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Cisco targets India with strategic digital solutions

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08-Sep-16 Global networking heavyweight Cisco is making strategic moves to strengthen its market in India. The company has announced a tie-up with Bengaluru-based Narayana Health, a multi-speciality tertiary level healthcare service provider, to deliver affordable specialty healthcare services remotely using Cisco’s Virtual Expertise Digital Solution. [image: Priyanka Parashar / Mint]

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Telemedicine pilot program kicks off for disabled in Korea

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01-Sep-16 A pilot program connecting doctors with disabled patients through the use of information and telecommunications technology has kicked off in Korea. The program will involve the patients, including those in welfare and other facilities, and two hospitals. The program, however, faces strong opposition from the medical industry. [image: The Korea Herald]

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Taiwan's Health2Sync raises USD3 mn to transform diabetes care

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30-Aug-16 Taiwanese startup Health2Sync has secured a USD3 mn Series A investment. Health2Sync aims to revolutionise diabetes through automated care and analytics. The funding will be used to continue product development and accelerate growth in Japan, China and Southeast Asia. Health2Sync provides insights to help patients learn factors affect their blood sugar and make lifestyle changes. [image: Indiegogo]

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New healthcare big data reforms in China

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30-Aug-16 China’s State Council has declared that healthcare big data is a fundamental, strategic resource. By 2020, it plans to establish and continuously improve the inter-connectivity of Public Health Information Platforms and National Medicine Purchasing Business Platforms, to reduce information barriers thereby boosting sharing and utilisation of healthcare data, and to set up 100 model regional clinical data demonstrators. [image: McKinsey]

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Home monitoring of chronic disease in Australia could save up to AUD3 bn

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30-Aug-16 Australia’s first large-scale trial of telehealth has shown it could save up to AUD3 bn (USD2.3 bn) a year. The research involved trialling telehealth systems with 287 patients over 12 months. It showed savings of 24% to the healthcare system made through falls in the number and cost of GP visits, specialist visits and procedures. [image: CSIRO]

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