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Centre plans to woo medical tourists to India

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14-Jan-16 India plans to roll out the red carpet for medical tourists with a series of initiatives being planned. These include online approval for medical visa, accreditation of hospitals and wellness institutions and establishing fixed charges for services. The tourism ministry plans to grade institutions, offer information on costs via a web portal, and accredited facilities to ensure quality. [image: IndiaLine]

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Singapore government to invest in digital health startups

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13-Jan-16 Electronics giant Philips and the Singapore Economic Development Board have agreed jointly to invest in digital health companies, especially in the area of population health management. The companies will be selected based on their ability to drive innovations in areas like telehealth and healthcare informatics. [image: AFP / Koen van Weel]

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Samsung and Haryana sign Smart Healthcare agreement

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12-Jan-16 Samsung India and the Department of Health have signed an agreement to introduce the Samsung Smart Healthcare programme to Haryana. The initiative has been designed to provide government hospitals with state-of-the-art medical equipment with the aim of making affordable healthcare accessible to the large number of patients from Gurgaon and neighbouring localities, especially from the economically weaker sections. [image: Samsung]

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Latest tech ventures to benefit aged care in Australia

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11-Jan-16 Australian VC firm OneVentures has committed AUD3 mn to facilitate the expansion of dementia technology company Find-Me Technologies. Aged care assessment software developed by University of Queensland has been licenced to healthcare company Raisoft. And retirement village operator Living Choice has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare to provide residents more choice at a reduced cost. [image: Tunstall Healthcare]

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IBM Watson deals push it deeper into health

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07-Jan-16 IBM and Medtronic are using IBM Watson's analytics as the back-end for an app which they say could help the roughly 400 mn people in the world with diabetes. The app collects data from Medtronic's insulin pumps and glucose monitors, and analyzes it to predict when a diabetic's blood sugar will fall to dangerously low levels. [image: The Washington Post / Getty Images]

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