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Tunstall and other UK firms eye elderly care in China

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18-Nov-15 UK healthcare providers and elderly care companies are seeking business opportunities in China to tap the rising demand for elderly care. Tunstall Healthcare, a UK health technology firm, is opening a showroom in Shanghai to showcase its health monitoring capabilities. The UK's IHG is building a hospital in South China for China Railway Engineering Corp, while Annie Barr, Glasgow Caledonian University and Kings College London are training Chinese health professionals in five cities as China aims to train 150,000 doctors and 2 million nurses by 2020. [image: Venture Capital Post]

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OECD says Australia healthcare lags in data and technology

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17-Nov-15 A recent OECD report reveals the Australian healthcare system lags behind others including the US and UK. Although Australians have the fourth-lowest smoking rate of 13% and a heart disease rate below average, the sharing of responsibilities between state and federal governments has led to a broken system. The use of technology is “slow and disappointing” said the OECD. [image: Healthcare Global]

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New course trains Russian doctors in telemedicine

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16-Nov-15 In May 2015, the People's Friendship University of Russia (PFUR or RUDN), which has students from 152 countries, established a school of medical information and telemedicine. There are few doctors in Russia who know how to run telemedicine centers, and RUDN is aiming to equip its students with this knowledge. [image: Russian Beyond The Headlines / Press Photo]

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AIA, Konica Minolta launch digital health accelerator in Singapore

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16-Nov-15 AIA Group and Konica Minolta have launched a 'Digital Health Accelerator' in Singapore. The programme supports entrepreneurs and businesses to deliver innovative solutions through integrating data with healthcare delivery. 'Digital Health' is a promising growth segment, as innovative solutions empower people to manage their health using sensors, data and imaging that are now within the consumer ecosystem. [image: Konica Minolta]

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Chinese online healthcare market worth USD2.7 bn

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11-Nov-15 China's online healthcare market is estimated to be worth RMB17 bn (USD2.7 bn) in 2015. Companies such as Spring Rain and Kingdee are wading into the online market to make health care more accessible. Kingdee launched its "M-health" service in 2014 and had forged partnerships with 160 hospitals by Aug-15. [image: China Daily]

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