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GE Healthcare announces USD300m to support Emerging Market health

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23-Sep-15 GE Healthcare has announced a new business unit, Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, that will develop high-value, low-cost technologies and healthcare delivery solutions, investing USD300 mn as part of a multi-phase effort to develop a more robust affordable healthcare portfolio for its customers. The unit will combine GE Healthcare’s operations in India, South Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia. [image: GE Healthcare]

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How smartphones fill the healthcare gap in Myanmar

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22-Sep-15 Koe Koe Tech, a healthcare systems provider in Myanmar, created the country's first mHealth app. In a nation of 4 doctors per 10,000 citizens, mobile can overcome state capacity issues by providing healthcare information, advice and feedback in rural and urban areas. “Healthcare is broken in Myanmar and we are going to fix it." explains co-founder Michael Lwin. [image: Michael Lwin]

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India's SmartRx gears up to launch novel tele-health app

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22-Sep-15 Indian IT healthcare company SmartRx is launching an innovative mHealth app, expected to be among the best available. It will support online chat, video and audio consultation, notes and records, prescription and payment. “We have estimated that 20-30% of consultations will move to mobile and tele-health app platforms in the next 3-4 years" said Anil Kumar, CEO of Smart Rx. [image: SmartRX]

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Elsevier study reveals challenges in finding trusted clinical content online

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04-Sep-15 Nine out of 10 physicians in Asia-Pacific use online search to aid clinical decision-making, yet searching for trusted and updated content is a key priority, reveals a new survey of healthcare professionals conducted for Elsevier by Global Growth Markets. 11% of 210 respondents indicated that there is too much information available, and 10% said they need more training on how to search. [image: CosMedicList]

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Surgical robots to become ubiquitous in Indian hospitals

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13-Sep-15 The days when surgical robots will become a normal feature in Indian hospitals are not far off. “There are 147 surgeons trained in robotic surgeries... Our target is to increase the surgeons trained in robotic surgeries to 300 by 2020,” Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation said. Robotic procedures in India are expected to cross the 6,000 procedures mark in 2015. [image: The Hindu]

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