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J&J and Stryker announce partnerships with Indo UK Institute of Health

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14-Nov-16 J&J has entered into a collaboration with the Indo UK Institute of Health to deliver medical technology and surgical education in the field of orthopaedics, to the 11 IUIH 'medicities' being established in India. Meanwhile, Stryker announced a 20-year collaboration IUIH as a partner in the orthopaedic areas of hip, knee and trauma. [image: Indo UK Institute of Health / Somer Design]

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Easing the way for the elderly in Thailand

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09-Nov-16 As Thailand becomes Southeast Asia's first ageing society, technology creators develop innovations that will ensure a better life for the elderly. Two communities - Saensuk municipality in Chon Buri and Muang district in Nakhon Si Thammarat - are working with the Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals on IoT tech to help take care of seniors. [image: Dinsow Mini]

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A*STAR researchers are bringing big data genome analytics to Singapore

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08-Nov-16 The cost of sequencing a human genome has plummeted over the past 15 years USD1,000. In Singapore, the Centre for Big Data and Integrative Genomics, part of government agency A*STAR, is supporting the Platinum Genome Project to construct reference genomes for the Chinese, Malay and Indian populations in the country. [image: Pixabay]

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Korean government telemedicine initiative faces opposition in medical circles

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01-Nov-16 The Korean government has spearheaded telemedicine since 2014, an initiative that faced resistance from opposition parties and medical circles, who worry about a lack of effectiveness and safety, and patients potentially flocking to larger institutions, leading to the demise of smaller clinics. Only 150 of 680 eligible senior nursing facilities have applied for the pilot project. [image: KobizMedia / Korea Bizwire]

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The only Singapore private hospital to achieve success at Asian Hospital Management Awards

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31-Oct-16 An ‘Electronic Meal Ordering System (EMOS)’, submitted by Farrer Park Hospital (FPH) in Singapore under the Innovations in Healthcare IT category at the 2016 Asian Hospital Management Awards was acknowledged for its improvement to overall quality, safety and efficiency for patient meal orders. FPH is the first hospital in Singapore to implement such a challenging integrated system. [image: APBN]

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