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Four trends in healthcare in Southeast Asia for 2016

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21-Jan-16 Smart Health, more holistic lifestyles including wellness management, growing trust in digital health, and cross-vertical collaborations on the rise (eg. between healthcare providers and car-hailing service companies), are four trends predicted for Southeast Asia's healthcare landscape in 2016. Smart Health involves technologies that help to close the gap between care-givers/doctors and patients. [image: Yahoo News]

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How technology is boosting healthcare in India

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20-Jan-16 Just a few years back, India’s healthcare sector was under-penetrated in terms of technology adoption and was lagging behind other industry verticals. However, the scenario is changing gradually. Healthcare providers in India are expected to have spent USD1.2 bn on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 7% over 2014. [image: Dataquest]

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Scope for Singapore firms in China's healthcare

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16-Jan-16 China's policy reforms, ageing population and more affluent and sophisticated consumers have created increased opportunities for Singapore firms, not just the healthcare sector, but the entire eco-system. More have entered other areas, such as healthcare infrastructure, healthcare systems and healthcare solutions like diagnostics devices and data analytics. [image: The Straits Times]

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Telemedicine services to be expanded in Korea

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15-Jan-16 The Korean government plans to expand the geographical scope, size and targets of its third telemedicine system test run. Currently, the Ministry of National Defense is practicing telemedicine at 40 different locations after starting the service with two units in December 2014. [image: Yonhap News]

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Philips and Indonesian Sijunjung Regency to combat maternal mortality

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14-Jan-16 Philips has announced an agreement with the Sijunjung Regency in West Sumatra, Indonesia, for full-scale commercial implementation - Philips’ first globally - of its Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring (MOM) service. The smartphone service identifies mothers-to-be at high risk and enables midwives in remote locations to share data and ultrasound images with obstetricians in the country’s larger hospitals, for improved decision-making. [image: Philips]

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