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Indonesian hospitals to get NEC mobile nursing technology

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05-Feb-16 NEC will implement its Bedside Nursing IT solution in selected hospitals in Indonesia as part of its ‘Solutions for Society’ initiative, starting with two hospitals and aiming to serve 10 within a few years. Nurses use a device such as a tablet to retrieve real-time data from the Hospital Information System, allowing them to provide more personalised and effective care. [image: Digital New Asia]

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Regulations hamstring smart healthcare in Korea

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01-Feb-16 At the 2012 Yeosu Expo, SK Telecom showcased its vision for remote healthcare. But "zero progress has been made on the smart health platform” said a manager at SK Telecom this year. “There is nothing we... can do about it because the law prohibiting remote diagnosis and treatment of patients remains unchanged." [image: Joongang Ilbo]

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World’s first voice recognition system for diabetes management developed in Korea

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28-Jan-16 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital kept track of 99 diabetes patients aged 60+ for six months and found that those managed with its voice-recognition U-healthcare system showed a glycated hemoglobin level 8.5% lower than that of the control group. According to the hospital, this system can improve blood sugar management efficiency and help prevent diabetic complications. [image: Business Korea]

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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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