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Why Chinese healthcare apps are struggling

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27-Jul-16 As of yet, there have been no big business successes in Chinese mobile health. Most apps have failed to generate significant numbers of users, let alone produce much revenue. As investor sentiment cools, many startups are cash poor heading into a painful shake out. China's healthcare system remains overwhelmingly financed by government insurance. [image: AP]

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Thai city pilots smart healthcare for elderly

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27-Jul-16 Saensuk city in Thailand is trialling a smart healthcare project to monitor the health of its elderly and allow nurses to respond more quickly to emergencies. The pilot program will monitor elderly patients through smart devices and sensors installed in residences and nursing homes. These data will help the government better plan healthcare resources. [image: GovInsider]

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China's first medical 3D printing factory to open

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22-Jul-16 Hkable Biological 3D and the China’s Fengdu County government have signed an agreement which will see them build China’s first 3D printing factory for medical products. The factory will be located in the municipality of Chongqing, Southwest China. [image: 3ders.org]

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Singapore 'could lead world to future model of healthcare'

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22-Jul-16 Singapore could lead the world to the healthcare model of the future, said a healthcare attitude survey in Singapore, Japan and Australia. It found that people in Singapore were more open to using technology to improve their healthcare experience. They were also more inclined to take charge of their own medical needs. [image: Healthcare Technology Magazine]

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Bridging the eHealth gap in Australia

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21-Jul-16 The rise of health-related technology seems like a win-win situation for patients and providers but there are barriers to the adoption of telehealth and mHealth that will take some time to overcome. In Australia the most visible “challenge” was the introduction of the PCEHR (now My Health Record) in 2012. Despite costing over AUD1 bn, sign up rates were low. [image: Pulse IT]

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