Leveraging the collaboration with Tencent at the beginning of 2019, Merck is driving digitalization, an integral part of Merck's strategy in China.
Merck, a leading science and technology company, signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services. The collaboration will primarily focus on increasing public disease awareness and providing more accessible healthcare services via digital platforms in China, by leveraging the company's scientific leadership and expertise combined with Tencent's leading technology in the fields of internet and artificial intelligence.
With the agreement, Merck and Tencent will create intelligent digital healthcare services, thereby increasing public knowledge of diseases and improving patients' understanding of disease symptoms and effective treatment options. The collaboration will also provide patients with more convenient and smarter medical services, helping to better manage chronic diseases.
In the future, Merck and Tencent will continue to extend the scope of collaboration to other areas such as exploring the use of innovative medical service models based on "A.I. doctors" to provide more comprehensive disease awareness education and treatment services for mCRC and other diseases.
Leveraging the collaboration with Tencent at the beginning of 2019, Merck is driving digitalization, an integral part of Merck's strategy in China. With big data insights, new platforms and partnerships, Merck will adopt a more integrated approach to contribute to the key goals of the national "Healthy China 2030" blueprint and to safeguard the health of all Chinese citizens.
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MERCK is a global healthcare company that delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products.
Tencent Holdings Limited is a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate founded in 1998, whose subsidiaries specialise in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology both in China and globally.
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