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Intuitive Surgical teams with Chinese company on lung cancer

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03-Oct-16 Intuitive Surgical is expanding into robotic-assisted catheter-based medical devices through a JV with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical. These devices will use IP from Intuitive Surgical and will focus on diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. R&D and manufacturing will take place in Shanghai. Intuitive Surgical will oversee distribution outside China while the JV will be in charge within China. [image: Asian Scientist Magazine]

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Technology helps Singapore hospital staff do more for patients

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01-Oct-16 By using technology to let staff check out medical equipment like supermarket produce, Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore saves 4,640 manpower hours a year. It is rolling out an inventory management system in general wards. With Singapore's greying population, such innovations help mitigate the shortage of healthcare professionals, said Minister of State for Manpower Teo Ser Luck. [image: Healthcare Purchasing News]

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Philips to launch Australia's first remote intensive care monitoring program

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23-Sep-16 Philips, Macquarie University's MQ Health, and Emory Healthcare of the US have announced Australia's first remote intensive care unit (eICU) monitoring program, aimed to help high risk patients in need of 'round-the-clock' observation. "We aim to transform the delivery of care to address growing clinician shortages while improving patient outcomes," said Kevin Barrow, Managing Director of Philips Australia. [image: HIT Consultant]

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AIA Korea, SK C&C to develop digital health and wellness platform

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28-Sep-16 AIA Korea and SK Holdings have announced an MOU to develop Korea’s leading customer centric integrated digital health and wellness ecosystem. The companies aim to help motivate customers change and adopt a healthier lifestyle to reduce major chronic illnesses stemming from smoking, drinking, poor diet and lack of physical exercise. [image: Business Korea]

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Korea's SK to develop AI-based disease diagnosis

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21-Sep-16 SK has signed an MOU with Korea University on the development of the 'Aibril' Infectious Disease AI Diagnosis Service, based on Watson. This will be a world first, as up to now AI-based medical services have been mainly limited to diagnosing cancers. No-one has yet provided AI medical services for infectious diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Cholera. [image: Business Korea]

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