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Carestream Health mulls cloud platform in China to bolster efficiency

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22-Apr-16 Medical imaging company Carestream Health will build a cloud platform to establish a new clinical ecosystem in China. The company is discussing the project with several large hospitals and IT companies including Alibaba, with whom Carestream has already announced a partnership. The aim is gradually to provide complete medical IT solutions via the platform. [image: Carestream Health]

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Singapore: An emerging hub for medical devices

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20-Apr-16 Singapore’s medical devices industry is aiming to hit SGD5 bn in manufacturing output. The government is targeting up to 1 mn foreign patients a year, which will contribute SGD2.6 bn (USD1.6 bn), or about 1%, to Singapore’s GDP. Already there are 30 global medical technology companies, including the industry’s leading manufacturers, with operations and R&D in Singapore. [image: Asian Briefing].

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Philips may invest in Indian healthcare technology startups

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07-Apr-16 Dutch consumer electronics and healthcare giant Philips is looking to join the ranks of other global Fortune 500 companies in leveraging India's rapidly evolving startup ecosystem and is initiating moves to set up a venture fund that will look to invest in Indian healthcare technology startups. [image: Economic Times]

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Harnessing tech to transform diabetes care in Singapore

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07-Apr-16 In Singapore, the number of people with diabetes is predicted to reach 695,000 cases by 2030. Practitioners of mobile health have consistently considered diabetes to offer the strongest market potential for the technology. Singapore General Hospital has developed an app to help diabetes patients who are new to insulin therapy. The app enables hospital staff to monitor the patient’s progress remotely. [image: Medical Design Technology]

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