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Portal gives Singaporeans access to health records

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19-Oct-15 In an effort to encourage Singaporeans to take greater ownership of their own health and enhance health literacy, Singapore's Ministry of Health and Health Promotion Board have launched an online portal that gives users secured access to personal health records and a repository of health and wellness articles. [image: Ernest Chua / Today]

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Telstra Health to buy EOS Technologies

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08-Oct-15 Telstra Health is set to acquire Silver Chain Group's technology arm EOS Technologies, developer of the ComCare community care management system. EOS Technologies will be integrated into Telstra’s HealthConnex business. "[This] will allow us to provide the best community care and residential aged care eHealth platform in Australia,” said Head of Provider Applications Michael Boyce. [image: HealthConnex]

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Indian drug retailers protest against e-pharmacies

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14-Oct-15 Indian drug retailers shut up shop for the day on Wednesday to protest against the country's growing online pharmacy industry, and threatened to close indefinitely if the government did not shut down e-pharmacies. The nationwide protest was supported by as many as 850,000 chemists, leaving patients waiting in long queues. [image: Reuters]

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Queensland sees increase in outpatient telehealth

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10-Sep-15 Queensland has seen a 42% increase in outpatient telehealth services in the 2015 financial year, while inpatient consultations doubled off a low base. Oncology consultations led outpatient services provided, while geriatric and general medical/surgical consultations saw the most growth for inpatient telehealth. Queensland has over 3,000 systems in over 200 hospitals and clinics. [image: Pulse + IT]

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Philips in India digital healthcare push

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26-Sep-15 Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) CEO M R Srinivas Prasad said India should use its digital power to cater to the healthcare sector. “Philips has embarked to apply mobile, digital and cloud technologies to improve patient outcomes through care co-ordination and patient empowerment,” he said. PIC unveiled mobile obstetrical monitoring, which remotely monitors pregnant women. [image: Deccan Herald]

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