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Chinese embrace online healthcare

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19-Jul-16 Chinese people, now becoming increasingly tech-savvy, are embracing Internet-based medical care, according to a recent survey by Accenture. 70% had opted for online medical services via a mobile app or WeChat. 75% had searched for medication and information on medication online. Up to 60% said they had used “online doctor” consulting services. [image: Long Wei / China Daily]

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Singapore hospital finds way to keep patients at home

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16-Jul-16 Singapore's Tan Tock Seng Hospital has cut A&E visits by frequent hospital-goers by a third. This reduction was achieved through comprehensive post-discharge medical care from the hospital's Virtual Hospital team, which provides care and advice via phone, or visits patients in their own homes. [image: MIMS]

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Pfizer's Russia deal shows country still open

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14-Jul-16 US multinational drug maker Pfizer is laying down a new foundation in Russia, with a JV to produce pharmaceuticals domestically. Pfizer’s announcement is a plus for Russian businesses, and for sentiment, insofar as it shows the country is still open to Western-backed multinationals. [image: Don Emmert / AFP / Getty Images]

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Polycom’s telemedicine launched in Vietnam

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13-Jul-16 The Department of Health in Vietnam's province of Quang Ninh has launched a provincial telehealth network to extend critical healthcare services to rural and remote communities and increase remote connection between doctors and patients. Polycom’s video collaboration technology enables consultations and follow-up care for patients hundreds of kilometres away, improved training and collaboration for doctors in remote areas. [image: Baomoi]

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Latin America: A popular destination for aesthetic procedures

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13-Jul-16 Latin America has become a hot spot for aesthetic procedures. American patients can save 20-80% of the total cost of aesthetic procedures in Latin America. Brazil occupies the top position. Colombia has witnessed a big hike in the number of plastic surgeries on foreigners, Mexico is also among the top five destinations, and Argentina welcomes around 14,000 foreign patients annually. [image: DPS]

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