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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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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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