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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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Singapore hospital invests more in tech upgrade

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12-Jun-16 Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital in Singapore is investing heavily in technology, skilled professionals and services as the state-of-the-art healthcare provider aims to maximise patient satisfaction and widen reach in the region, said its top executive. [image: The Daily Star]

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Is your country ready to go high tech in healthcare?

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08-Jun-16 A new global survey of patients and doctors by Philips shows that emerging economies are poised to adopt new technology, led by UAE and China. Australia comes in 4th and the US 6th. At the bottom of the report is Japan, where strict regulation and a lack of oversight have made the healthcare system less efficient. [image: UIG / Getty Images]

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