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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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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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