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Telehealth saves lives, saves costs in India

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12-Jul-16 India's National Health Mission has opted for emergency telehealth under the public-private partnership (PPP) model in Himachal Pradesh. Apollo TeleHealth centre is a first-of-its kind in such a remote location anywhere in the world, and has facilitated more than 3,000 tele-consults and provided emergency care to at least 200 people. [image: Hindustan Times]

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Korean hospitals eyeing Russian market

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12-Jul-16 Major hospitals in Korea's second largest city Busan - Dong-a University Hospital, Kangdong Hospital and CMS Korea - are visiting Russia to enter the market and entice Russian patients. The number of foreigners visiting Korea for medical treatment stood at 297,000 in 2015, up 11% from 2014. Russian patients accounted for 7% and Busan was their major destination. [image: Busan Medical Tourism]

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Answering healthcare challenges in the Philippines

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12-Jul-16 In the Philippines, the healthcare system is challenged by resource constraints, affordability and dated health IT systems. The Department of Health reports there are 10 hospital beds per 10,000 population - half the WHO recommended number. To address these challenges, the government has set goals complementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 in achieving good health and well-being. [image: Manila Bulletin]

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Public hospitals prepare for autonomy in Vietnam

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11-Jul-16 Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Health has encouraged public hospitals to begin preparing for full financial and managerial autonomy. Financial autonomy among hospitals is designed to help reduce state expenditures so that funds can be diverted to preventive medicine and targeted community-care programmes. [image: Phương Vy]

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China is catching up fast in medicine

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10-Jul-16 In a medical power shift in Asia, China is catching up fast with Korea and even Japan. Although it is still unclear how much money China spends on medical R&D, the country now makes up 20% of the world's total R&D expenditures, second only after the US (27%), according to the 2016 Science & Engineering Indicators report. [image: Korea Times / Jung Min-ho]

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