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India's Medyog web start-up bridges doctor-patient gap

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12-Mar-15 Medyog, a web start-up in India, allows users to book, cancel or reschedule doctor appointments and tests. Users can also view test reports on a secure server. “We’re particular about confidentiality, and are trying to find a way to get the diagnostic centres to release [data] directly to the clients,” said CEO Pranat Bhadani. [image: The New Indian Express]

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Telus remote monitoring system installed in Australia

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10-Mar-15 Hills Health Solutions has signed an agreement with Canadian telehealth and home care monitoring vendor Telus Health Solutions to bring its remote patient monitoring system to Australia and New Zealand. The solution allows hospitals to monitor patients with chronic conditions remotely, and to help prevent readmissions and discharge patients earlier. [images: Izabela Habur / gettyimages]

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Chronic disease self-management is the norm in China

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10-Mar-15 The connectivity of chronic disease patients discharged from hospital to their healthcare professional in China is virtually non-existent. Third-party websites are now emerging to fill this gap, but until healthcare reform starts to address patient care outside the hospital by funding disease management programs, patient self-management will remain critical. [image: eyeforpharma]

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Wearable technology transit cards on Beijing metro

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21-Feb-15 Wearable technology has arrived for Beijing commuters in the form of a wrist strap that doubles as a transit card and health monitor. They also provide health-related recommendations. The new contactless cards can be connected to mobile phones wirelessly, and are expected to be rolled out to 400 cities across the country. [image: Malaymail Online]

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China unveils plans for national telemedicine network

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16-Feb-15 In January 2015 China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published an ambitious plan to build a uniform national telemedicine network. The document is a visionary 200-page blueprint for the creation of an interoperable, uniform service network, designed to allow patients and medical institutions to enjoy seamless telemedicine services anywhere in China. [image: Health Care Law Today]

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