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Alum's app aspires to become the 'Amazon of healthcare' in Asia

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20-Sep-16 University of Virginia graduate Dato' Chevy Beh envisions his startup, BookDoc, transforming healthcare in Asia. BookDoc offers an app and online platform to identify and get appointments with healthcare providers. A year after its founding, BookDoc has listings in 17 cities across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. To reach medical tourists, Beh has developed partnerships with AirAsia and Agoda. [image: UVA Today]

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Mainland prioritises development of elder-friendly wearable devices

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19-Sep-16 With China's demographic shifting towards an ever-higher ratio of citizens aged 60-plus, elder-friendly wearables are seen as a key means of monitoring the health and whereabouts of this affluent, yet vulnerable, sector of contemporary society. In the elderly sector, wearables tend to be either tracking devices or fall alarms. [image: HKTDC Research]

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Singapore biopharma industry makes significant strides

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15-Sep-16 Biomedical manufacturing contributed just under SGD30 bn (USD41 bn) to Singapore's GDP in 2014. Of this, pharmaceuticals accounted for nearly SGD17 bn and medical technology about SGD11 bn. This sector employs over 18,000 workers, most of whom are highly skilled and technically qualified. [image: ZUU Online]

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KT signs MOU to improve Kazakhstan’s medical care

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09-Sep-16 KT, Korea’s second-largest telecom company has announced it has formed a consortium with Pusan National University Hospital and Busan Techno Park and signed an MOU with four Kazakhstani to carry out a digital healthcare demonstration project. The project is designed to improve the medical care environment in Kazakhstan with an ICT-intensive mobile healthcare diagnosis solution and Korea’s medical assistance. [image: Business Korea]

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Shanghai’s rich pursue advanced health care

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08-Sep-16 Demand for sophisticated healthcare is high among the rich in Shanghai as their satisfaction with their own health and care for their parents are slightly below the national average. Over half of the rich people in Shanghai would like to try private hospitals and Internet-based health care services as alternatives to public hospitals. [image: Shanghai Daily]

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