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India’s vanishing clinicians - is technology a panacea?

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12-Jan-15 Demand for healthcare workers in India is set to explode as the number of seniors grows to 240 million by 2050, but the country’s ability to produce healthcare professionals seriously lags demand. The talent gap could be narrowed by: 1. task shifting, 2. creating more attractive career paths, and 3. more use of technology in healthcare delivery. [image: Express Healthcare]

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Could mHealth strategies help control Ebola?

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02-Dec-14 Thanks to good mobile phone penetration in Guinea (63%), Liberia (60%) and Sierra Leone (44%), mHealth strategies could be an effective solution to mapping Ebola and providing education. IBM launched a disease-mapping system in Oct-14, allowing people to send free text messages about Ebola to the authorities, which feed into heat-maps linking emerging issues to location information. [image: IBM Research].

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Healthcare becomes a growth engine for SK Telecom

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08-Jan-15 SK Telecom, Korea’s biggest mobile carrier, says it will invest more in healthcare business projects in 2015. “Our plan to boost health businesses generating 1 trillion won revenue by 2020 is still effective,” said an SK Telecom official. As faster networks power services related to the Internet of Things, healthcare has become a new growth engine. [image: SK Telecom]

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Internet of Things poised to transform healthcare in Malaysia

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07-Jan-15 Flexible wearable embedded systems and connected devices are poised to advance Malaysia’s healthcare industry. The government has established a ‘Connected Healthcare Cluster’, to drive technology advancements in the application of Internet of Things for the healthcare arena. [image: Connected World]

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Health monitoring technology seen as most important future innovation

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08-Dec-14 87% of people in major markets around the globe believe that using technology to monitor health on-the-go will be the most important future medical innovation, according to research sponsored by GE Healthcare. People in Brazil also want shorter waiting times; those in India want better quality healthcare. [image: GE Healthcare]

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