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Healthcare IT in India now a USD1 bn market

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30-Apr-16 The Indian healthcare IT market is valued at USD1 bn and likely to grow by about 1.5 times by 2020, according to a report by industry body Nasscom. The report said the healthcare software segment generated revenues of USD97 mn and is likely to grow at 11% over the next five years. [image: Governance Today]

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China spends trillions on healthcare

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29-Apr-16 China has spent RMB5.64 tn (USD871 bn) since 2009 to improve its healthcare system. The health budget for 2016 is RMB1.24 tn (USD191 bn) and the average annual growth of medical input has surpassed 20% over the past seven years. [image: SCMP]

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Indonesian hospitals to benefit from digital health

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28-Apr-16 Taking a small step towards more advanced use of IT, Indonesia's Siloam Hospitals group is currently working to compile a more integrated patient database, which can be accessed from anywhere. This will enable doctors to access patients' medical history from any of the group's hospitals in the country. [image: Jakarta Globe]

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Meeting Malaysia's healthcare needs

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28-Apr-16 Foreigners continue to flock to Malaysia for treatment, attracted by competent medical personnel and high quality facilities, and lead by Indonesians who make up 62% of Malaysia's medical tourists. The country generated MYR587 mn (USD150 mn) in healthcare travel revenue in Jan-Sep 2015. But the reality is many Malaysians, especially in rural areas, still lack access to quality healthcare. [image: Soft Adventure Tourism]

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China: Obesity 'explosion' in rural youth

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27-Apr-16 Obesity has rapidly increased in young rural Chinese, a study has warned, because of socioeconomic changes. Researchers found 17% of boys and 9% of girls under 19 were obese in 2014, up from 1% in 1985. The study said China's rapid socioeconomic and nutritional transition had led to an increase in energy intake and a decrease in physical activity. [image: AFP / Getty Images]

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