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“Fast and furious growth” – private healthcare operators

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29-Jun-16 In developing markets private healthcare players expect to grow revenue by 14% annually, whereas in developed markets operators expect growth of 11%. Emerging markets are particularly affected by the challenge of retaining staff. The picture is of huge untapped and unmet demand. New apps which connect patients to their records will also have a big impact. [image: Healthcare Business International]

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‘Largest ever’ clinical systems replacement in Australia

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25-May-16 Australia's Northern Territories government has committed AUD186 mn to the replacement of four critical clinical systems with a single, integrated patient information database that will be accessible in real-time from any of the territory’s hospitals or medical centres. The renewal program will take five years to complete and represents a comprehensive overhaul of the health system’s operational IT. [image: itnews]

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Wearable devices becoming more popular in Korea

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13-Jun-16 The number of wearable device users in Korea skyrocketed from 50,237 to 510,066 between 2014 and Apr-16. The number is based on SIM cards provided by mobile carriers. Nevertheless, industry insiders point out that the lack of software developers and complicated product certification are still hampering growth of the market. [image: Business Korea]

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Healthcare link urged in China

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23-Jun-16 Internet firms, medical hardware makers and medical service providers should collaborate to provide an integrated service for patients and stakeholders in healthcare. Li Tiantian, founder of Hangzhou-based healthcare service group Dingxiangyuan, said mobile healthcare should be better promoted in community healthcare service centers to connect other players in the industry. [image: SCMP]

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Hospitals fail to gain effective IT access in Vietnam

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21-Jun-16 Most hospitals in Vietnam have failed to access information technology effectively as they don’t have appropriate software to satisfy their demands. Information technology is mainly applied at provincial and central level hospitals, resulting in independent databases, inopportune software upgrades and mistakes in handling health insurance payments. [image: Vietnam +]

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