Equipping “Good Village Doctors” with AI technology

-Ping An Good Doctor Utilize Advanced Technology to Achieve Health and Poverty Alleviation

BEIJING, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The ceremony of “Village Warming with Blossom — Funding Presentation Ceremony on Countryside Poverty Alleviation” was held in Beijing. A total of 400 poverty alleviation pioneers from rural areas (100 each from the groups of poverty alleviation representatives, village doctors, village school principals, and village teachers) were recognized as the “Leading Persons in Poverty Alleviation and Support”, and each of them will receive poverty alleviation fund of RMB 10,000 provided by Ping An.

Equipping "Good Village Doctors" with AI technology
Equipping “Good Village Doctors” with AI technology

The purpose of this funding presentation ceremony is to implement the spirit of the speech of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping, which said we should “start poverty alleviation with those with ambitions” and “support education in order for poverty alleviation”. The event is to recognize the pioneers in poverty alleviation from rural areas, in order to inspire more people to contribute to the poverty alleviation and development. The event was jointly established and hosted by the People’s Daily National Party Media Information Public Platform, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and China Ping An. Jing Dunquan, Vice Chairman of the Soong Ching Ling Foundation of China, Xie Guoming, former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Daily, and Sun Jianyi, Senior Vice Chairman of China Ping An Group, attended the funding presentation ceremony.

As the main force of health enhancement and poverty alleviation, village doctors are playing an important role in preventing poverty due to illness, returning to poverty due to illness, and safeguarding the health of villagers. Their task is arduous with tremendous responsibility. According to introduction, the event selected 100 “Good Village Doctors” from 15 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Guangxi and etc. They all are highly praised by the villagers with their noble medical ethics, good service and superb medical techniques.

At the event, Zhu Hongqun, one of the “Good Village Doctors” from Cangzhou City of Jiangxi Province, said that the villagers in his area have been eager to have better medical conditions and services. He hopes to get further learning and training opportunities to provide more medical care services for the villagers. In October 2018, he received the professional training by the team under the “Village Doctor” program of China Ping An. Now he has learned to use the App developed specially for village doctors by Ping An Good Doctor, and he can interpret the health test reports, and utilise the healthcare instruments, including health testing all-in-one machine and medical camera all-in-one machine.

As an important part of the “Three-village Project” of Ping An Group, the “Village Doctor” program was jointly initiated by Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (“Ping An Good Doctor“, or the “Company”; stock code: 01833.HK) in conjunction with other China Ping An subsidiaries. Through consolidating national’s high-quality doctor resources and the donation of advanced medical and health equipment, the program helps village doctors to transform from the traditional “barefoot doctors” into the “village health gatekeepers” with general medical service capabilities.

In 2018, the “Village Doctor” program provided professional training for more than 5,000 village doctors in Guangxi, Jiangxi, Inner Mongolia and other regions. Supported by Ping An Good Doctor’s mobile medical platform and AI technology, the village doctors were assisted to provide more scientific and quality medical and health services for local villagers. It is estimated that by the end of 2019, the “Village Doctor” program will help upgrade 1,000 village clinics nationwide, empower more than 10,000 village doctors, and provide health check-ups and medical consultation services to more than 100,000 villagers.

According to Ping An Good Doctor, through the application of the world’s leading mobile medical and AI technology, the Company is transferring high-quality doctor resources, medical equipment and pharmaceutical resources to poor rural areas, and thus improving comprehensively the professional competence and service level of the village doctors. Currently, with its in-house medical team of 1196 members and over 5,000 external doctors, Ping An Good Doctor has been able to assist village doctors to provide online counseling, referral, registration, hospitalization, and second consultation advice to the villagers. The AI-assisted medical consultation system developed by Ping An Good Doctor can also assist the village doctors to automatically generate structured case information, thus be able to effectively standardize the consultation route, avoid omission of effective information, and improve the efficiency and accuracy of the consultation. According to statistics, Ping An Good Doctor’s AI-assisted medical consultation system has collected nearly 410 million consultation data, covering over 3,000 diseases.

About Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (01833.HK)

Ping An Good Doctor 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.

As of the end of December 2018, there were 265 million registered users and the Company’s MAU reached 54.7 million. Ping An Good Doctor is today the largest mobile medical application in China in terms of user scale. Ping An Good Doctor employs more than a thousand medical personnel (Assistant Supervisor Level or above from Class III Grade A Hospitals) in its in-house medical team and contracts with 5,203 renowned external doctors. This in-house medical team, empowered by our proprietary AI technology, provides users with 24 x 7 online consultation services. In our offline partnership network, Ping An Good Doctor collaborates with over 3,000 hospitals (including more than 1,200 Class III Grade A hospitals) to provide services such as hospital referral, appointment and inpatient arrangements.

Ping An Good Doctor also partners with more than 2,000 healthcare institutions, including physical examination centers, dental clinics, cosmetic surgery institutions and more than 15,000 pharmacy outlets, to provide relevant health and wellness services to our users. By integrating our AI-empowered medical team, external doctors and offline network, Ping An Good Doctor has established a closed-loop healthcare ecosystem which enables our users to enjoy online consultations and online drug purchases, as well as online consultations and offline follow-up treatment, thereby providing convenient, high-quality and efficient family doctor services.

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 1833.HK. Our IPO cornerstone investors include Blackrock, Capital Group, GIC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Swiss Re and CP Group.

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