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Hong Kong medical care warms up to virtual reality

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22-Feb-17 Virtual Reality (VR) is gaining traction in Hong Kong medical care as universities and hospitals increasingly adopt it for patient rehabilitation and medical professionals training. As VR gets cheaper, more physicians, scientists and other medical practitioners use VR in diverse medical disciplines including rehabilitation, robotic and minimally invasive surgery simulation, and immersion therapy such as for depression and phobia. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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Is technology threatening Singapore’s healthcare system?

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14-Feb-17 Singapore has a reputation for first-class healthcare, and is a major location for medical tourism. With 610,000 people over 65 by 2020, the government has embraced technology to improve productivity. It sounds like a brave new world, but there are warning signs that must not be ignored. The main concern is the ease with which IoT devices can be hacked. [image: Empire Media]

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Teleradiology Solutions and GE Healthcare join hands to improve radiology interpretation in India

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14-Feb-17 Teleradiology Solutions and Wipro GE Healthcare announced a partnership – RadSpa - to make Remote Radiology Reporting Services available to healthcare providers across India, especially in Tier 2 and beyond markets. The partnership will provide 365/24/7 services to public and private healthcare customers of GE, backed by a team of over 50 radiologists across India. [image: GE Healthcare]

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China's medical robots take on foreign rivals

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13-Feb-17 Developed by Beijing Tinavi with the help of Jishuitan Hospital, Phecda is a surgery robot with a 3-D high-definition visual system that can "see" the internal orthopedic structure. It is part of the effort by Chinese companies to outcompete foreign rivals as the use of medical robots is set to take off, thanks in part to an aging population. [image: Tinavi / China Daily]

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Ayala gets 'disruptive' with latest health investment

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09-Feb-17 The Philippines' Ayala Corp has bought into a medical startup, adding some disruptive technology to its fledgling healthcare operations. The investment vehicle AC Health took a minority stake in Wellbridge Health, which owns the online pharmacy MedGrocer. "The investment of AC Health into MedGrocer fits well with both our pharmacy and health tech aspirations," said Paolo Borromeo, CEO. [image: Nikkei Asian Reveiw]

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