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Wearable technology transit cards on Beijing metro

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21-Feb-15 Wearable technology has arrived for Beijing commuters in the form of a wrist strap that doubles as a transit card and health monitor. They also provide health-related recommendations. The new contactless cards can be connected to mobile phones wirelessly, and are expected to be rolled out to 400 cities across the country. [image: Malaymail Online]

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China unveils plans for national telemedicine network

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16-Feb-15 In January 2015 China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published an ambitious plan to build a uniform national telemedicine network. The document is a visionary 200-page blueprint for the creation of an interoperable, uniform service network, designed to allow patients and medical institutions to enjoy seamless telemedicine services anywhere in China. [image: Health Care Law Today]

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Singapore: Big data making a great difference in healthcare

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28-Feb-15 The use of big data to derive insights for better decision-making is slowly changing healthcare in Singapore. With more available data, software and expertise, hospitals have been able to take on increasingly complex problems, analysing workloads, categorising patients by medical history and their outcomes, and identifying the best groups to target for various programmes. [image: Today]

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Samsung launches R&D center in Turkey

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26-Feb-15 South Korean electronics giant Samsung has set up an R&D center in Turkey in cooperation with local tech firm Semper-Tech. The facility will conduct R&D on next-generation wireless technologies with a particular focus on healthcare and educational software. [image: Samsung]

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Singapore: Leveraging technology for dementia patients in Singapore

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23-Feb-15 A new nursing home in Singapore, Jade Circle, will leverage technology to provide 'person-centred' care. For instance, a multi-function wristband will enable residents to explore the facility, call for help, place meal orders and make appointments. Jade Circle will also deploy other new technologies including smart beds, assistive devices, mobile technologies and interactive applications. [image: Today]

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