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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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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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