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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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Chinese embrace online healthcare

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19-Jul-16 Chinese people, now becoming increasingly tech-savvy, are embracing Internet-based medical care, according to a recent survey by Accenture. 70% had opted for online medical services via a mobile app or WeChat. 75% had searched for medication and information on medication online. Up to 60% said they had used “online doctor” consulting services. [image: Long Wei / China Daily]

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Polycom’s telemedicine launched in Vietnam

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13-Jul-16 The Department of Health in Vietnam's province of Quang Ninh has launched a provincial telehealth network to extend critical healthcare services to rural and remote communities and increase remote connection between doctors and patients. Polycom’s video collaboration technology enables consultations and follow-up care for patients hundreds of kilometres away, improved training and collaboration for doctors in remote areas. [image: Baomoi]

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