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Japan keen to tap China's soaring nursing care demand

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19-Nov-16  The Japanese government is teaming up with domestic health care companies to gauge demand in China for new nursing care services and equipment in a bid to expand sales channels. The companies include Nichiigakkan, a nursing care provider, hospital bed maker Paramount Bed, wheelchair maker Kawamura Cycle and P2P Bank, a developer of anti-dementia programs. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Can wearables be the future for diabetes in Singapore?

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18-Nov-16 SAP and Roche are working together to effectively combat diabetes through the use of technology and connected care in Singapore. By combining a blood glucose monitor, a wearable fitness tracker, and an app, doctors can provide personalised and preventative treatment for Type-2 diabetes. Such connected care can also be replicated for other diseases, translating to huge potential for healthcare. [image: Pixabay]

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China seen driving e-healthcare

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18-Nov-16 China's adoption of innovative e-health could encourage the rest of the world to make the Internet an integral part of medical care. China's big hospitals have continually invested in upgrading their IT infrastructure. Combined with the surge in use of smartphones and big investments in innovation, e-health has a bright future in China, according to Liu Jiren, CEO of Neusoft. [image: China Daily]

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Medical tourism in Taiwan helped by rise in non-Chinese patients

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07-Nov-16 Despite a decline in Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan, the medical tourism industry has enjoyed steady growth, thanks to visitors from Europe, North America, Hong Kong and Macau. The number of visitors and the output of the industry have been growing steadily. From 2008 to last year, 63 medical institutions saw the foreign patients increase from 68,000 to 300,000. [image: Medical Tourism Magazine]

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Mitsui to join KKR as an investor in Panasonic Healthcare

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18-Nov-16 Mitsui, one of Japan’s largest corporations, and investment firm KKR have announced the signing of a share purchase agreement for 22% of Panasonic Healthcare for JPY54.1 bn (USD510 mn). Panasonic Healthcare develops, manufactures, and sells blood glucose monitoring systems for diabetes. In Jan-16 it acquired Ascensia, formerly the diabetes care unit of Bayer. [image: Panasonic]

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