- Aug 31, 2020
- Business Update
JD Health: Building the “Wuhou Model” to Redefine Healthcare Services
by Vivian Yang
On August 27th, JD Health and Wuhou District of Chengdu city，Sichuan province announced a cooperation to jointly develop the “Healthy Wuhou” healthcare program. The program is a “7 in 1” model under which the seven areas of clinical, research, teaching, industrial, health management, rehabilitation and elderly care services, and international cooperation will be built up together.
The cooperation launch ceremony in Beijing was attended by leaders of Wuhou district, and Yuan Yi, vice president of JD Health, and Liu Mingyan, general manager of JD Health’s Healthy City Program.
Based on the cooperation between Wuhou government and JD Health, healthcare infrastructure will be created to establish a “Healthy Wuhou Model”, such as a comprehensive healthcare service platform offering modules of health services, products, payment systems and more. Local residents can enjoy a health management service package updated with JD’s “family doctor’ service products, which is also part of the overall cooperation. In particular, through JD’s Health platform, children, pregnant women, elderly people, diabetes patients and people with sleep disorders will have convenient access to dedicated home care services, medicine online shopping and delivery services, specialized medical consultancies and treatment from top medical experts across the country, just to name a few.
On the industry side, the two parties will work together to build internet hospitals, a health big data research institute, a data center for chronic disease management, an industry alliance for digital health management services, digitalized community health service centers and more. These programs are expected to stimulate technological innovation and industrial competitiveness for this region.
Wuhou is one of the central districts of Chengdu, with an area of 75.36 square kilometers and a population of 1.38 million. It is a high-tech centralized zone in China’s central and west region and plays an important role in driving this area’s economic and social development. Meanwhile, Wuhou is also the most concentrated area of medical and health resources in Chengdu. It is home to West China Hospital of Sichuan University, the best hospital in West China. Under China’s “Healthy China 2030” initiative, Wuhou is poised to pioneer the development of high-quality healthcare services.