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Vietnam province uses video to deliver remote healthcare services

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31-Oct-16 Quang Ninh Province in Vietnam is extending healthcare services to rural populations by providing telehealth across 24 hospitals and community healthcare centres. Quang Ninh is mountainous, and access to healthcare means long journeys to a central hospital or medical centre. The Polycom video technology allows consultations for patients hundreds of kilometres away, and improved training for doctors in rural areas. [image: Networks Asia]

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30,000 more healthcare workers needed in Singapore by 2020

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20-Oct-16 Singapore's Health Ministry has launched a manpower plan to attract more Singaporeans to take up careers in the healthcare industry. The Ministry estimates that 30,000 more healthcare workers would be needed by 2020 to meet the demands of an ageing population. More doctors are also being trained, with a 30 percent increase in family medicine trainees expected by 2019. [image: Sherlyn Goh / Channel News Asia]

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The CareVoice and AXA launch App for high-end Chinese customers

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20-Oct-16 The CareVoice and AXA Health announced the first Medical & Health Insurance Experience APP for high-end customers in China. AXA Health Members can make appointments directly from the APP and access health information and special offers. "We bring to China new affluent class a brand new experience of high-end medical insurance, redefining standards,” said Jack Yuan, CEO of AXA Health. [image: The CareVoice]

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J&J and Google’s Verb Surgical looks to define, lift robotic surgery

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20-Oct-16 Verb Surgical, J&J’s joint venture with Verily Life Sciences, plans to produce 'truly robotic' system that will improve surgical outcomes worldwide. "If you go to Shanghai, quality of care is actually quite good, at the Shanghai Hospital... Go 40 kilometers north... not so good,” said J&J medical devices chairman Gary Pruden. “Our goal is to democratize surgery." [image: OrthoFeed]

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GE to develop two healthcare PPPs in Turkey

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20-Oct-16 In line with Turkey’s strategic healthcare transformation program, GE Healthcare, GAMA Holding and Türkerler İnşaat have reached a definitive agreement for the development of two strategic Ministry of Health public-private projects: the İzmir & Kocaeli Integrated Healthcare Campus Projects. [image: GAMA]

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