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India’s medical electronics market to hit USD12 billion by 2017

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23-Jan-15 India’s medical electronics market will almost double to USD11.7 billion by 2017, growing at an annual rate of 16%, an SVP of Chennai’s Medall Diagnostics said recently. Increased awareness of healthcare delivery systems, lifestyle diseases, exploding population and increased middle-class income are the main drivers. “The future of electronics is in the field of healthcare”, he added. [image: Business Standard]

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USD1.6 million funding for India’s tech startups

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02-Feb-15 A group of Indian healthcare operators, including Manipal Hospitals, Narayana Health and Pfizer, have got together with an investor to provide up to USD1.6 million in grants and investments to early-stage startups that seek to enhance access to affordable technology-driven healthcare products and services for the low-income population in India. [image: The Times of India]

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China’s mobile health sector expected to hit USD2 billion by 2017

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30-Jan-15 China's mobile healthcare market is expected to see fast growth and hit 12.5 billion yuan (USD2 billion) by 2017, according to the China Medical Pharmaceutical Material Association. There are already more than 2,000 mobile healthcare applications in China and 527 million mobile Internet users. [image: mHealthWatch]

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Philips introduces Connected Health solutions at Arab Health

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26-Jan-15 Philips showcased its Connected Health solutions at the recent Arab Health 2015 event, bringing its clinical expertise, technology and services, data, new business models and its consumer understanding into the mix. “We have an amazing opportunity… to improve the lives of people in the Middle East,” said Roy Jakobs, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Middle East & Turkey. [image: Philips]

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Dubai adopts smart total solutions

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25-Jan-15 From working on electronic medical records, hospital information systems to developing essential healthcare apps in-house, the Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA) has been moving in the direction of ‘smart total solutions’. DHA expects these to revolutionise admin, patient management and patient education. “We are very focussed on educating [patients] through the use of smart technology, smart apps, augmented reality brochures, campaigns etc.”, said the DHA’s Director-General. [image: Arabian Gazette]

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