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Singapore’s medical inflation rate spells disaster

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13-Jun-16 In 2012, SGD4.7 billion was spent on healthcare in Singapore. Fast-forward to 2016, spending on healthcare is budgeted at SGD11 billion. Singapore’s medical spending growth is five times more than the general inflation rate. This is a worrying statistic. The financial burden on both the individual and family will be immense. [image: Aon Hewitt / Yahoo!]

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China’s medical reform a healthy dose for private healthcare

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12-Jun-16 The introduction of a family doctor system in China is expected to provide huge opportunities for independent institutions offering medical and information management services. The government has unveiled guidelines to extend the family doctor system nationwide, expecting every household to have a contracted family doctor by 2020. [image: Xinhua]

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How data saves lives in Australia’s hospitals

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10-Jun-16 Few organisations invest heavily in IT to make sure their clients use less of their product, but that’s the battle Australia’s National Blood Authority (NBA) is fighting – and winning – as it leans heavily on data and mobile technology innovations to optimise a real-time supply chain that involves most of Australia’s more than 1,300 hospitals. [image: billionphotos.com / Fotolia]

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