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Carestream inks deal with Alibaba in China

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25-Feb-16 Carestream Health has struck a deal with Alibaba Health Information Technologies to create an Internet-based medical-image sharing service in China. The system is to wed Carestream’s image sharing technology and Alibaba Health’s online platform. “This new service... facilitates patients’ accessibility to medical consultation by eliminating the need to travel to health care facilities" Alibaba Health vice president Ni Jianwen said. [image: Business Wire]

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Korea working with UAE, Saudi for medical services

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25-Feb-16 In Saudi Arabia, the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, SK Telecom and ezCaretech have been engaged in a hospital information system project worth approximately KRW70 bn since 2014 in a contract with six hospitals under the Saudi Arabian Ministry of National Guard. The transfer of the Samsung Medical Center’s genome-based precision medicine Avatar System is around the corner, too. [image: Business Korea]

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Beijing releases top hospitals list

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25-Feb-16 Peking University Third Hospital, Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Beijing Friendship Hospital have been ranked the top three in overall medical services in China's capital, according to a report released by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health & Family Planning. The report researched 105 hospitals in the city in terms of service capacity, efficiency, safety and specialization. [image: China.org.cn]

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Digitalisation and Smart Financing key to sustainable growth in healthcare

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24-Feb-16 Siemens has released a new report based on research with healthcare providers across 13 countries including India, China, Poland, Russia and Turkey, which revealed four common pressures: demographic change; shifting patient expectations; requirement to reform; and the rising tide of healthcare technology. Digitalisation and smart financing have been recognised as the ultimate remedy for the increasing pressures on healthcare. [image: SFS]

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China to crack down on hospital appointment touts

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24-Feb-16 The top medical authority in China aims to root out the practice of reselling hospital outpatient appointments. Hospital appointment 'scalping' entered the spotlight following an online video that showed a woman in a fit of rage after she failed to get an appointment. A scalper offered her an appointment for RMB4,500 (USD680), a huge markup on its RMB300 face value. [image: Xinhua News]

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