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‘Hospital At Home’ program introduced in HCMC

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23-Jul-15 The ‘Hospital At Home’ program has recently become more popular in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, thanks to the participation of four public hospitals. The public infirmaries now also offer the service to provide care and brief diagnoses at home for elderly patients and those who have difficulty walking. Each health check costs from VND150k (USD7) to VND500k (USD23). [image: Tuoi Tre News]

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Australian mobile app uses sound to diagnose respiratory conditions

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22-Jul-15 A mobile application developed by the University of Queensland that uses sound alone to diagnose respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and asthma has recently been commercialised by spin-off company ResApp, which was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in Jul-15. The new diagnostic tool will allow doctors to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases via a smartphone application. [image: Medical Press]

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UPMC makes progress on international medical center in China

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22-Jul-15 Under a collaborative agreement, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is one step closer to opening an international medical center in Changsha, China. In Aug-14 UPMC announced a five-year agreement to open the 3,500 bed Xiangya International Medical Center. So far, four floors of the building have been renovated, and UPMC has also trained staff in customer service, infection control and other areas. [image: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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Malaysia, the ASEAN medical device manufacturing hub?

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14-Jul-15 Malaysia is being positioned the ASEAN hub of medical device manufacturing. It hosts more than 190 medical device manufacturers with investments worth RM13.2 bn (USD3.5 bn), including Ansell, Ambu, Bard, B.Braun, Haemonetics and St. Jude. The industry has been identified as one of five intended to re-energise the manufacturing sector. [image: Site Selection]

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