Kanchufang.com, an Internet Health platform, has received an undisclosed million-dollar level investment from Lightspeed China Partners. The core service of Kanchufang.com is a user-generated database that stores information and medical case records on an anonymous basis (accessible both through Kanchufang’s official website and WeChat).

Such a database enables users to search among thousands of similar medical case reports for possible cures, particularly in the case of rare diseases where regular medical check-ups fail to diagnose. Kanchufang also positions itself as a mutual support community where users share and communicate with other patients and medical professionals. Although not targeting medical or academic institutions specifically, Kanchufang will also allow users to build up their own medical record systems.

The Kanchufang team is also reportedly developing an app that enables a direct patient-doctor communication process. Martin Shen, the CEO and Co-founder of Kanchufang indicated that they hope to expand the clinic experience to a new level by establishing an efficient communication channel between patients, doctors and Kanchufang. If successful, there is a clear value proposition for the parties involved; the patients receive cost-effective medical advice and doctors are rightly compensated for their contributions.

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