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Carestream inks deal with Alibaba in China

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25-Feb-16 Carestream Health has struck a deal with Alibaba Health Information Technologies to create an Internet-based medical-image sharing service in China. The system is to wed Carestream’s image sharing technology and Alibaba Health’s online platform. “This new service... facilitates patients’ accessibility to medical consultation by eliminating the need to travel to health care facilities" Alibaba Health vice president Ni Jianwen said. [image: Business Wire]

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Korea working with UAE, Saudi for medical services

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25-Feb-16 In Saudi Arabia, the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, SK Telecom and ezCaretech have been engaged in a hospital information system project worth approximately KRW70 bn since 2014 in a contract with six hospitals under the Saudi Arabian Ministry of National Guard. The transfer of the Samsung Medical Center’s genome-based precision medicine Avatar System is around the corner, too. [image: Business Korea]

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Digitalisation and Smart Financing key to sustainable growth in healthcare

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24-Feb-16 Siemens has released a new report based on research with healthcare providers across 13 countries including India, China, Poland, Russia and Turkey, which revealed four common pressures: demographic change; shifting patient expectations; requirement to reform; and the rising tide of healthcare technology. Digitalisation and smart financing have been recognised as the ultimate remedy for the increasing pressures on healthcare. [image: SFS]

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Health care at your fingertips in China

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22-Feb-16 For many Chinese mHealth means not only being more aware of their health, but avoiding time-consuming waits in long hospital queues. These changes also hold the promise of changing the healthcare system to one that favors long-term community-based care, says a report by the China Center for mHealth Innovation. However, mhealth in China needs to achieve much more before the status quo is upended. Many apps are simply copycats out to make a quick buck and a consistent set of legal frameworks is yet to be developed. [image: China Daily]

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Vietnam's health sector to invest big in IT

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22-Feb-16 The healthcare sector is expected to invest VND1.8 tn (USD81 mn) in IT in 2016-20, according to a plan approved by the Ministry of Health. There will be 33 IT projects in the next five years, including building a database on human resources, constructing infrastructure for the ministry’s data center, and developing an integrated information system for the ministry’s leadership. [image: Le Toan / Vietnam Investment Review]

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