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Personal Health Record rolled out in Thailand

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18-Aug-16 Thailand's Software Industry Promotion Agency linked hands with the National Electronic & Computer Technology Centre three years ago to develop the Personal Health Record system. It is initially being used in support of government hospitals in five provinces around the country. Under the new system, doctors are able to access patient information from a data centre. [image: The Nation]

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Microsoft Malaysia, CREST sign MoU for healthcare innovation

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17-Aug-16 Microsoft Malaysia and Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) have signed an MOU to drive connected healthcare innovation through a CREST-Microsoft Health Innovation Hub. The digital health hub will provide end-to-end services for developers, start-ups and researchers looking to co-innovate and co-sell telehealth, smart access, remote patient monitoring, drug adherence, and corporate wellness. [image: Digital News Asia]

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Intel, Dell “smart city” to support older people in Thailand

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16-Aug-16 Saensuk Smart City in Thailand, developed with Dell and Intel, is a Thai municipality with 46,000 local residents, 15% of whom are 65+. It is a three-year public-private partnership with the first aim of supporting older people in their homes through IoT-powered applications including monitoring of vital signs, fall detection, emergency notifications, environmental monitoring and safety tracking. [image: Dell]

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The new hotbed for device startups: Bangalore

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15-Aug-16 India now is a springboard for developing medical device companies who envision a big future on a global scale. Of the 37 mn people who are blind, more than 15 mn are from India. Forus Health’s 3nethra device is designed to take a picture of the eye and detect the five major ailments that lead to blindness. [image: Forus Health]

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Firms in aging Thailand bet on demand surge

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15-Aug-16 CT Asia Robotics is one of many Thai firms investing in healthcare for the aged in a country where the working-age population will decline this year. Diaper maker DSG International has seen adult diaper sales grow 30% this year. Another company seeing opportunity in the demographic change is Samaphan Health, which sells mattresses and respiratory products to aid sleep. [image: Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha]

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