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China's much-hyped healthcare reform drive stuck in first gear

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09-Aug-15 Despite the government's longer-term ambitions, industry insiders say China's healthcare reforms are being held up because of technical issues such as fragmented IT systems, infighting between regulators, and pushback from state-run firms, which dominate the sector. [image: Reuters]

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TCM provider Heshoutang launches online access

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03-Aug-15 Heshoutang, a Chinese provider of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) remedies, has announced a virtual hospital offering 24/7 online access to diagnosis and doctors who see patients that don't require emergency care, through its website TCMTreat.com, including sending herbal remedies worldwide. [image: IT Business Net]

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Roche Diagnostics opens new HQ in Singapore

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28-Jul-15 Roche Diagnostics has opened a new Asia-Pacific headquarters and regional centre of excellence in Singapore. Diagnostics has been identified as a high-growth segment of the global medical technology industry and a focus area for Singapore. [image: Roche Diagnostics]

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Big data to fight chronic disease in Singapore

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28-Jul-15 Chronic disease is an area where big data and predictive analytics can be of real benefit. To stem the tide of chronic diseases among the ageing population of Singapore, a new model of care focused on prevention and lifestyle management is required. Technology is the key enabler, particularly big-data analytics, in the transformation to such a value-based healthcare system. [image: Thinkstock]

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Robotic surgery benefitting paediatric patients in India

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27-Jul-15 Chennai-based Apollo Children’s Hospital Surgeries is using robotics for surgeries. The technology provides a 3D view that helps doctors to navigate in a targeted manner and complete a procedure without affecting neighbouring cells and tissues, which is crucial in paediatrics. This in turn provides patients with advantages including quicker discharge time, minimal scarring, smaller incisions and less blood loss. [image: International Centre for Robotic Surgery]

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