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Why Raffles Med has no problem securing medical talent in China

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08-Jun-16 Foreign hospitals operators in China are afraid of the “red envelope” practice which makes it difficult to secure medical talent. However, this is not a problem for Raffles Medical Group. “Measures such as sending Singapore-based doctors to China or placing Singapore practitioners on medical leadership positions in its newly set-up hospital can ensure high RMG standards remain intact”. [image: Yahoo! / Raffles Hospital]

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Is your country ready to go high tech in healthcare?

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08-Jun-16 A new global survey of patients and doctors by Philips shows that emerging economies are poised to adopt new technology, led by UAE and China. Australia comes in 4th and the US 6th. At the bottom of the report is Japan, where strict regulation and a lack of oversight have made the healthcare system less efficient. [image: UIG / Getty Images]

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Telenor launches a digital health service for emerging markets

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07-Jun-16 Telecom giant Telenor has launched Tonic, an mHealth service that provides basic medical information as well as more sophisticated services. Tonic has launched first in Bangladesh. Tonic is aiming to capitalize on the widespread adoption of mobile devices to enable new levels of access to healthcare among the 120 million estimated phone owners. [image: TechCrunch]

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Telemedicine struggles for support in Korea

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07-Jun-16 Korea is pushing ahead with a nationwide telemedicine platform despite strong opposition from doctors. Korea revised its Medicine Law in 2002 to allow only telemedicine consults between clinicians, preventing them from treating patients. In renewing the call for a national platform, officials said the service would be limited to “residents with specific medical, social or geographic conditions.” [image: mHealth Intelligence]

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Hospital costs to rise in Vietnam

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07-Jun-16 From Aug-16 to Jan-17, there will be five increases to hospital charges in Vietnam. Hospitals are not to collect extra money from patients, except for the gap in insurance coverage. Charges must be based on market demand, not on revenue targets. Hospitals must also spend at least 5% of their revenue on improving medical services. [image: Duc Anh]

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