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Polycom’s telemedicine launched in Vietnam

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13-Jul-16 The Department of Health in Vietnam's province of Quang Ninh has launched a provincial telehealth network to extend critical healthcare services to rural and remote communities and increase remote connection between doctors and patients. Polycom’s video collaboration technology enables consultations and follow-up care for patients hundreds of kilometres away, improved training and collaboration for doctors in remote areas. [image: Baomoi]

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Latin America: A popular destination for aesthetic procedures

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13-Jul-16 Latin America has become a hot spot for aesthetic procedures. American patients can save 20-80% of the total cost of aesthetic procedures in Latin America. Brazil occupies the top position. Colombia has witnessed a big hike in the number of plastic surgeries on foreigners, Mexico is also among the top five destinations, and Argentina welcomes around 14,000 foreign patients annually. [image: DPS]

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Korean hospitals eyeing Russian market

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12-Jul-16 Major hospitals in Korea's second largest city Busan - Dong-a University Hospital, Kangdong Hospital and CMS Korea - are visiting Russia to enter the market and entice Russian patients. The number of foreigners visiting Korea for medical treatment stood at 297,000 in 2015, up 11% from 2014. Russian patients accounted for 7% and Busan was their major destination. [image: Busan Medical Tourism]

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Answering healthcare challenges in the Philippines

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12-Jul-16 In the Philippines, the healthcare system is challenged by resource constraints, affordability and dated health IT systems. The Department of Health reports there are 10 hospital beds per 10,000 population - half the WHO recommended number. To address these challenges, the government has set goals complementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 in achieving good health and well-being. [image: Manila Bulletin]

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