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Chinese-owned Bricon acquires renowned German medical device company

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15-Jun-16 Bricon GmbH, part of China's Naton Medical Group, has acquired the manufacturing site of Zrinski AG in Germany and has re-formed it as Zrinski GmbH. Naton, with more than 3,500 employees, is one of China’s leading medical technology manufacturers. It intends to expand its position in the premium segment of the Chinese market with products “Made in Germany”. [image: Zrinski]

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‘Largest ever’ clinical systems replacement in Australia

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25-May-16 Australia's Northern Territories government has committed AUD186 mn to the replacement of four critical clinical systems with a single, integrated patient information database that will be accessible in real-time from any of the territory’s hospitals or medical centres. The renewal program will take five years to complete and represents a comprehensive overhaul of the health system’s operational IT. [image: itnews]

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Vietnam city’s plan for ’smart’ health system

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25-Jun-16 A project to create an intelligent health system for Ho Chi Minh City will be submitted to the People’s Committee in Jul-16. The city Department of Health is working to establish a common data centre for health by 2017. A study at 92 hospitals, 24 preventive health centres and 319 other centres found a shortage of computers at district level. [image: Viet Nam News]

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New Zealand companies innovating to improve people’s health

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24-Jun-16 New Zealand’s medical device and health IT companies earned an overall turnover of NZD1.3 bn in 2015. Companies reported an average revenue growth of 29% for medical device and 35% for health IT. The sector is developing a vast range of technologies, with most in the lower risk groups for regulatory approval. [image: New Zealand Health IT]

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