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Japan's medical spending to top JPY40 tn

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03-Sep-15 Japan's medical expenses in the year to March 2015 are certain to have hit a new high above JPY40 tn (USD332 bn) because of the nation's graying population, health ministry data showed. The continuous growth also reflects advances in more expensive medical technology, while greater use of generic medicines has slowed the increase compared with previous years. [image: Getty Images].

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Practo looking at Indonesian healthcare market

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03-Sep-15 Indian eHealth app firm Practo has announced its entry into the Indonesian markets. In Indonesia, Practo will be providing consumers the option of searching for doctors through a database of over 4,200 doctors, and will cover over 60 per cent of the clinics in Jakarta. [image: YourStory]

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Queensland labour government trials digital hospital

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03-Sep-15 Australia's Health Minister has unveiled a plan to allow patients to be monitored electronically and have their file notes digitally stored in state hospitals. Mr Dick envisages a network of digital hospitals, sharing information with each other, across the state. [image: Aged Care Insite]

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How new technologies are shaking up health care

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02-Sep-15 In Australia, IT’s ability to collapse time and space will increasingly alter how healthcare is accessed and delivered, enabling the right care every time. The implications for health service planning and education are profound. Key considerations include enabling equity of access to the benefits of IT and ensuring this enhances the human connection we need when we feel ill. [image: The Conversation]

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Reaching rural med tech markets in India

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Aug-15 Most medical device suppliers are primarily focussed on the metro and tier I markets in India. Suppliers are finding that markets in semi-urban and rural areas behave quite differently. The hospitals in tier II and III cities are smaller and operate at lower price points than those in large cities. Their remote locations also throw up logistical challenges. [image: India Today]

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