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Australian private hospital admissions rising faster than public

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16-Mar-16 From 2010/11 to 2014/15, public hospital admissions increased by 3.2% annually in Australia, but 4.0% for private hospitals. 6 mn people were admitted to public hospitals in 2014/15 and 4.2 mn to private facilities. 57% of admissions did not involve surgery. The majority of surgical admissions (60%) occurred in private hospitals. [image: Finder]

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Bain Capital enters China

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16-Mar-16 Bain Capital LLC is paying USD150 mn for control of China-focused hospital operator Asia Pacific Medical Group, in the first deal for the private-equity firm’s new Asia fund. APMG provides primary care and specialty services, with a focus on neurology and oncology, and has four hospitals in China and a chain of clinics in Singapore and Malaysia. [image: Bain Capital LLC]

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Hong Kong's Evergrande Health Industry links up with Harvard teaching hospital

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15-Mar-16 Hong Kong's Evergrande Health Industry has entered into a strategic collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Health Care, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, to develop hospital projects in mainland China. The agreement includes strategic guidance on hospital design, clinical and hospital management and staff training, as well as assistance in developing collaborative hospital projects and planning healthcare service models. [image: Reuters]

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China's ZTE launches its mHealth product

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14-Mar-16 "China's ZTE Corp has announced the release of its mHealth product: all-in-one physical examination terminals, with both professional and home editions available.
The health terminal is a multi-parameter instrument with integrated functions for blood pressure, ECG, blood oxygen saturation and urine test, and actively collaborates with a back-end cloud." [image: ZTE]

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Plan to take Practo to 100 cities in India

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10-Mar-16 Practo, the Bengaluru headquartered online healthcare platform, has seen very rapid growth over the last eight years with a presence in 35 Indian cities and in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Backed by USD120 mn investment capital Practo aims to expand into 100 cities in India and grow as a global digital healthcare company. [Image: Notey]

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