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Is technology threatening Singapore’s healthcare system?

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14-Feb-17 Singapore has a reputation for first-class healthcare, and is a major location for medical tourism. With 610,000 people over 65 by 2020, the government has embraced technology to improve productivity. It sounds like a brave new world, but there are warning signs that must not be ignored. The main concern is the ease with which IoT devices can be hacked. [image: Empire Media]

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Teleradiology Solutions and GE Healthcare join hands to improve radiology interpretation in India

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14-Feb-17 Teleradiology Solutions and Wipro GE Healthcare announced a partnership – RadSpa - to make Remote Radiology Reporting Services available to healthcare providers across India, especially in Tier 2 and beyond markets. The partnership will provide 365/24/7 services to public and private healthcare customers of GE, backed by a team of over 50 radiologists across India. [image: GE Healthcare]

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Malaysia in top 4 for best healthcare

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14-Feb-17 Malaysia has been recognised as among the top four destinations for foreigners, especially those from developed countries, to get good healthcare, according to a report by International Living magazine. Malaysia is the only Asian country in the report, ahead of Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico. [image: FMT News]

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Plans to establish pharma & medical technology zone at Bengaluru

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14-Feb-17 The Indian government is planning to establish an exclusive zone for pharma and medtech in Bengaluru to give a boost to domestic production of these products under the Make in India initiative. Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya said the recent approval of the zone in Andhra Pradesh has attracted over 30 investment proposals. [image: Business Standard]

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Nipro to build Vietnamese plant for dialysis equipment

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14-Feb-17 Japanese medical device producer Nipro will spend USD300 mn on a new factory in Vietnam, to meet rising domestic and foreign demand. The factory will make catheters and other products for dialysis for sale mainly in Japan and Southeast Asia. Nipro has relied on a Thai subsidiary to produce for these markets but has now decided to increase capacity. [image: Nikkei Asian Review / Nipro]

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