Updated on 24 April 2015
The "cloud hospital" is the latest step Alibaba has taken to apply its resources to healthcare
Singapore: Aliyun, Alibaba's cloud computing subsidiary, has inked a deal with Xi'an International Medical Investment and DHC Software to build China's first cloud hospital. Aliyun said that the new technology used in hospital administration will help in improving the quality of medical care in the country.
As per reports, Xi'an International Medical Investment, which manages department stores and real estate as well as medical facilities, will be in charge for bringing the "cloud hospital" platform to market, while DHC Software will focus on its development. Aliyun, will contribute data analysis, cloud computing services, online-to-offline healthcare, and online payment support.
Mr Jin Shi, chairman, Xi'an International Medical Investment, said, "The new hospital will enable patients and caregivers to share information more quickly and reduce the amount of time patients spend in waiting rooms by allowing them to register for appointments or make payments online."
The "cloud hospital" Aliyun is building with its two partners is the latest step Alibaba has taken to apply its resources to healthcare. Recently, Alibaba Group had announced that it will transfer its online pharmacy business to Alibaba Health Information Technology, a separate company that is listed in Hong Kong.