-Chairman and CEO Wang Tao Depicts New Healthcare Ecosystem in 2019
SHANGHAI, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On 8 January, China’s leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Health Medical Technology Company Limited (“Ping An Good Doctor”, or the “Company”, stock code: 01833.HK) and Hurun Research Institute co-hosted the second conference of Hurun·Ping An Good Doctors of China (the “Conference”), which was attended by hundreds of medical professionals from government departments, hospitals, colleges and health institutions today. Mr. Wang Tao, Chairman and CEO of Ping An Good Doctor, delivered a keynote speech at the conference, depicting the new healthcare ecosystem of Ping An Good Doctor in 2019. He proposed utilizing “Internet + AI” technology to empower hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and village doctors, whilst at the same time exporting this mature technology and service aboard to further boost the pace of the Company’s internationalization strategy.
The conference was published by Ping An Good Doctor and Hurun Research Institute after a six-month cooperation, aiming to find doctors with “noble medical moralities, superb medical skills, excellent academic achievements, and good reputations” for the 1.4 billion people in China. It is said that the Good Doctors List” is the most authoritative and comprehensive list in China, helping people find good doctors nationwide.
Cultivate China’s most comprehensive “Good Doctors List”
The Second Hurun·Ping An Good Doctors of China List was selected by the top domestic experts and scholars from two major fields: popular medical departments and common diseases. The multi-dimensional selection process means the results are more accurate and professional.
The selection and research of popular departments lasted nearly half a year, and the selection covered 25 cities across the country, including first-tier cities in northern Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and key cities such as Tianjin, Hangzhou and Chongqing. The winners are outstanding doctors who have both superb treatment and medical skills. They come from 30 medical departments, including internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, Chinese medicine, and mental psychology.
The nominees were either recommended by hospitals and various medical departments, senior medical experts, or self-recommended. The selected candidates were evaluated by other nominees in the same discipline within the same city. By calculating and ranking the total votes, the top 30 doctors in first-tier cities and top 10 doctors in non-first-tier cities were selected in each medical department.
The selection of 30 common diseases is the main highlight of the new list. The specific selection criteria is divided into two areas: Chinese medicine and Western medicine. A total of 20 Chinese medicine practitioners and 20 Western medicine doctors were selected in each disease field by combining doctors’ mutual evaluations across the country and user comments from the Ping An Good Doctor app. In the end, 600 doctors made the list in the fields of Chinese and Western medicine.
Mr. Wang said the list would help 1.4 billion people find doctors that are suitable for them, and the authoritative “Good Doctors Guide” is objective. Ping An Good Doctor will also continue to share its world-leading AI medical technology, utilize the wisdom of skilled doctors and improve the efficiency of services, to ensure patients enjoy the convenience of medical technology.
Describing the new ecology of healthcare in 2019
Mr. Wang stated that the era of offline medical services has passed, which will lead to a new ecology integrating online and offline medical resources in the future. In 2019, Ping An Good Doctor will build its Hospital Cloud, Clinic Cloud, Pharmacy Cloud, Village Medical Cloud and further accelerate the pace of its international strategy.
Regarding Ping An Good Doctor’s four core capabilities, Hospital Cloud has joined hands with physical hospitals to construct a set of internet hospital services platforms that cover pre-treatment, diagnosis and post-treatment, integrating disease treatment and health management. Clinical Cloud provides industry standards for clinics, enhances clinics’ business capabilities and influence, and assists in the implementation of information management. Pharmacy Cloud uses the innovative service model of “Internet Medical + Pharmacy” to empower pharmacies, creating a closed-loop medical service of Diagnosis Online, Medicine Offline to turn the drug-purchasing site into the medical treatment site, making medical resources accessible.
Village Medical Cloud offers an exclusive APP, testing machines, multi-scenario remote training and other products to rural doctors in more than 10,000 poverty-stricken areas in Guangxi, Jiangxi, Inner Mongolia, Chongqing and other provinces and cities. It helps improve the rural medical service capacity and the health of farmers in poverty-stricken areas.
“The strategy of globalization is one of the priorities of Ping An Good Doctor in the future” Mr. Wang Tao said, “Ping An Good Doctor is exporting mature technology and services overseas as well as coordinating its medical resources around the world to build the world’s largest healthcare ecosystem. At present, the Group has cooperated with Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading O2O mobile platform, to provide online medical and healthcare services to Southeast Asia.”
Mr. Wang added, “To achieve the above strategic vision relies on Ping An Good Doctor’s four core competencies, including a specialized self-owned medical team, the world’s leading AI medical technology, mature operational capabilities and data capabilities.
“By exporting our world-leading AI medical technology, mature products and operational capabilities, Ping An Good Doctor has created the world’s largest healthcare ecosystem.” Mr. Wang said, “Eventually, we hope to provide every family with a family doctor, every person with an e-health profile and everyone with a healthcare management plan.”
About Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (01833.HK)
Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (“Ping An Good Doctor”, stock code: 01833.HK) is the leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform in China. By combining “mobile health + AI technology”, the Company strives to provide every family with a family doctor, every person with an e-health profile and everyone with a healthcare management plan. Ping An Good Doctor has established a comprehensive, one-stop healthcare ecosystem covering family doctor services, consumer healthcare services, a health mall as well as health management and wellness interaction.
In April 2015, the App “Ping An Good Doctor” was officially launched. In May 2016, the Company completed an A round financing and raised US$500 million. In December 2017, the Company completed the pre-IPO financing from Softbank Vision Fund, during which it raised US$400 million. On 4 May 2018, Ping An Good Doctor became the No.1 listed internet health-tech company in the world when it joined the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, stock code 01833.HK. Our IPO cornerstone investors include Blackrock, Capital Group, GIC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Swiss Re and CP Group.