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Southeast Asia plays catch-up in dealing with graying populations

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04-May-17 As populations age and workforces decline, Southeast Asia is counting on high-tech remedies to turn back the clock. Large hospital operators are working with IBM to leverage AI and IoT to enhance patient outcomes, for example. [image: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific]

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Singapore's artificial intelligence to get SGD150 mn boost

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03-May-17 Singapore's National Research Foundation will be investing SGD150 mn (USD106 mn) into a programme aimed at boosting AI capabilities over the next five years, focusing on start-ups and development in finance, city management and healthcare. [image: Access AI]

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Indian e-pharmacy Myra gets funds to expand in new markets

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26-Apr-17 Despite India's online pharmacy market regulatory hurdles and startups like Zigy shutting down, some investors are backing select ventures as they look to disrupt the pharma retailing industry. Bengaluru-based Myra has roped in Matrix Partners and Times Internet as investors, putting in around USD7-8 mn. Myra is planning to enter Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderbad and Pune. [image: Myra]

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IPN begins rollout to 180 practices in Australia

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21-Apr-17 Australia's IPN Medical Centres announced it will roll out Precedence Health Care's MediTracker app to its 180 practices, allowing two million patients to have access to a summary of their data held on their regular GP's medical record. CEO Gerard Foley said the app was the first to strike the right balance between privacy and providing the right information. [image: MediTracker]

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