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Telstra wins contract for Australian cancer screening register

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26-May-16 Telstra has been awarded a lucrative Australian Federal Government contract to build and operate a National Cancer Screening Register, but health and privacy experts are concerned about the security of the data. Managing director of Telstra Health Shane Solomon said that the organisation would be using four recently acquired health businesses to build and administer the register. [image: Joel Carrett]

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China healthcare needs spotlighted in Houston

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20-May-16 China's demand for medical services is being met by some American healthcare companies opening operations overseas. "We see dramatically more Chinese coming to the US for medical treatment... A lot of Chinese companies are seeking to acquire US innovative companies or technologies to meet medical demand in China," said the executive director of the US China Innovation Alliance. [image: Medical Tourism]

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Philips APAC centre opening in Singapore

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19-May-16 Philips, a significant early investor in Singapore, has opened an APAC centre to support its transformation to a healthcare technology provider. “Philips' transformation into a health and wellness company, with a growing emphasis on innovation and value creation is very much aligned with our imperatives for the future of Singapore’s economy,” said Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade & Industry. [image: Philips]

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China's digital healthcare dreams

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18-May-16 China's big three Internet giants, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, and several tech startups, are getting involved in healthcare. Digital healthcare is becoming big in China. In 2014 approximately USD700 mn in venture funding poured into digital healthcare in China, with investors supporting everything from e-commerce, online physician-patient communication services, to disease management apps. [image: CKGSB Knowledge]

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Gold Coast specialists establish online hospital

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16-May-16 A group of specialist medicos is seeking to counter self-diagnosis and make tertiary medical services more available by providing consultations online. They have established Docto, Australia’s first telemedicine hospital, and have plans to take the business global. The venture has recruited some 50 specialists to its cause and has an agreement with specialist underwriting agency AHI. [image: Gold Coast Bulletin]

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