JD and GSK Team up to Bring Integrated Online Medical Services to Chinese Consumers
In a revolutionary new drive to harness the power of technology and e-commerce to promote wellness and medical services to more people more easily, JD.com and global pharmaceutical leader GSK have extended their current strategic partnership in China.
Additionally, the partners plan to explore how to harness medical information and big data in ways they hope will lead to new solutions for chronic disease management and improved health and wellness education. As part of the cooperation, there is a bilateral plan to work on community programs, helping people access medical services more easily for diseases like HIV.
“GSK is a world leader in creating and delivering medicines, vaccines and other products that save lives and improve health,” said Lijun Xin, President of JD Home and Life. “We are leveraging our expertise at organizing and harnessing the flow of products and data to improve people’s lives. Working with GSK, we can find better, clearer, faster and more transparent ways to get medicines and medical and health information to people when they need it.”
Thomas Willemsen, Chairman of GSK (China) Investment Co., Ltd., said, “Internet-based healthcare is a key link in China’s national health strategy. Through our strategic collaboration with JD.com, a pioneering leader in China’s online healthcare and pharmaceutical services, we are committed to exploring and developing ‘Internet + Healthcare’ solutions against the strategic backdrop of ‘Healthy China 2030’, and ultimately improving Chinese people and patients’ healthcare service quality and accessibility. We look forward to joining forces in this effort to improve our society.”
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company. The company researches, develops and manufactures a wide range of medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Creating innovative products and improving access to them is critical to GSK’s mission, allowing the company to help build stronger, healthier communities all over the world.