr Anthony Wu, Chairman of the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform, said, “The joining of the Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital Internet Hospital to the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform as its Shenzhen base marks an important step in the leadership in innovation under the momentum of China’s reform and opening up. I am deeply encouraged by the launch of the Shenzhen base, which will sustain the integration of the medical, pharmaceutical, and medical insurance service capabilities in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau through the introduction of more partners in said industries. It will accelerate the interconnectivity of the healthcare information and boost the efficiency of the healthcare cooperation in the region.”
Mr Liao Sizhao, Director of the Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital, said, “The deep integration between the Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital and the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform will allow the hospital to provide convenient ’90-second online, 90-minute offline’ healthcare services to the residents of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau through its strategic position as the Platform’s Shenzhen base.”
On the day of the launching ceremony, a number of Hong Kong residents used the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform to make appointments for medical check-ups at the Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital, and went to the Shenzhen base to experience the advantages of the Platform. Mr Pang and Mr Tsang from Hong Kong have never had medical check-ups. Mr Pang recently found that his blood sugar has been at a relatively high level. In view of his friends’ deteriorating health due to ageing, he has decided to make an appointment through the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform for a medical examination in China. “It costs about HK$1,000 to have a carotid ultrasound in Hong Kong, and HK$2,000 for a heart colour ultrasound. Together with the doctor’s consultation fee, to do the two procedures in Hong Kong will cost 10 times more. Now, it only took me about RMB1,000 to have a full body check-up in Shenzhen. The transportation cost is not high either,” Mr. Peng said, adding that he would recommend these services to his family members and friends.
Ms Jessica Cheng, Chief Operating Officer of the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong), said, “After returning to Hong Kong, local residents can view their digital examination reports through the WeDoctor mobile application at any time, and communicate with doctors about any medical conditions. The online follow-up consultation process is very convenient, without having to travel across the border, and considerably cost-saving. In addition, the Platform is planning to set up a free hotline in Hong Kong next year to support Hong Kong residents in seeking medical attention in mainland China.”
The WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform is a collaborative healthcare platform. Functions including internet diagnosis and treatment, medical cluster remote consultation, family health management, and embedded medical base are now online. The embedded medical base is an important service model launched by WeDoctor that utilises the mature healthcare service system of the WeDoctor platform and the comprehensive medical services of brick and mortar hospitals to offer interactive online and offline services. Within two months of its launch, the Platform has delivered innovative healthcare experiences to the residents of the Greater Bay Area.
We Doctor Holdings Limited (“WeDoctor”) is China’s leading technology-enabled healthcare solutions platform, providing seamless online and offline healthcare services as well as integration of general practitioner and specialist doctors. Founded by Jerry Liao and his team in 2010, WeDoctor operates four main business segments, namely, WeDoctor Healthcare, WeDoctor Cloud, WeDoctor Insurance, and WeDoctor Pharma.
WeDoctor brings together government, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions to create an innovative and holistic healthcare provision and funding ecosystem. On the WeDoctor platform, there are over 2,700 hospitals, 260,000 leading doctors, 20,000 pharmacies and 180 million real-name registered users.
Since the establishment of China’s largest appointment registration platform — Guahao.com, WeDoctor has continued to transform the healthcare system through technology with the creation of the nation’s first Internet hospital – Wuzhen Internet Hospital. It also launched the industry’s first domestic smart health terminal, and has made significant progress in the field of smart healthcare with the creation of AI-enabled diagnosis systems for both Western and Chinese medicine.
About the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform
The WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform is driven by information technologies including the internet, big data, and artificial intelligence to build a bridge that connects and integrates the medical, pharmaceutical, and medical insurance services in the Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau region. It currently has a network of 79 hospitals and over 10,000 medical practitioners, and has established 32 internet medical clusters, dozens of specialist collaborative alliances, and 500 pharmacies and consultation centres.