Shanghai-based digital and mobile healthcare platform 111 has signed a strategic partnership with prescription information sharing solutions provider Bestyoo.
They intend to provide users with prescription-based online drug purchases and home delivery services.
Bestyoo and 111 will also provide online consultation services to patients.
In a statement 111 said that “this strategic partnership is expected to create a more standardised and feasible process for prescription information sharing and online sales of prescription drugs, bringing easy-to-access healthcare services to more patients in China.”
Bestyoo currently has one Gansu Provincial-level and six prefecture- and municipal-level platforms connecting more than 300 hospitals and covering 100 million patients.
And it is in Gansu Province where they will launch their pilot platform.
“Authentication and standardisation are a condition precedent to sustaining a robust online prescription drug market. As part of the basic procedure for prescription drug sales, both offline and online pharmacies need to ensure the prescriptions they are receiving are authentic,” said Guanglei Ma, general manager of Bestyoo.
Bestyoo’s platform connects to the prescription review platforms of local health commission authorities and hospital healthcare information systems. This creates a standard prescription library that provides secure prescription authentication.