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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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Pharmacy Guild announces new telehealth module in Australia

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13-May-16 Pharmacy customers in Australia can now access a GP from their local community pharmacy. ReadyCare is a telemedicine service where customers can talk to a doctor by phone or video 24/7. It is about community pharmacies facilitating access to a quality telemedicine service at times and in areas where a patient’s access to local GP services are limited. [image: AJP Online]

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5 ways IoT will revamp Indian healthcare industry

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11-May-16 18% of global deaths and 20% of loss of disability-adjusted life years occur in India. Amidst these challenges, adoption of technology offers some hope. Telemedicine was a stepping stone and now adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) will help provide universal access to healthcare in rural and semi-urban India, medical facilities for the poor and development of preventive self-care. [image: BW CIOWorld]

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