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China’s cancer hotels

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31-Oct-16 Chinese cancer patients who cannot afford a hospital bed live in refugee camp-like hotels, awaiting treatment unavailable in their local hospitals. Some of them spend months hoping to be seen by a reputable doctor. "Good doctors don’t want to work in small places," explained a man who cares for his wife in one of Beijing’s cancer hotels. [image: flickr @Jacksoncam / Asean Today]

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The only Singapore private hospital to achieve success at Asian Hospital Management Awards

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31-Oct-16 An ‘Electronic Meal Ordering System (EMOS)’, submitted by Farrer Park Hospital (FPH) in Singapore under the Innovations in Healthcare IT category at the 2016 Asian Hospital Management Awards was acknowledged for its improvement to overall quality, safety and efficiency for patient meal orders. FPH is the first hospital in Singapore to implement such a challenging integrated system. [image: APBN]

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Vietnam province uses video to deliver remote healthcare services

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31-Oct-16 Quang Ninh Province in Vietnam is extending healthcare services to rural populations by providing telehealth across 24 hospitals and community healthcare centres. Quang Ninh is mountainous, and access to healthcare means long journeys to a central hospital or medical centre. The Polycom video technology allows consultations for patients hundreds of kilometres away, and improved training for doctors in rural areas. [image: Networks Asia]

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Singapore's Raffles Medical looks to expand in Japan

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24-Oct-16 Leading Singaporean medical service provider Raffles Medical Group is eager to enlarge its footprint in Japan, encouraged by the success of the clinic it launched in Osaka in 2015. The facility has received a steady flow of patients thanks to the large number of Chinese tourists visiting the city. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Medical tourism: an insurer’s perspective

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24-Oct-16 The world is getting older, richer and more connected, and there are enormous variations between countries in quality of care. It is no surprise that medical tourism is more substantial every year. A related phenomenon is the rise in insurance that includes cross-border medical treatment. This is mostly ‘bottom-up’ demand from local nationals who are upgrading from a local health insurance policy. [image: IHMT / Getty Images]

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