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Pilot program brings health care home in China

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27-Aug-16 Chongqing in Southwest China began piloting the family doctor program in 2012, under which community doctors sign contracts with residents and provide with them medical services, including health management, disease prevention and regular physical examinations at home. 200 Chinese cities will introduce such services in 2016. By 2020, China is planning to extend family doctor services to the entire population. [image: Shanghai Daily / CFP]

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Korea's KT unveils healthcare wrist band

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26-Aug-16 Korea's KT is focusing on three large healthcare areas – bioinformatics, disease diagnosis solutions, and customized personal healthcare services based on wearable devices. NeoFit, to launch in Sep-16, is a smart healthcare wrist band which can analyze workout rates by body part, allowing the device to gather massive datasets and offer customized healthcare services. [image: Business Korea]

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Columbia launches diabetes care program in India

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26-Aug-16 Columbia Asia Hospitals has announced the launch of its 'Columbia Diabetes Care Program'. This is the first multi-specialty hospital in house diabetes management program. It will aid patients with prevention and treatment options for diabetes and related issues such as diabetic retinopathy and renal failure, and includes a mobile app to track data from a 'smart' glucometer. [image: Columbia Asia]

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Private health insurance to flourish in China

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25-Aug-16 As incomes rise, many China residents are seeking out better quality care than that provided by public hospitals. They want easier ways to book appointments, shorter waits and greater individual attention from doctors. The demand is expected to drive the private health insurance market to USD165 bn in 2020 from USD36 bn in 2015. [image: South China Morning Post]

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