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Smart Tech Transforming China’s medical care sector

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Liangyihui – video-meeting service

Liangyihui, a company excelling due to its video-meeting service, is based in Shanghai, China. The company is helping stream life-saving live broadcasts between a local hospital in Hunan Province and Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center in Guangzhou.

Liangyihui helps to share knowledge and medical expertise with doctors in places with less medical resources and expertise. It also provides information services for cancer patients and oncologists through their app, website and WeChat public account. Over 100,000 oncologists have registered with their service to provide patients with information and participate in classes.

Liangyihui is providing exemplary services as an online platform for knowledge and expertise sharing among medics. In addition to this, some other tech companies are going further in understanding the importance of tech in the medical care sector.

Imaging Center

An imaging center at Tsinghua University Yuquan Hospital was built in cooperation with Tongxin Yilian, a Beijing-based medical tech company. The center’s equipment has greatly alleviated the hospital’s shortage of good diagnostics equipment.

Tongxin Yilin started off as a company similar to an O2O company. But soon it realized they had bigger visions to accomplish. So it gathered idle hospital resources online for the use of doctors and patients. After several years of development, it has created a business model that incorporates a fully-fledged online imaging platform, offline partner imaging centers, and self-owned imaging centers. Through its online hospital, doctors can help patients book checkups and other appointments, perform consultations through text and video and issue electronic prescriptions. Patients, then, can buy drugs online and have them delivered to their doorsteps.

China’s healthcare market is expected to experience exponential growth in the coming decades.

The National Health Commission predicts that China’s healthcare market will reach 16 trillion yuan, or around 2.4 trillion U.S. dollars, by 2030.

At the same time, the market faces unprecedented pressure, with an aging population and an increase in lifestyle-related diseases. The government has stepped up efforts to open up the industry more to more private players. This will play a vital role in boosting the market’s vitality.