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Indonesia’s Lippo group ventures into online healthcare

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27-Nov-15 Beritasatu Media, part of Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group, is developing a mobile app called 1Health that will allow users to consult with doctors remotely. “1Health is a portal to educate people on health issues but… we want to offer services where people can consult doctors with an appointment or through video conference,” said Irwan Hartanto, COO of 1Health. [image: Beritasatu Media Holdings]

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IT boosting hospital treatment in Vietnam

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25-Nov-15 Vietnam's Ministry of Health has urged all hospitals to boost their application of IT to improve medical examinations, treatment and management. MoH IT Dept Deputy Director Pham Xuan Viet said that information technology had become one of the standards in which to evaluate hospitals. [image: Viet Nam News]

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University of Technology Sydney set to shine in digital health

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24-Nov-15 The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is offering a new Bachelor of Health Science degree, including Australia's first major in digital health and analytics. The degree combines an understanding of the humanistic side of healthcare with science through the use of data and technology, and will be tailored to real life with a professional placement in the third year. [image: Pulse + IT]

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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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