Ali Health Pens Tie-Up for Online Health Testing Platform

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s healthcare subsidiary will tie-up with Zhejiang DiAn Diagnostics Co Ltd to help develop an online hospital platform, the diagnostics firm said in a filing late on Monday.

The firm said it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd to explore an online health testing platform – part of Ali Health’s drive to take healthcare services online.

Ali Health is looking to leverage technology to overhaul China’s fragmented healthcare market, which suffers from an under-supply of doctors, snarling queues and a wide gap between urban and rural healthcare.

“The two sides will use mobile internet technologies, and leverage the natural strengths of our respective models and technologies to break through the limitations in the e-commerce healthcare sphere,” Zhejiang DiAn said in the statement.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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