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Top 8 outbound medical tourism hotspots for China's affluent

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20-Oct-16 By 2020, over 800,000 Chinese are expected to head overseas for medical and healthcare treatments. While China’s super wealthy favour the US or Europe, China’s middle-class prefer more affordable options in Korea, Singapore or Thailand. Eight booming medical tourism destinations include the US, Japan, Germany, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and India. [image: Juwai]

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FairMedOnline expands into global medical tourism and acquires Caremondo

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09-Nov-16 FairMedOnline, a digital healthcare company based in Singapore offering medical second opinions for patients across the world, has acquired the medical tourism platform Caremondo. Caremondo allows patients to compare and book medical, dental and aesthetic treatments in 160 healthcare facilities in over 20 countries. [image: Travel Daily News]

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Easing the way for the elderly in Thailand

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09-Nov-16 As Thailand becomes Southeast Asia's first ageing society, technology creators develop innovations that will ensure a better life for the elderly. Two communities - Saensuk municipality in Chon Buri and Muang district in Nakhon Si Thammarat - are working with the Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals on IoT tech to help take care of seniors. [image: Dinsow Mini]

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Bumrungrad aims even higher with InterSystems

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09-Nov-16 InterSystems and Bumrungrad International Hospital have announced a plan to implement InterSystems' unified healthcare information system and interoperability solution, to enable Bumrungrad to become a fully digital hospital. The system will provide a web-based, secure electronic medical record to support medical staff in their clinical decision-making and provide the opportunity to strengthen patient safety and successful outcomes. [image: InterSystems]

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Taiwan eyes top spot in Asia for corneal transplants

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08-Nov-16 An MOU on corneal transplant cooperation and training between the National Eye Bank of Taiwan and SightLife has brought Taiwan a step closer to regional leadership in the field. Under the five-year pact, which makes Taiwan SightLife's the second partner in Asia, the US-based nonprofit will provide the latest corneal transplant training and assist NEBT in gaining international accreditation. [image: MOHW]

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