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China’s public hospital doctors to lose iron rice bowls

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01-Aug-16 For decades, working as a public hospital doctor in China was considered an “iron rice bowl” job – a career with salary guaranteed until retirement. Now the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security is studying hiring practices in public hospitals and universities, as it aims to shift all such jobs, including public hospital doctors, to contract positions. [image: SMCP]

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Philips ​launches ​connected ​wearables​ globally​

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01-Aug-16 Philips announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs that empower consumers to take greater control of their health. The medical-grade health monitoring devices - a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer - and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App are available from 1-Aug-16. [image: Philips]

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Studies boost for Allergan in China

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29-Jul-16 Allergan Optive Fusion eye drops have shown rapid and continued improvement in dry eye in a study presented at the 2016 Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in China. Allergan’s Ophthalmology director, Damon Cooke, said: “Dry eye disease is impacting increasing numbers of people as we spend more time looking at screens and living in air conditioned environments.” [image: Allergen Optive Fusion]

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China's online healthcare market proving tough pill to swallow

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29-Jul-16 Chinese conglomerates Fosun and Alibaba are betting big on the country’s reforms of the healthcare system. But so far the country’s rigidly-regulated market is proving a more bitter pill to swallow than expected, say experts. Ali Health's plans took an early setback in Jun-16 when the government unexpectedly halted online drug sales by third-party platforms. [image: SMCP]

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Health tech repair with zero downtime in Japan

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28-Jul-16 Dubbed the Brilliant Hospital initiative, hospitals in Japan could be plugged into a powerful cloud network that can share, analyze, and visualize terabytes of equipment (and someday patient) data. This saves time on repair procedures and helps doctors see more patients. It also helps them spot trends and make better diagnoses in the future. [image: GE Healthcare]

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