SHANGHAI, Sept. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Zhongchao Inc. (NASDAQ: ZCMD) (“Zhongchao” or the “Company”), a platform-based internet technology company offering services for patients with cancer and other major diseases, today announced the introduction of its Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) -based symptom management model. This model is geared toward aiding the recovery of lung cancer patients and enhancing their life quality.
Many lung cancer patients are grappling with a multitude of symptoms throughout their treatment process, including but not limited to fatigue, reduced appetite, nausea, and approximately 34 other symptoms. These symptoms can lead to emotional turmoil towards patients, manifesting as anxiety or depression, severely impacting patients’ life quality and their overall recovery process. The PRO-based symptom management method prioritizes genuine feedbacks from patients about their health conditions, which aids in accurately identifying underlying health concerns and enhancing overall well-being. A study published in the “Journal of Clinical Oncology” in 2022 also highlighted that a PRO-driven model integrating proactive Symptom Monitoring, Alerting, and Response System can significantly reduce post-discharge symptoms and complications in lung cancer patients, accelerate their post-operative recovery and receive high satisfaction from patients.
Zhongchao’s existing patient management services already features a comprehensive range of offerings for lung cancer patients. The expert-led seminars could guide patients and offer direct engagement through mobile applications to answer their queries virtually. The seminars ensure patients fully understand their treatment journey and can enhance their adherence to treatment protocols. Zhongchao also provides a suite of resources through mobile applications, including, among the others, educational contents, disease follow-up visits, lifestyle advice, drug aids information and other support services. To facilitate efficient and one-on-one patient communications, Zhongchao has established robust follow-up channels through various platforms such as telephones, WeChat, and text messages, staffed by dedicated disease management specialists. Unlike the existing patient management services, which focus primarily on medical aspects such as Duration of Therapy, the newly introduced PRO-based management model shifts the focus towards patients’ own experiences and feelings about their health, bringing a fresh perspective into patient care. By actively collecting and analyzing patient feedbacks on physical symptoms, emotional states, self-perceptions and other PRO data, the Company is able to continually refine its management methods, aiming to enhance the living standards and well-being of lung cancer patients.
Weiguang Yang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zhongchao, commented, “We believe that PRO-based symptom management method provides an invaluable way to detect lung cancer patients’ underlying health issues accurately and comprehensively, assist clinical decisions and improve the quality of care for our lung cancer patients. At Zhongchao, we are continually refining our approaches to patient management services, aiming to achieve meaningful and lasting impacts on the lives of cancer patients.”
About Zhongchao Inc.
Zhongchao Inc. is an offshore holding company incorporated in the Cayman Islands. It consolidates the financial results of a variable interest entity, Zhongchao Medical Technology (Shanghai) Limited, and its subsidiaries (the “PRC operating entities”) through a series of contractual arrangements. Zhongchao Inc. is a platform-based internet technology company offering services to patients with oncology and other major diseases. The PRC operating entities provide online healthcare information, professional training and educational services to healthcare professionals under their “MDMOOC” platform (www.mdmooc.org), offer patient management services in the professional field of tumor and rare diseases through Zhongxin, offer internet healthcare services through Zhixun Internet Hospital, and pharmaceutical services through Xinjiang Medical and operate an online information platform, Sunshine Health Forums, to general public. More information about the Company can be found at its investor relations website at http://izcmd.com.
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At the Company: Pei Xu, CFO
Phone: +86 13901629242
Investor Relations: Sherry Zheng
Weitian Group LLC
Phone: +1 718-213-7386
Source: Zhongchao Inc.