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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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A*STAR researchers are bringing big data genome analytics to Singapore

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08-Nov-16 The cost of sequencing a human genome has plummeted over the past 15 years USD1,000. In Singapore, the Centre for Big Data and Integrative Genomics, part of government agency A*STAR, is supporting the Platinum Genome Project to construct reference genomes for the Chinese, Malay and Indian populations in the country. [image: Pixabay]

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Ping An adds 10,000 China clinics

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07-Nov-16 Ping An Insurance is adding a network of clinics in China to its range of services. It has signed 10,000 clinics to its Wanjia Clinics platform since Jul-16 to serve the 110 million users of its Ping An Doctor health portal. China’s network of 200,000 private clinics could more than double to half a million over the next decade. [image: Xiaomei Chen / SMCP]

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Hospital for Special Surgery launches global initiative

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07-Nov-16 The New York based specialty orthopedic center, Hospital for Special Surgery, has begun to offer services to medical facilities around the world. The hospital is focusing on opportunities in Asia, the Persian Gulf and Latin America, said Laura Robbins, SVP of Global & Academic Affairs. “We were getting a lot of inquiries from healthcare systems and hospitals around the world." [image: Hospital for Special Surgery]

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30 key findings from medical tourism benchmarking research

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03-Nov-16 Benchmarking facilitates unique national medical tourism concepts. 30 benchmarks include: 2. Cooperation among official authorities is a must; 7. Most destinations offer transparent pricing; 16. Many medical tourism physicians have US or UK qualifications; 21. Countries such as India and Thailand offer long-stay medical tourism visas; 27. Strong ties with health insurance companies influence the flow of international patients. [image: Mercury Advisory Group]

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