Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BHTCM) will set up an internet hospital in the first half of 2019, said Liu Qingquan, President of the hospital on November 26, 2018.
Liu said, “If condition permits, the Internet hospital will be launched at a proper time in the first half of 2019, to enable patients to communicate with doctors freely on the Internet, besides the face-to-face communication in an outpatient clinic and a ward.”
Now, many young and middle aged experts of BHTCM have set up groups in WeChat, an instant messaging app, to facilitate patients’ inquiry.
Liu said, “My patients also have a WeChat group. Patients may ask some questions in the chatting group after taking TCM medicine and I, along with my students, will answer them in a timely manner.”