Alibaba has been testing a mobile app named Ali-Health (our translation) alijk which is expected to launch this month. (Update: the app has been available on Chinese Android app stores such as Wandoujia’s since December 1st.)

With the app, users will be able to purchase medicines after uploading photos of doctors’ prescriptions, according to screenshots Technode has seen. Users can also type in or speak to enter detailed information about the medication.

The Ali-Health app sends the photo of a prescription to pharmacies nearest to the user who will see the prices offered by those who’d like to take the order. After choosing a pharmacy and making the payment, the user only needs to wait for the delivery person to come to their home.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com