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Here's why East Asia could be in big trouble

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09-Dec-15 Many countries in East Asia now have to worry about losing as much as 15% of their working-age population by 2040, according to the World Bank. It said aging population and low fertility rates are to blame. Policies such as encouraging women to work, reforming pension schemes and shifting focus from hospital care to primary care are being recommended. [image: Zhang Peng / LightRocket / Getty Images]

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China's reforms will hurt US manufacturers

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08-Dec-15 China's implementation of healthcare reforms, changing the approval process for new medical devices and favoring local manufacturers will restrain growth for US medical manufacturers, says Moody's. China's healthcare reforms will be particularly credit negative for companies that make complex devices, such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St Jude. [image: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters]

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China’s private hospital sector believes in Digital Health

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1-Dec-15 There is a very high level of support for digital health among China's hospital doctors and management, a Global Growth Markets survey has found. This is especially true in the private sector, which believes Health IT, interoperability, EMR, Diagnostic Imaging and mHealth will benefit patients most. Technology is one possible solution to some of the huge challenges facing healthcare in the country.

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How mobile tech can tame diabetes

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07-Dec-15 Diabetes afflicts over 400 mn people. Many new technologies are being developed but those with the greatest impact will likely be low-cost solutions that can be applied in markets such as China, India, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia. Low-cost programs are becoming increasingly possible, for example mClinica's patient management programs tailored for emerging markets, that use mobile messaging to encourage healthy behaviors. [image: Shutterstock]

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What 2016 might bring for Chinese medical device regulation

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07-Dec-15 The Chinese medical device market is maturing rapidly, and with it, so is its regulatory presence. Top trends on the horizon for 2016: A move toward localization; research use only loophole closing; imported refurbished products will be a no-no; local bidding for local products; more inspection on the way. [image: MD+DI]

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