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Distrusting China’s medical system, patients turn to US doctors online

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11-Jan-18 A Shanghai start-up called MediStar Health pairs cancer patients with foreign doctors via teleconference. The company, an eight-person operation founded in 2014, charges about USD3,000 to translate hospital records and set up one-hour online consultations for frustrated patients. [image: Fred Dufour_AFP_Getty Images]

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Queensland Australia claims online GP portal success story

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12-Dec-17 Queensland Health’s online patient information portal provides general practitioners with access to patients’ hospital records and is being billed as a success by the state government, with 1,550 GPs signed up and 35,800 interactions in the Health Provider Portal. [image: Healthcare IT]

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India's KiviHealth raises new funding

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23-Nov-17 India's KiviHealth, an online doctor-patient collaboration tool, has raised USD400,000 in its pre-series A round led by Claris Capital. KiviHealth has more than 2,000 paying subscribers (doctors) and over 1 million patient registrations on the platform. [image: KiviHealth]

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Korea's MediBloc eyes blockchain for medical recordkeeping

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20-Nov-17 Seeking to overturn the traditional hospital-led medical record-keeping system, Seoul-based startup MediBloc has set out to create a new patient-centered health database platform using blockchain technology, where the patient, rather than hospitals, owns his or her own medical records. [image: Park Hyun-koo / The Korea Herald]

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