Aliyun, An Alibaba Unit, Is Building China’s First “Cloud Hospital”


TechCrunch

Alibaba’s power doesn’t just stem from being the largest player in the world’s fastest-growing e-commerce market. The company also sits on hoards of data, gathered from its shopping sites, as well as its financial and cloud computing businesses. Now Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary, has entered a deal to build what it calls the first “cloud hospital” in China.

Aliyun announced today that it has partnered with Xi’an International Medical Investment and DHC Software to create a hospital administration platform that they claim will improve the quality of medical care by making it easier for organizations to manage individual patient cases and analyze aggregated health data.

Xi’an International Medical Investment, which manages department stores and real estate as well as medical facilities, will be in charge of bringing the “cloud hospital” platform to market, while DHC Software will focus on its development. Aliyun, meanwhile, will contribute data analysis, cloud computing…

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