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AXA first insurer in Asia to introduce live doctor consultations

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04-Aug-16 AXA Singapore has launched a health app that provides users with access to medical advice from GPs via live chat or secure “face-to-face” video call. This is the first time an insurer is offering such a service in Asia. The mobile app will also allow customers to manage their healthcare experience by submitting and tracking their health claims online. [image: AXA]

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Japan to invest USD3 mn in Cambodia hospital

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04-Aug-16 A Japanese investor has committed USD3 mn to construct a hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Angkor Kyosei Hospital will provide the first ever international care services to tourists visiting the province, focusing on general illness. It will be operated by Cambodian doctors who have been trained in Japan, Thailand and Korea. They will also train Cambodian doctors. [image: Siv Meng]

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Increasing numbers for My Health Record in Australia

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03-Aug-16 The number of people in Australia with a 'My Health Record' has now surpassed four million, or 17% of Australians. Minister for Health Sussan Ley said that every day, one in five GPs see a patient for whom they have little or no information. With My Health Record, they will increasingly have access to basic information about a patient. [image: Technology Decisions]

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India's Apollo introduces a new paradigm in cancer care

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03-Aug-16 Apollo Hospitals has converted its cancer management infrastructure into an independent functional entity, Apollo Cancer Institutes. The institutes in eight cities are networked to leverage specialists and technology across the country. They work on a common platform using standardized protocols ensuring uniform standards of care. [image: Apollo Health City]

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KPJ explores setting up oncology centre in Indonesia

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03-Aug-16 Malaysia's KPJ Healthcare has entered into a MOU with two Japanese partners Sojitz Corp and Capital Medica - Japan’s leading hospital and nursing home operator - to explore developing a USD12 mn oncology centre near Jakarta, Indonesia. The collaboration will facilitate sharing medical technology and know-how between Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. [image: Fintel]

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