Online and mobile medical consultation platform Guangzhou Internet Hospital and Puning-based pharmaceutical manufacturer and seller Kangmei Pharmaceutical (600518.SH) recently signed a strategic partnership agreement in Shenzhen focusing on traditional Chinese medicine services. The parties will also explore remote diagnosis and treatment models combining online medical associations and retail pharmacies.
Through the partnership, organizations that are members of Guangzhou Internet Hospital's regional traditional Chinese medicine association will have better access to high quality traditional Chinese medicine products and services. Users of Guangzhou Internet Hospital's online consultation services will also be able to select from Chinese medicine preparation or delivery services with a doctor's electronic prescription to receive home delivery of traditional Chinese medicine products.
In addition, Kangmei Pharmaceutical's offline outlets will join Guangzhou Internet Hospital's online pharmacy platform, which will expand on their pharmaceuticals sales businesses to offer centralized appointment booking, online consultation, and chronic disease management healthcare services. The outlets will also be able to connect with Chinese medicine resources through Guangzhou Internet Hospital's regional traditional Chinese medicine association, which will upgrade their TCM service capabilities.
Guangzhou Internet Hospital, operated by the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government and We Doctor Group, is available in 21 cities throughout Guangdong province, and is linked with more than 100 major hospitals. It is also connected with more than 2,400 hospitals throughout China, linking more than 280,000 physicians.
Kangmei Pharmaceutical operates in a number of cities, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, and Chengdu. It has set up central pharmacies in multiple cities and has partnerships with more than 170 medical institutions including Guangdong Central Hospital. It handles up to 20,000 prescriptions per day and has processed more than 2.5 mln prescriptions in total for approximately 1 mln users.
Editor's Note: For more information on this topic, please see "We Doctor Group, Guangzhou Municipal Government Launch Internet Hospital," MD 1/07/17 issue.