- Aug 12, 2020
- Business Update
JD Health Launches Oral Care Center with “Internet+Healthcare” Model
by Vivian Yang
On August 10th, JD Health launched its oral care center in Beijing. At the press conference, China’s renowned oral care expert Dr. Songling Wang accepted JD’s invitation to be the chief scientist of the center. And JD Health and Yantai Hospital of Stomatology of Shangdong province signed a cooperation agreement in which the latter will officially move all of its online services onto JD’s platform.
The establishment of the oral care center is one more addition to JD Health’s internet exploration in specialized medical services. JD Health has established 14 specialized medical service centers dedicated to specific diseases, such as the Traditional Chinese Medicine Consultation Center, Heart Diseases Center, and Diabetes Center.
Dr. Songling Wang is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, current vice-dean of Capital Medical University, and vice-president of the Chinese Stomatological Association. In his speech at the press conference, Dr. Wang stressed the importance of education and prevention regarding oral health and highly recognized JD Health’s “internet+healthcare” model.
Dr. Songling Wang
“The diagnosis and treatment model that JD Health introduced is efficient, fast and convenient. The platform’s advantages will help promote the popularization of oral health knowledge, the training of grassroots doctors, the sharing of clinical information by big data and the change of diagnosis and treatment mechanism, providing more premier medical resources and services for a wide range of patients,” said Dr. Wang. Besides Dr. Wang, a number of top oral experts are invited to provide consultation and services through the oral care center.
Lijun Xin (left), Prof. Xin Xu (center) and Prof. Yanheng Zhou (right)
Offline oral care medical institutions’ participation is key to the success of building a fully integrated new medical consultation experience for patients. In addition to the cooperation with Yantai Hospital of Stomatology, JD Health also reached agreements with another five oral care companies, namely Taikang Bybo Dental, LinkedCare, Sunny Dental, Fuessen Technology, and Myour Dental.
As of today, JD Health’s oral care services have covered over 2,000 offline clinics in more than 160 cities across China.
Oral health is an essential part of overall health and chronic disease control. There’s still a lot of work to do in China in the field of oral disease prevention and management. Over 95% of Chinese people are faced with oral or dental problems. According to the results of the 4th National Oral Health Survey in the mainland of China, the incidence of tooth decay in permanent teeth among 12-year-old children in China is 34.5%, an increase of 7.8% compared with ten years ago.
This present situation is coupled with the scarcity of oral experts – there is only one dentist available for every 3,000-4,000 Chinese people. The industry is in urgent need to improve the uneven medical resources situation and work on more accurate matching of hierarchical diagnosis, treatment, and doctor-patient resources.
Lijun Xin, CEO of JD Health
“Under such circumstances, JD Health has leveraged the platform’s unique strength to quickly connect and gather top medical resources in the online oral care center,” said Lijun Xin, CEO of JD Health. “The oral care center will further integrate online and offline oral health services, continue linking medical services resources online and looping in more top medical institutions offline to provide more standardized and high quality oral medical services.