China’s Ping An partners with Thailand’s BDMS

According to mobihealthnews, China’s Ping An Good Doctor has announced an MoU with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS). The two medical service giants will integrate their medical resources online and offline, to meet the increasing demands of Chinese users for overseas medical services.

The article says that China’s leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor, has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the largest healthcare network in Thailand.

Established in 1969, the article claims that BDMS is the largest medical group in Thailand. At the global level, BDMS ranks second among private hospital groups in terms of market capitalisation and owns 46 hospitals located in major cities and locations in Thailand and Cambodia, serving Thai patients and foreign patients from the USA, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, the UAE, etc. A total of 17 hospitals in the BDMS network have JCI (Joint Commission International) certificates.

The article says that Ping An Good Doctor is the leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform in China, offering online consultation and medicine to offline visits, via the integration of its 1,000 medical professionals, outside doctors and medical network. As of the end of June 2018, there were 228 million registered users and the Company’s monthly active users (MAU) reached 48.6 million. Currently, Ping An Good Doctor is the largest mobile medical application in China in terms of user scale.

According to World Daily in Thailand, nearly 10 million Chinese visitors travelled to Thailand in 2017, which was a more than 10% year-on-year growth. One of the main factors for this is the high-quality medical services which have helped boost medical tourism in Thailand from the China market. The Chinese demand for overseas medical services has started to grow in recent years, but there is a lack of organisations that can link patients to overseas medical institutions, which leads to unsatisfactory outcomes.

Through the combination of hundreds of millions of online users’ data from Ping An Good Doctor and advanced offline medical services from BDMS, the plan is for the collaboration between the two parties to provide a set of integrated solutions.

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