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Telehealth saves lives, saves costs in India

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12-Jul-16 India's National Health Mission has opted for emergency telehealth under the public-private partnership (PPP) model in Himachal Pradesh. Apollo TeleHealth centre is a first-of-its kind in such a remote location anywhere in the world, and has facilitated more than 3,000 tele-consults and provided emergency care to at least 200 people. [image: Hindustan Times]

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61% in India prefer buying drugs online

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07-Jul-16 Around 61% of people prefer to buy medicines online, a survey in India has showed, highlighting a major change in consumer trends, even as the battle between offline and online chemists has intensified. Over 800,000 chemists recently threatened to go on indefinite strike if the government failed to regulate online sales. [image: Tetra Images / Getty Images]

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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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