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South Korea’s ambivalence towards telemedicine

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10-Aug-16 South Korea bans doctor-patient virtual visits, and expects major demonstrations by doctors and activists when it comes up for a vote in the National Assembly. Medical professionals, including the 100,000 doctors in the KMA who successfully blocked telemedicine in 2014, are calling for "a slower, more collaborative plan of attack that establishes safety protocols." [image: Business Korea]

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Digital health care services just around corner in Japan

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07-Aug-16 Businesses in Japan are looking to cash in on the potential for smartphones and wearable devices as health care trends toward the digital age. They are especially interested in preventive medicine, an area that could help Japan slash its ballooning medical costs. But the environment for startups in Japan is making it difficult to find a viable business model. [image: IStock / The Japan Times]

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