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BookDoc links with Tripadvisor in Southeast Asia

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29-Mar-17 BookDoc, the mobile app company that connects patients to healthcare professionals, has partnered with the travel site Tripadvisor, allowing its users to search for top-rated restaurants and attractions near their healthcare appointments in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand when using either the BookDoc mobile app or the website. [image: IMTJ].

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Korean developer Mobile Doctor aims to record 1.5 mn downloads

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27-Mar-17 Mobile Doctor, the korean developer of a pediatric fever management app plans to achieve a total of 1.5 mn downloads at home and abroad this year, with 500,000 of those downloads being in Korea and 1 mn abroad. The company’s data contain information on 670,000 antipyretic drugs, 220 mn pieces of body temperature information, and 90,000 fever symptoms. [image: Mobile Doctor]

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Olympus Korea offers integration of surgical systems at hospitals

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21-Mar-17 Olympus has launched a surgical system integration solution Endoalpha, designed to improve work efficiency of endoscopy units and operating rooms inside hospitals in South Korea. Endoalpha allows doctors and medical staff to control the main endoscopic device and supporting medical equipment such as the surgical lights and bed, on a single touch panel. [image: Olympus Korea]

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New smartphone app is able to detect Zika virus in 30 minutes

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21-Mar-17 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in the US have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated, diagnostic device for the detection of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The new device eliminates the need for laboratory testing and reduces wait times from several days, to around 30 minutes and would cost in the region of USD100. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Insurers focusing on healthcare in Korea

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21-Mar-17 Korea's NongHyup Life Insurance has signed an MOU with KT to develop new insurance products and healthcare services using big data and IoT. The companies will launch a product for elderly people in 2018. The product is characterized by smart bands checking their pulse and movements and providing notifications for families, insurers and public health centers. [image: Business Korea]

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