SHENZHEN, China, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shenzhen CSOS Assistance Co., Ltd. (referred to as "CSOS" or "the Company" hereafter) is pleased to announce today the official launch of the new in-person Medical Second Opinion Service to bring top American-based medical experts to the bedsides of Chinese patients who are members of its specialty membership programs customized for insurance firms, multinational companies and individuals referred by their doctors to the CSOS Second Opinion Service.
The service covering Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong Province initially, was launched in response to the increasing patient demand for affordable access to in-person second opinions by global experts on serious, potentially life-threatening medical conditions.
"For those electing a second opinion, the face to face, eye to eye interaction with the patient and the family results in better and speedier diagnosis and treatment, lower costs, and better outcomes," said Dr. Steven Holt, Chief Medical Officer of CSOS, adding that rampant tumor and cardiovascular diseases are considered among the top killer diseases that take thousands of lives in China every year.
Chinese researchers just released grim cancer statistics last month, indicating that by 2020 the total number of cancer deaths in China will climb from about 2.5 million to 3 million annually.
Established in 1998, CSOS has over 15 years of professional experience in emergency medical assistance and is recognized as a leading advocate for innovative healthcare services in China. The Company is one of the few leading Emergency Assistance service providers that possess a government-approved license for trans-regional medical evacuations.
Mr. Haikuan Lu, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSOS, said, "As the first international emergency assistance agency providing cross-border medical assistance services between Guangdong and Hong Kong since 1998, the company is uniquely qualified to offer this innovative new service after having served Chinese and foreign insurers and corporations in the Greater China region for years. This service, driven by CSOS' adoption of latest telemedicine technologies, allows patients to stay in their familiar living environment in China and Hong Kong and be served with high-quality medical services in addition to its better outcomes."
"Such programs are vital to Chinese insurance companies who are developing more innovative and tailor-made policies to expand market shares amongst heightening competition over generic ones. It is time for insurers to rethink their product strategy and service offerings, and it is also the right time for more innovation and customization," noted Mr. Lu.
CSOS is partnering with China2ndOpinion, whose medical team is composed of leading US physicians practicing at top tier medical institutions in the United States. CSOS initially focuses on cardio-vascular, neurological, urological and cancer diseases and are adding physicians in other specialties such as chronic diseases and long-term care on an ongoing basis. And this service will enable the American physicians working with the Chinese physicians to provide remote diagnosis and phone consultation.
"Our member physicians are excited about the opportunity to provide in-person treatment for patients from China," said Dr. Mark Schacht, a Chicago Urologist and Medical Director of China2ndOpinion. "For patients to derive the maximum benefit from any healthcare interaction, they must form a bond with their healthcare provider. This is recognized in both Eastern and Western medicine. This can be achieved with much greater ease and depth when that healthcare provider is in direct personal contact with the patient, and is not just a voice and image on a screen from thousands of miles away," he added.
Shenzhen CSOS Assistance Co., Ltd. ("CSOS") is not only the first emergency assistance and specialty health service provider in China with global servicing capabilities and an established provider network worldwide, but also the first Chinese firm in compliance with international emergency medical service (EMS) protocols. CSOS owns a government-approved license of trans-regional medical evacuations and highly recognized strengths in ground and air ambulance services. Leveraging on 15 years of track record in medical assistance, CSOS is committed to providing clients with "quicker, better and more personalized " medical services. CSOS strives to become the most respected emergency assistance and specialty health service provider serving the Greater China Region. CSOS is currently headquartered in Shenzhen of Guangdong Province, with branches or service centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and other major cities overseas, as well as a global hospital network covering more than 200 countries and regions. China SOS International Limited is its sister company in Hong Kong.
Spokeswoman Ms. Alina ZHUANG
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