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Telenor launches a digital health service for emerging markets

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07-Jun-16 Telecom giant Telenor has launched Tonic, an mHealth service that provides basic medical information as well as more sophisticated services. Tonic has launched first in Bangladesh. Tonic is aiming to capitalize on the widespread adoption of mobile devices to enable new levels of access to healthcare among the 120 million estimated phone owners. [image: TechCrunch]

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Telstra Health providing China improved patient care

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06-Jun-16 Hospitals in China are to benefit from advanced new data analysis that will improve patient care, following an agreement between Telstra Health and the Shanghai Institute of Medical Quality. This will see the rollout of Telstra Health’s Quality Investigator program, which enables users to measure and analyse mortality, readmission and length of stay to help improve clinical quality and safety. [image: Telstra Health]

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How a midwife from Zimbabwe is improving global healthcare

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01-Jun-16 GE Healthcare, UNFPA and the UN Population Fund will launch an online midwifery platform to connect 700 midwives from 30 countries worldwide. Clara Methie, a midwife from Zimbbwe, is part of this initiative – a place where midwives get exposure to information on the latest healthcare solutions and prepare them to advocate on behalf of midwives and their patients.[image: GE Healthcare]

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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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