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Singapore medical group expanding in China

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02-Oct-16 A pioneering Singapore fertility expert will head efforts to help Chinese women who find it hard to conceive, by setting up medical centres in China. They set up their first in Xiamen two years ago, and will open a centre in Chengdu by Dec-15. "We hope to expand into a network of 600 satellite women's clinics," said CEO Ms Bi. [image: Chew Seng Kim / ST]

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80% of data in Chinese clinical trials fabricated

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01-Oct-16 A Chinese government investigation has revealed that more than 80% of the data used in clinical trials of new drugs have been "fabricated". The investigation, led by the SFDA, looked at data from 1,622 clinical trials. The SFDA found that the suspect data failed to meet analysis requirements, were incomplete, or totally non-existent. [image: Plavevski / Shutterstock / Science Alert]

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Technology helps Singapore hospital staff do more for patients

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01-Oct-16 By using technology to let staff check out medical equipment like supermarket produce, Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore saves 4,640 manpower hours a year. It is rolling out an inventory management system in general wards. With Singapore's greying population, such innovations help mitigate the shortage of healthcare professionals, said Minister of State for Manpower Teo Ser Luck. [image: Healthcare Purchasing News]

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Indonesia’s health care industry is on the rise

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26-Sep-16 Full implementation of National Health Insurance in Indonesia (JKN) is targeted for 2019. Substandard healthcare service represents investment opportunities and records show surging demand for medical services since the JKN program rolled out. Siloam plans to reach 10,000 beds with 22 new hospitals by 2017, while Mitra Keluarga plans to expand its network to 18 by 2020. [image: The Jakarta Post]

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Philips to launch Australia's first remote intensive care monitoring program

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23-Sep-16 Philips, Macquarie University's MQ Health, and Emory Healthcare of the US have announced Australia's first remote intensive care unit (eICU) monitoring program, aimed to help high risk patients in need of 'round-the-clock' observation. "We aim to transform the delivery of care to address growing clinician shortages while improving patient outcomes," said Kevin Barrow, Managing Director of Philips Australia. [image: HIT Consultant]

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