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A place for Elsevier in India’s digital healthcare transformation

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14-Dec-16 India’s healthcare providers are planning to increase technology investments over the coming years in the hopes of boosting quality of patient care. The UK's Elsevier plans to help by giving patients the ability to self-diagnose and seek expert consultation using telemedicine, providing clinical reference at point-of-care and integrated decision support to care teams, and offering online medical training for nurses. [image: Elsevier / iStock]

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Glocal healthcare & CSC eGov to take telemedicine to rural India

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28-Jan-17 Glocal Healthcare Systems has entered into a strategic tie-up with CSC e-Governance Services India to offer telemedicine video consultation to the vast rural population who do not have access to qualified medical practitioners. The collaboration will meet the needs of almost 70 per cent people residing in rural India with patchy access to quality medical practice. [image: Glocal Healthcare Systems]

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Japan to steer medical tourists to 'international' hospitals

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28-Jan-17 Japan's government will recommend hospitals for inbound medical tourists, starting with 28 facilities scattered across the country. Dubbed "international hospitals," these will be communicated to governments and medical institutions overseas via Japan's diplomatic missions. Japan issued about 950 official medical visas in 2015 - a 13-fold increase in four years. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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London’s King’s College Hospital to open in Dubai

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26-Jan-17 London’s King’s College Hospital (KCH) will open its first full-fledged branch outside the UK in Dubai in 2018. The 100-bed multi-speciality facility will be located at Dubai Hills, and will be built at a cost of USD200 mn. Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, director of the Dubai Medical Tourism Project, hailed the move as a major boost to Dubai’s medical tourism. [image: Kings College Hospital]

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