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Education improvement in China slows as provincial imbalance comes into focus

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20-Oct-15 By understanding how China’s demographic profile will change we can see the opportunities that may emerge in future years. Education is important as it influences not only the productivity of a worker but it also influences many aspects of society such as reducing the propensity to have more than one child, lifestyle choice and health. The challenge now is to reduce the differential between provinces. [image: Global Demographics]

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Telstra Health to buy EOS Technologies

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08-Oct-15 Telstra Health is set to acquire Silver Chain Group's technology arm EOS Technologies, developer of the ComCare community care management system. EOS Technologies will be integrated into Telstra’s HealthConnex business. "[This] will allow us to provide the best community care and residential aged care eHealth platform in Australia,” said Head of Provider Applications Michael Boyce. [image: HealthConnex]

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Hong Kong to keep medical staff on the job after retirement age

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16-Oct-15 Hong Kong's Hospital Authority has narrowly averted a specialist doctor manpower crisis by raising their retirement age from 60 to 65. Under a scheme costing HKD570 mn (USD74 mn), 60 out of 100 doctors who were to retire this year will continue their service. Serving 90% of patients with only 40% of doctors, Hong Kong's public hospitals are chronically understaffed. [image: SCMP]

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