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Thailand: THG invests in health care

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24-Jan-19 To further establish a foothold in the healthcare market, Thonburi Healthcare has launched Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital, a THB4 bn (USD128 mn) investment offering six-star personalised care, equipped with a team of specialists and a comprehensive array of medical technology. [image: The Nation]

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Unified medical record established in Abu Dhabi

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23-Jan-19 A unified database will soon allow for medical records to be shared between all healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, and will be part of the Health Information Exchange, a centralised platform designed to enhance healthcare connectivity. [image: UAE-Voice]

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Japan suffers historic population decline

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28-Dec-18 Japan suffered the largest natural population decline in its history in 2018. The growing number of elderly will put unprecedented strain on health and welfare services, with additional services to be partly funded by a sales tax increase in Oct-19. [image: iStock]

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Police bust USD145 mn medical tourism scam in China

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06-Dec-18 Police in China have arrested 132 people over a medical tourism scam targeting wealthy Chinese that netted nearly USD145 mn. Research firm Global Growth Markets estimates 500,000 Chinese travel abroad for medical tourism every year, spending at least USD10 bn. [image: Chinanews.cn]

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Malaysia to implement EMR at 145 hospitals nationwide

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25-Nov-18 Malaysian Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said "in order to improve the country's health service, the MoH is committed to ensuring that the EMR can be realised within three years at 145 hospitals nationwide." [image: Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad's Facebook Page]

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