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Thailand leverages virtualisation to deliver better healthcare services

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29-Aug-16 VMware, a cloud solutions company, is working alongside Ministry of Public Health Thailand to enable a digitalised healthcare system for the local population. With more than 10,000 health IT units across Thailand's 76 provinces, the ministry said there was a need to consolidate health IT infrastructure, and enable the prompt exchange of information. [image: MIS Asia]

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Korea's KT unveils healthcare wrist band

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26-Aug-16 Korea's KT is focusing on three large healthcare areas – bioinformatics, disease diagnosis solutions, and customized personal healthcare services based on wearable devices. NeoFit, to launch in Sep-16, is a smart healthcare wrist band which can analyze workout rates by body part, allowing the device to gather massive datasets and offer customized healthcare services. [image: Business Korea]

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$100m system to beat cancer with less harm in Singapore

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19-Aug-16 To treat cancers Singapore is investing close to SGD100 mn on a proton beam therapy system which causes much less damage to healthy tissue than current radiation therapy. With about three in five cancer patients requiring radiation, the National Cancer Centre Singapore has been studying the technology for a decade, but cost and size have been major inhibitors. [image: Tiffany Goh / The Straits Times]

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Narayana, Infosys launch robotic surgery institute in India

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18-Aug-16 Healthcare provider Narayana Health has joined hands with Infosys Foundation to launch Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery in Bengaluru. The da Vinci robotic surgical system in Narayana Health City will be used primarily for prostate, kidney, colorectal, gynecological and select head and neck cancer surgeries. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Personal Health Record rolled out in Thailand

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18-Aug-16 Thailand's Software Industry Promotion Agency linked hands with the National Electronic & Computer Technology Centre three years ago to develop the Personal Health Record system. It is initially being used in support of government hospitals in five provinces around the country. Under the new system, doctors are able to access patient information from a data centre. [image: The Nation]

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