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Why foreign nursing home operators struggle to make a profit in China

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19-Aug-16 China’s ageing population has attracted foreign elderly-care services providers but they are struggling to make profits despite the market offering the largest number of senior citizens in the world. Haitong Securities said in a research report that “surging demand and limited affordability” was the major problem facing China’s elderly-care industry today. [image: South China Morning Post]

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80 per cent of Indian doctors located in urban areas

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19-Aug-16 Nearly 75% of dispensaries, 60% of hospitals and 80% of doctors are located in urban areas in India, serving only 28% of the country, says a new report released by the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India. The report pointed out that non-communicable diseases account for 60% of deaths, estimated to cost the country USD4.58 tn by 2030. [image: Shutterstock / Hindustan Times]

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Narayana, Infosys launch robotic surgery institute in India

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18-Aug-16 Healthcare provider Narayana Health has joined hands with Infosys Foundation to launch Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery in Bengaluru. The da Vinci robotic surgical system in Narayana Health City will be used primarily for prostate, kidney, colorectal, gynecological and select head and neck cancer surgeries. [image: ET Healthworld]

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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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