Aurora Tele-Oncology companions with UMP Healthcare to launch telemedical oncology companies in mainland China
Aurora Tele-Oncology Limited, an oncology-specific teleconsultation platform to improve cancer care, was founded in Hong Kong in July 2020 and recently announced a strategic partnership with UMP Internet Hospital in Hainan, a telemedicine center of UMP Healthcare Holdings Limited. Hainan UMP Internet Hospital received a license to practice from the Hainan Provincial Health Commission in August 2020.
As part of the partnership, both parties will work together to provide cross-border virtual telemedicine services for oncology to cancer patients in mainland China, supported by a panel of oncology experts from Hong Kong. This strategic cooperation is initially aimed at the Hainan Province as a pilot project and plans further expansion to the rest of mainland China.
UMP has also made a strategic investment in Aurora Tele-Oncology to further strengthen the collaboration and support the future development of the telemedicine service platform for oncology.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Telemedicine services have become increasingly common in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and oncology telemedicine services can provide viable treatment / follow-up alternatives for cancer patients, especially if they are not familiar with or have done so about visiting hospitals during the pandemic have accessibility / mobility problems.
At the beginning of July 2020, the Singapore-based medical start-up Oncoshot teamed up with the digital healthcare provider MyDoc to give cancer patients access to second opinion advice from leading oncologists. MobiHealthNews reported. As part of the partnership, MyDoc will refer patients from its network to Oncoshot’s specialized telemedicine platform, which provides remote medical advice from highly qualified oncologists as well as a solution for adapting clinical trials.
ON THE RECORDING
“Aurora is honored to work with UMP. Throughout the patient’s treatment journey, we have seen their despair and helplessness. Aurora was founded with a central vision and mission to provide world-class cancer care to cancer patients in Hong Kong and mainland China. We strive to become their beacon of hope. By using telemedicine services with second opinion, we can reach and help more people in need. This strategic partnership enables our Hong Kong Oncologist Expert Panel to provide high-quality, large-scale, cross-border care to patients in mainland China, supported by our virtual offering, ”said Dr. Chu Weng In, Sam, General Manager of Aurora Tele-Oncology.
Lee Kar Chung, Felix, Executive Director and President of UMP in China, said, “Through the strategic partnership between UMP and Aurora Tele-Oncology, providing world-class medical oncology services to more patients in close proximity to meet their diverse needs is an effective way and way. Internet-based health services will benefit from national policies and will be a central trend in social development. Telemedicine will evolve with the development of innovative technologies and play a greater role in promoting health care development in mainland China. UMP will continue to leverage opportunities in the Greater Bay Area and the rest of mainland China to provide high quality international medical resources to use technology to further contribute to the mainland medical industry. “