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China's medical equipment specialists too busy to innovate

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16-Mar-15 China's domestic medical equipment industry has been growing rapidly, but at the same time it faces problems such as lack of scientific innovation the high-end market being dominated by foreign companies. The reality in China is that doctors spend all their available time with patients every day, and there is no time to engage in innovation. [image: China Daily]

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China's first 'cloud hospital' founded in Ningbo

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13-Mar-15 China's Neusoft has created Ningbo Cloud Hospital, an open cloud computing platform that connects hospitals, primary healthcare, specialists, community doctors, pharmacies and insurance companies, among others. The government endorsed platform enables a dynamic health record to be built for each citizen in Ningbo, which can be checked on mobile phones and used for self health management. [image: Buisness-Cloud]

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India's Medyog web start-up bridges doctor-patient gap

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12-Mar-15 Medyog, a web start-up in India, allows users to book, cancel or reschedule doctor appointments and tests. Users can also view test reports on a secure server. “We’re particular about confidentiality, and are trying to find a way to get the diagnostic centres to release [data] directly to the clients,” said CEO Pranat Bhadani. [image: The New Indian Express]

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Telus remote monitoring system installed in Australia

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10-Mar-15 Hills Health Solutions has signed an agreement with Canadian telehealth and home care monitoring vendor Telus Health Solutions to bring its remote patient monitoring system to Australia and New Zealand. The solution allows hospitals to monitor patients with chronic conditions remotely, and to help prevent readmissions and discharge patients earlier. [images: Izabela Habur / gettyimages]

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Chronic disease self-management is the norm in China

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10-Mar-15 The connectivity of chronic disease patients discharged from hospital to their healthcare professional in China is virtually non-existent. Third-party websites are now emerging to fill this gap, but until healthcare reform starts to address patient care outside the hospital by funding disease management programs, patient self-management will remain critical. [image: eyeforpharma]

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