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2016 newsletter archive 

 6-Dec-16 China seen driving e-healthcare - FairMedOnline expands into global medical tourism and acquires Caremondo - Fujitsu pushes digital transformation in Thailand - Networked Care App for caregivers launched in Singapore - India's telemedicine takes advancements in healthcare to distant corners - Korea develops contact lens that can treat glaucoma - Can wearables be the future for diabetes in Singapore? - Ramsay eyes China partnerships - IHH Healthcare posts healthy profit, says outlook rosy - Ping An adds 10,000 China clinics - First combined hospital and trauma center for Philippines - Indonesia’s healthcare: Coordination of Benefits rescue - Thailand eyes medical tourism with new visa plan

 22-Nov-16 Mitsui to join KKR as an investor in Panasonic Healthcare - J&J and Stryker announce partnerships with Indo UK Institute of Health - Bumrungrad aims even higher with InterSystems - Korean researchers develop world’s first cancer removal nano robot - Easing the way for the elderly in Thailand - Telemedicine emerging as a growth driver in healthcare in India - Thailand’s lessons for India's healthcare system - Biomedical industry development project approved in Taiwan - Malaysia's IHH sells 30% of unit to Chinese insurer - Hospital for Special Surgery launches global initiative - Zulekha Healthcare launches multi-speciality hospital in India - Taiwan eyes top spot in Asia for corneal transplants - Medical tourism in Taiwan helped by rise in non-Chinese patients

 8-Nov-16 J&J and Google’s Verb Surgical looks to define, lift robotic surgery - The CareVoice and AXA launch App for high-end Chinese customers - Vietnam province uses video to deliver remote healthcare services - Korean government telemedicine initiative faces opposition in medical circles - China wants to give all its citizens a score - The only Singapore private hospital to achieve success at Asian Hospital Management Awards - Singapore's Raffles Medical looks to expand in Japan - Shanghai's state of the heart facility opens - Columbia China reopens orthopedic hospital in Shanghai - USD6 bn allocated for healthcare boost in Malaysia - Japan turns eye on medical tourism before Olympics - Top 8 outbound medical tourism hotspots for China's affluent

 25-Oct-16 Hoya picks up Performance Optics for USD476 mn - How China's biggest search engine aims to fix a huge crisis in healthcare - Malaysia vital to Boston Scientific expansion plan - Fujifilm to expand medical equipment business in India - India’s speciality clinics looking for IT upgrades - Dubai hospitals access 3D printing - Singapore no more medical tourism hub? - India looking to attract Chinese medical tourists - Private sector to improve Myanmar's health outcomes - Indian government looks to fast-track approvals for clinical trials - China arrests over illegal network determining baby gender - Indonesia lacks good quality hospitals

 11-Oct-16 Mainland prioritises development of elder-friendly wearable devices - Intuitive Surgical teams with Chinese company on lung cancer - AIA Korea, SK C&C to develop digital health and wellness platform - German medtech firm Biotronik opens plant in Singapore - Technology helps Singapore hospital staff do more for patients - Cabinet approves setting up of India’s first medical park - Arthroplasty registry gives Taiwan edge in orthopedics - Merck’s Keytruda finds fast entry into China via medical tourism - Bangkok Dusit plans USD370 mn healthcare centre - China's Fosun eyes Brazil hospital deals - Indonesia’s health care industry is on the rise - China’s USD5 bn healthcare deal spree - 80% of data in Chinese clinical trials fabricated

 27-Sep-16 Philips to launch Australia's first remote intensive care monitoring program - Korea's SK to develop AI-based disease diagnosis - Alum's app aspires to become the 'Amazon of healthcare' in Asia - Taiwan's Health2Sync raises USD3 mn to transform diabetes care - New social media rules in Singapore medical ethics code - KT signs MOU to improve Kazakhstan’s medical care - US investor eyes hi-tech hospital in Vietnam - Intermountain, Asia Genomics partner for personalized medicine - Private operators sought to redevelop, run five regional NSW public hospitals - China’s baby bump puts the squeeze on hospitals - ‘Promising’ solutions for myopia control under study in China, Taiwan - Thailand pushes health care tourism

 13-Sep-16 Indian orthopedic surgeons take initiative to indigenize knee implants - Australia's Improvement Foundation launches patient data platform with Telstra Health - Cisco targets India with strategic digital solutions - Microsoft Malaysia, CREST sign MoU for healthcare innovation - Thailand leverages virtualisation to deliver better healthcare services - Home monitoring of chronic disease in Australia could save up to AUD3 bn - New healthcare big data reforms in China - Santen announces launch of ophthalmology JV in China - Nearly 300,000 Filipinos are blind - Shanghai’s rich pursue advanced health care - 2016-20 plan to foster Korea's medical sector - Government support for Jordan medical tourism - Brazil to dismantle universal healthcare system

 30-Aug-16 Asia growth spurs Carl Zeiss Meditec - Personal Health Record rolled out in Thailand - South Korea’s ambivalence towards telemedicine - Korea's KT unveils healthcare wrist band - Intel, Dell “smart city” to support older people in Thailand - Mexico grabs USD915 mn FDI for medical device production - India's Manipal to build more hospitals in Malaysia - Looming crises threatening to take down China’s healthcare system - High medical costs force many Australians to skip treatment - Private health insurance to flourish in China - Why foreign nursing home operators struggle to make a profit in China - Columbia launches diabetes care program in India - Funding The GCC’s Healthcare Boom

 16-Aug-16 China ophthalmology worth USD3.6 bn amid strong burst of growth - Sports Med thrives in India - Why Chinese healthcare apps are struggling - Babies to don wearable tech in India - Elderly healthcare yet to meet demand in Vietnam - Japanese company tests health monitoring in Thailand - Tracking the public health effects of the Rio Olympics - China's family doctor system to provide cover by 2020 - Malaysia's government hospitals need 16,000 more beds - Digital health care services just around corner in Japan - HCMC to spend USD254 mn on hospitals - Studies boost for Allergan in China

 2-Aug-16 Zimmer Biomet collaboration in India with Indo UK Institutes of Health - Health IT and eHealth top digital health expectations in Asia - Singapore 'could lead world to future model of healthcare' - Indian government plans to table Medical Device Act - China's first medical 3D printing factory to open - Thai city pilots smart healthcare for elderly - Decree to rid hospitals of bad suppliers in Vietnam - Smartphones causing ‘visual health crisis’ in China - Raffles Medical to spend SGD1 bn to expand in Asia - Apollo expects foreign patient numbers to double - Australia's Dexus Property joins Ramsay Health Care in hospital play - World Bank urges overhaul in Chinese healthcare - In spite of challenges, Mexico's medical tourism market is on the rise

 19-Jul-16 61% in India prefer buying drugs online - Polycom’s telemedicine launched in Vietnam - Beijing hospital leads in paediatric robotic surgery - Info-sharing, data analytics to tackle disease outbreaks in Singapore - Telehealth saves lives, saves costs in India - New Zealand companies innovating to improve people’s health - Brazil to initiate electronic submission procedure for approval of medical devices - Indonesia faces challenges with universal health care - China rides biotech wave - Private hospitals in Vietnam struggling to find patients - China healthcare costs forcing patients into crippling debt - Korean hospitals eyeing Russian market - Latin America: A popular destination for aesthetic procedures

 5-Jul-16 Wearable devices becoming more popular in Korea - ‘Largest ever’ clinical systems replacement in Australia - Healthcare link urged in China - Vietnam city’s plan for ’smart’ health system - CFDA update – fewer registrations – but look at all those IVDs - Korea's H&Surgical signs USD2 mn contract in Iran - Fullerton Health in proposed Singapore listing - China targets ‘excessive’ prescriptions and tests - Apollo to develop hospital in China's Hainan Province - Pfizer to invest USD350 mn in China biotech hub - Thailand's biggest hospital operator targets 10 pct revenue rise - Public health doctors protest conditions in Mexico

 21-Jun-16 Telstra Health providing China improved patient care - Chinese-owned Bricon acquires renowned German medical device company - Telenor launches a digital health service for emerging markets - Telemedicine struggles for support in Korea - Singapore hospital invests more in tech upgrade - Rwanda, Korea in agreement to promote eHealth - Is your country ready to go high tech in healthcare? - IHH Healthcare to develop tertiary hospital in Shanghai - Singapore’s medical inflation rate spells disaster - China’s medical reform a healthy dose for private healthcare - Deluge of investment in healthcare in India? - 90% of Vietnam population to have health insurance by 2020 - Turkish hospital group keen on expanding abroad through acquisitions

 7-Jun-16 PingAn launches mobile health records in China - Telstra wins contract for Australian cancer screening register - Pharmacy Guild announces new telehealth module in Australia - China's digital healthcare dreams - How a midwife from Zimbabwe is improving global healthcare - Medical devices blamed in 184 deaths in China in 2015 - French drugmaker Sanofi to step up push into China - After the vaccine scandal, now a cancer treatment scandal in China - Private hospitals clamour for greater support in Singapore - Indian government hospitals ail with 1 in 4 nurse posts vacant - Personal genomics revolution comes to Southeast Asia - What Thailand can teach the world about universal healthcare

 24-May-16 Healthcare startups go to China, India and Singapore to flourish - Panasonic Healthcare Indonesia upbeat over exports - ‘TripAdvisor’ for hospitals to rank Hong Kong healthcare outcomes - Medical devices clock 27% growth in patent volume, led by Japan - Gold Coast specialists establish online hospital - 5 ways IoT will revamp Indian healthcare industry - Portability and mobility to drive medtech in Latam - China's private hospitals: set for growth - Myanmar parliament calls for halt to Parkway hospital project - India and China account for a third of global mental health burden - Philippines healthcare industry set for growth - Mexico to launch first phase of universal health system - The instructive example of Afghanistan

 10-May-16 Fitbit and Alibaba sign MoU to expand reach in China - China's Sinocare to acquire PTS Diagnostics in the US - Carestream Health mulls cloud platform in China to bolster efficiency - Indonesian hospitals to benefit from digital health - Healthcare IT in India now a USD1 bn market - Electronic monitoring to slash waiting times at Hong Kong clinics - Japanese public-private team to build hospital chain in China - Singapore's Luye Medical acquires Australia's third largest private healthcare group - Healthcare expansion underway in Hong Kong - Money flowing again to Vietnam's private hospitals - Diabetes in HCMC: Rx trends reveal market shifts - China: Obesity 'explosion' in rural youth - 500,000 health tourists came to Turkey in 2015

 26-Apr-16 China's e-pharmacy business eyes prescription drugs - Standard Chartered launches five new eye care projects in India - Astra Zeneca partners Chunyu for mHealth in China - Singapore’s Jurong Health Services: Transforming healthcare through data - India's healthcare sector to lead in eHealth - Singapore: An Emerging Hub for Medical Devices - Indian regulators separate medical device and pharmaceutical rules - Chinese spur medical tourism in US - Indonesia rejects Sanofi dengue fever vaccine - China to further deepen reform of healthcare system - Malaysia's IHH enters Eastern Europe - Scripps Health to help run hospital along US-Mexico border - American giant enters Russia’s pharmacy network

 12-Apr-16 Google unveils India 'health cards' as it eyes vast market - Australian class action over DePuy hip replacements settles for AUD250 mn - Philips may invest in Indian healthcare technology startups - Pfizer doubles its web sales in China - Singapore’s NHG looks to gaming to boost healthcare - Harnessing tech to transform diabetes care in Singapore - A new Indian mHealth device to tackle global health - Siloam to set up 13 new hospitals in Indonesia - Carlyle to exit as China's Zhongmei Healthcare seeks IPO - Pharmaniaga to focus on Indonesia - China lifts spending on health care - Philippines launches world’s first mass dengue vaccination - The obesity problem in Latin America

 29-Mar-16 Canon agrees to buy Toshiba's medical equipment unit - J&J to boost medtech in emerging markets - China's ZTE launches its mHealth product - China's Huawei and WuXi AppTec collaborate on precision medicine cloud platform - NBN releases telehealth report in Australia - Singapore hospitals deliver enhanced care by integrating IT - US, Nigeria, GE launch women’s health initiative - Bain Capital enters China - KPJ Healthcare plans eight more hospitals in Malaysia - Many private hospitals in Vietnam close to bankruptcy - All's not well with India's primary healthcare - China's iKang announces acquisition of Guizhou Wishstar - Foreign interest in Myanmar healthcare runs high

 15-Mar-16 Carestream inks deal with Alibaba in China - Australian parents don't trust online child healthcare information - Chinese scientists give next-gen wearables a boost - Elsevier launches ClinicalKey mobile app - NantHealth deploys time saving solution to Singapore - Plan to take Practo to 100 cities in India - NuVasive to acquire Brazilian distributor - Ramsay abandons hospital JV in China - HCMC hospitals face more competition as funding falls - China to speed up approvals for some drugs - A big new Mexican health hotel for US patients - LatAm ageing populations: Burden for some, gold mine for others - Western hospitals leave Emerging Markets well alone

 1-Mar-16 Half the world's population will be short-sighted by 2050 - Bausch+Lomb enters partnership with Bosch India - 8-point policy to make India a hub for medical devices manufacturing - Abbott’s glucose monitoring system gains approval in Australia - Health firmly in the long-term category as Telstra aims for growth - Vietnam's health sector to invest big in IT - Singapore based RingMD signs an MoU with Digital India - Health care at your fingertips in China - The spread of Zika: Visualisations - Shanghai lacks sports medicine professionals - Foreigners can own up to 67% of Indonesian healthcare firms - Ayala eyes expansion of healthcare in the Philippines - Korea working with UAE, Saudi for medical services

 16-Feb-16 TPP to increase Malaysia's medical device exports - Regulations hamstring smart healthcare in Korea - Four trends in healthcare in Southeast Asia for 2016 - Challenges in clinical trials mHealth integration - Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar - How mobile tech can tame diabetes - Emerging medtech hubs around the globe - Singapore's Perennial plans healthcare hubs in 40 Chinese cities - Medical tourism startup MEDIGO exceeds USD 10 mn funding - Abraaj Group to acquire CARE Hospitals in India - Parkway to build USD70 mn hospital in Yangon - Here's why East Asia could be in big trouble - Middle East healthcare industry to grow fastest

 19-Jan-16 Healthcare growth markets stories from 2015, month-by-month - Acer showcases cloud-based remote healthcare - IBM Watson deals push it deeper into health - Philips and Indonesian Sijunjung Regency to combat maternal mortality - Singapore government to invest in digital health startups - Telemedicine services to be expanded in Korea - Brazilian physicians harnessing medical apps - GBP300 mn UK-China hospital partnership - Singapore's Eu Yan Sang to receive funding to expand in China - The UK, a destination for Chinese private patients - Thai hospitals at forefront of industry in Southeast Asia - Centre plans to woo medical tourists to India - 10% of patients worldwide are affected by errors in medical care

 5-Jan-16 12 notable Medtech growth markets stories from 2015, month-by-month - What 2016 might bring for Chinese medical device regulation - What to expect from health tech in India in 2016 - Samsung mass-production of first bio-processor for wearables - Omron India eyes USD40 mn by 2018/19 - Accuhealth improving lives in Chile - Russia to permit online sales of medicines from 2017 - Japan's 2016 budget promotes innovative drugs and devices - China's iKang announces acquisition of INLUNG - The rise of Malaysia as a medical tourism haven - Korea's act for overseas medical services - China’s healthcare insurance industry on the fast-track - Bolivia to invest USD1.7 bn in hospital sector