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Telemedicine boost across India

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25-Aug-15 India has launched SEHAT, a "game-changer" healthcare initiative to boost telemedicine in rural parts of India. Under the initiative, 6,000 common service centres (CSCs) across the country will be connected through a common information technology network that will help people access information about healthcare. [image: India Trending Now]

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How Big Data can make people healthier in emerging markets

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21-Jul-15 In many emerging markets, data on healthcare is limited, but a growing number of entrepreneurs and public health activists are finding ways to fill the gaps. Digital health startups are contributing with online information portals, disease management apps and telemedicine services. Public health organizations are also working with big data, for example the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME) with its Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. [image: Shutterstock]

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Indian startup aims to make e-health records available to patients

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29-Jul-15 A health tech start-up in India aims to provide affordable, patient-centric, centralised digital medical records. In 2014 there were 8,500 reported deaths in India due to adverse drug reactions, almost all of which could have been prevented if complete information about the patient’s medical history had been available. And that is what start-up KiviHealth aims to achieve.

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Philippines' Globe taps tech for telemedicine consultations

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06-Aug-15 Medical consultation for patients in the rural Philippines, those needing first aid or those busy professionals is now a phone call away with the setting up of KonsultaMD, the country’s first telemedicine hotline manned by licensed Filipino physicians. The pioneering service was created through a partnership of Globe Telecom with Salud Interactiva, which operates a health hotline in Mexico. [image: WN]

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Foreign investors hampered in China's med tech sector

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14-Aug-15 China's medical technology sector growth exceeds the global average, but medical technology imports are declining as foreign investors are hampered by "buy local" guidelines and murky registration criteria. Local producers are under pressure to modernise and the government is funding innovation. [image: PolyOne]

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