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Korean government to build bio big data system

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18-Apr-17 The Korean government, with the assistance of bio health industry companies, will build a “distributed bio big data system” using healthcare information accumulated at medical institutions. The system seeks to develop new personalized medicines based on patient level data as well as help develop medical devices that leverage artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies. [image: Business Korea]

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Incentives for medical devices using robotics, AI, 3D Printing in Korea

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18-Apr-17 In Korea, an evaluation and compensation system will be applied to medical devices using innovative technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. “We will continue to improve systems and give supports so that the healthcare industry will develop into a future growth engine" said Kim Gang-rip, director of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. [image: Business Korea]

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More Singaporean hospitals to allow patients to see doctors via video

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13-Apr-17 More than a decade after Singaporean hospitals started experimenting with the technology, a national platform for telemedicine has been launched, paving the way for restructured hospitals and other healthcare institutions as well as possibly general practitioners in the future, to offer consultations remotely. Under the initiative, patients can consult doctors on selected conditions from anywhere with an Internet connection. [image: Robin Choo]

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India-based health platform Lybrate raises USD3 mn

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12-Apr-17 Indian health tech startup Lybrate has raised USD3 mn in new funding to achieve its goal of connecting patients with doctors in India and helping to raise awareness of basic medical practices. The startup’s biggest rival is Practo, which offers doctor-finding and health information, and has also raised several million US dollars in past month.

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