Ping An aims to be 'Good Doctor' to the world

The company wants to connect medical services and patients using artificial intelligence and the cloud.

Shanghai-based Ping An Good Doctor is pursuing its globalization strategy by using artificial intelligence and the cloud.

It says this will help connect hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and doctors — especially in remote regions.

The Hong Kong-listed company, along with the Hurun Research Institute, released a Good Doctors Guide covering both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine to help1.4 billion people find the doctors they need.

In 2019, Good Doctor will develop its Hospital Cloud, Clinic Cloud, Pharmacy Cloud, Village Medical Cloud and increase the pace of its international strategy, said the company.

The Shanghai-based firm will utilize “Internet + AI” technology to empower hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and village doctors, while at the same time exporting technology and services to boost the pace of its internationalization strategy, said Wang Tao, chairman and CEO of Good Doctor.

After careful research, the guide chose the top 30 doctors in first-tier cities and the top 10 in other cities in various medical specialties.

In August, Good Doctor and Grab announced a US$140 million joint venture to tap the online health care market in Southeast Asia.

The joint venture will offer one-stop health care services in 225 cities spread over eight Southeast Asian countries and targets the regional online health care market of 260 million people valued at US$370 billion.

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