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China's FDA will allow online drug sales soon

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09-Jan-15 The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) plans to allow online sales of prescription drugs soon. If approved, the policy could seed a market worth more than USD160 billion as sales shift from hospitals to online platforms such as Alibaba and JD.com. [image: Reuters/Stringer]

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12 notable Medtech & Healthcare growth markets stories from 2014, month-by-month

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31-Dec-14 There's been a lot going on in emerging markets in 2014. Here's a look back at 12 notable Medtech and Healthcare growth markets stories that you may have missed, month-by-month, including "Indonesia’s new national health insurance scheme", "Korea to nurture medical device industry", "Turkey’s pharma market is ripe for profit", "China healthcare draws investors" and more.

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Human and machine intelligence combine to address healthcare issues in India

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13-Jan-15 Hitachi has launched a solution in India which will help extract precisely designated information from electronic medical records (EMR). The company says it is combining human and machine intelligence to help solve some of the problems identified by India’s medical practitioners, cost-effectively. [image: Getty Images / Bloomberg Businessweek]


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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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