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Increasing numbers for My Health Record in Australia

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03-Aug-16 The number of people in Australia with a 'My Health Record' has now surpassed four million, or 17% of Australians. Minister for Health Sussan Ley said that every day, one in five GPs see a patient for whom they have little or no information. With My Health Record, they will increasingly have access to basic information about a patient. [image: Technology Decisions]

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India's Apollo introduces a new paradigm in cancer care

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03-Aug-16 Apollo Hospitals has converted its cancer management infrastructure into an independent functional entity, Apollo Cancer Institutes. The institutes in eight cities are networked to leverage specialists and technology across the country. They work on a common platform using standardized protocols ensuring uniform standards of care. [image: Apollo Health City]

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KPJ explores setting up oncology centre in Indonesia

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03-Aug-16 Malaysia's KPJ Healthcare has entered into a MOU with two Japanese partners Sojitz Corp and Capital Medica - Japan’s leading hospital and nursing home operator - to explore developing a USD12 mn oncology centre near Jakarta, Indonesia. The collaboration will facilitate sharing medical technology and know-how between Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. [image: Fintel]

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Japanese company tests health monitoring in Thailand

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02-Aug-16 Hoping to improve healthcare service for the elderly in Thailand, Japanese company AIVS has trialled its Mimamori monitoring system at Banphaeo Hospital and the Red Cross Sawangkanives Home for Elderly. The system uses sensor technology to detect blood pressure and temperature, sent wirelessly to a sensor box in the patient's room and a Mimamori station in a control room. [image: The Nation]

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Malaysia's medtech industry to generate USD2.7 bn

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02-Aug-16 Malaysia’s medical devices sector is expected to contribute MYR11 bn (USD2.7 bn) in exports in 2016, with revenue from the health tourism and pharmaceutical sectors expected to reach MYR1 bn (USD248 mn) and MYR800 mn (USD199 mn) respectively. Malaysia is the largest surgical gloves manufacturer in the world and also makes beds, dental chairs and orthopaedic implants. [image: Free Malaysia Today]

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