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Southeast Asia’s health app explosion

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30-Sep-14 As more people gain access to connected devices, entrepreneurs and organisations across Southeast Asia see potential to speed improvements in healthcare with new web and mobile applications such as Ring.MD in Singapore, Dokita in Indonesia and mClinica in the Philippines. [image: Techonomy]

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Smart hospitals continue to evolve in Korea

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28-Sep-14 Unlike in some countries where hospitals are encouraged to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) systems by the government, hospitals in Korea are not required to go digital, but the number of facilities with EMR has still increased dramatically over the past decade. [image: Seoul National University Bundang Hospital]

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Vietnam invests in health insurance and technologies

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23-Sep-14 Vietnam has made progress towards universal social health insurance, currently providing coverage to more than half and heading towards 75% by 2015 and 80% by 2020. The country is also funding healthcare system investment and installing the latest technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

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Chinese patients to gain access to the best of US healthcare

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23-Sep-14 A new partnership between HelloMD in the US and Crosswave Management in China will provide people in China with access to the top 1% of US doctors. Patients can use smartphones and tablets for video consultations, or simply speak to a doctor by phone. But will they understand each other? [image: HelloMD]

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Telemedicine system to connect 10 new hospitals in Sichuan, China

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18-Sep-14 The provincial government of Sichuan is constructing 10 new hospitals with an integrated telemedicine system that aims to promote resource sharing between hospitals. This is part of an initiative from the central government announced in August, requiring local government to include telemedicine services in their planning and to provide capital support.

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