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First Japanese private hospital opens in Phnom Penh

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20-Oct-16 The first Japanese private hospital has opened in Cambodia, aimed to reduce the flow of Cambodian patients to neighboring countries. The hospital provides a 52-bed health service with more than 100 staff, of whom 30% are Japanese. Some 150,000 Cambodians travel abroad annually for health treatment, spending around USD600 mn. Vietnam and Thailand are their main destinations. [image: KYODO / The Japan Times]

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Singapore’s Temasek targets China’s healthcare with joint venture

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19-Oct-16 Singaporean state investment firm Temasek Holdings is making a bet on China’s growing healthcare market, investing SGD250 mn in a joint venture focused on the country with Columbia Pacific Management, a Seattle-based healthcare provider with operations in China. Columbia Pacific operates a hospital, two specialty clinics and three senior living facilities in China. [image: The Business Times]

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Dubai hospitals access 3D printing

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01-Oct-16 From 2017, hospitals in Dubai will introduce 3D printers to prepare surgeons for medical procedures. This move will allow the Dubai Health Authority-managed facilities to generate realistic representations of the anatomical area that will undergo surgical procedures. The DHA aims to accelerate surgeries, cutting costs and risks in the process, while helping patients understand the procedure they will be undergoing. [image: 3D Printing Industry]

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India's speciality clinics looking for IT upgrades

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18-Oct-16 Hospital chains like the Apollo Group, Manipal, Columbia Asia and Fortis were among the first in India to invest heavily in IT. Joining their ilk are speciality clinics like Vasan Eyecare, Davita, Narayana Health, HCG and Agwaral Eye Clinic, which are now taking to the IT highway and ICD10 compliance, web payment portals, mobile apps, EHR and appointment booking. [image: ET Healthworld]

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