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Penang eyes MYR1 bn investment in healthcare

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11-Jan-17 With Malaysia emerging as the number one country in the world for healthcare, the government is working to secure MYR1 bn (USD225 mn) to expand its medical industry. Already doing well in medical tourism, Penang would be focusing on turning itself into a medical city. Malaysia was recently named number one in the world for healthcare by International Living magazine. [image: Free Malaysia Today]

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Australians are ready for AI assisted healthcare

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10-Jan-17 Over 80 per cent of Australians are comfortable with AI being used to diagnose common medical problems and interpret test results. However, people also acknowledge some of the limitations of AI technology and identified privacy concerns over patient records and medical confidentiality and the lack of human intuition as issues. [image: i-stock / Which-50]

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UK organisations sign new deals in China

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22-Dec-16 British organisations have signed deals worth more than GBP250 mn (USD308 mn) during the largest ever healthcare trade mission to China. 30 UK organisations participated in the largest ever healthcare mission to China. International Hospitals Group and China’s Dalian Wanda signed a 20 year JV to operate the first of Wanda’s hospitals, Qingdao Wanda IHG International Hospital. [image: GOV.UK]

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Venezuelans are fleeing to Brazil for medical care

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31-Dec-16 As throngs of Venezuelans trek to Brazil in search of food and medicine, hospitals along Brazil’s northern border are struggling to pick up the pieces of Venezuela’s failing healthcare system. An economic crisis and hyperinflation have cleaned Venezuelan hospitals of supplies. Desperate for care and often undocumented, patients are overwhelming Brazilian emergency rooms as they turn up by the thousands. [image: Marina Lopes / The Washington Post]

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