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Healthcare link urged in China

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23-Jun-16 Internet firms, medical hardware makers and medical service providers should collaborate to provide an integrated service for patients and stakeholders in healthcare. Li Tiantian, founder of Hangzhou-based healthcare service group Dingxiangyuan, said mobile healthcare should be better promoted in community healthcare service centers to connect other players in the industry. [image: SCMP]

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China targets ‘excessive’ prescriptions and tests

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22-Jun-16 Public hospitals in China are facing tougher scrutiny over prescriptions and tests as Beijing tries to find ways to cut costs and keep spending growth below 10%. A directive by the NHFPC aimed at controlling spending calls on its provincial and municipal branches to convey budget goals to public hospitals and establish a system for overseeing health care expenses. [image: South China Morning Post]

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Fullerton Health in proposed Singapore listing

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11-May-16 In what could be one of Singapore's biggest IPOs in more than a year, managed healthcare provider Fullerton Health is said to be seeking to raise some SGD300 mn. The group - which owns 200 clinics and facilities - is understood to have a capitalisation of SGD1.5 bn, making it the third largest healthcare outfit after IHH and Raffles. [image: Bloomberg]

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Hospitals fail to gain effective IT access in Vietnam

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21-Jun-16 Most hospitals in Vietnam have failed to access information technology effectively as they don’t have appropriate software to satisfy their demands. Information technology is mainly applied at provincial and central level hospitals, resulting in independent databases, inopportune software upgrades and mistakes in handling health insurance payments. [image: Vietnam +]

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Hong Kong to launch training to cut medical blunders

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20-Jun-16 Initiatives to reduce medical blunders in public hospitals are in the pipeline as Hong Kong's Hospital Authority identified some 30 types of mistakes most commonly made. Chairman Professor John Leong Chi-yan said regular forums would be organised for junior doctors, targeting tools left inside patients’ bodies, the wrong dose of medicine, and operations on the wrong side of a patient. [image: South China Morning Post]

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