Sina Tech, 12/06/17
Chengdu-based Yiyun Technology, operator of mobile social networking app for doctors Medlinker, recently announced completion of RMB 400 mln in Series C funding from Beijing-based data services firm Zhongdian Data Service's Zhongdian Health Fund, with participation by China Renaissance's New Economy Fund and prior-round investors including internet conglomerate Tencent (0700.HK) and Sequoia Capital.
Zhongdian Health Fund and Medlinker will share medical treatment data resources and will collaborate on clinical research organization (CRO) data analysis in the insurance and drug development domains as well as medical data disease treatment applications. They will also work together to pilot test province-level online health maintenance organization (HMO) programs, including development of new types of commercial insurance and family physician policies.
According to data from Medlinker, the platform currently has more than 430,000 certified physician users registered under their real names.
Editor's Note: The Medlinker app brings together doctors through a social networking site, offering features such as medical case sharing and doctors' circles (similar to WeChat groups). Physicians join Medlinker through an online registration, offline invitation system. For more information on Medlinker, please see Physicians SNS App 'Medlinker' Wins USD 40 Mln Series B Funding, MD 9/07/15 and Physicians SNS App 'Medlinker' to Open First Internet Hospital in Shandong, MD 1/13/17 issues.