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Cloud-hosted EMR launched in Australia

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18-May-15 Australian developers have launched a fully cloud-hosted electronic medical records system called Clinic to Cloud, aimed at specialist practices, and featuring access on mobile devices and a patient portal. “We believe the market is ready for a true cloud solution and we will be well received by... well-established specialists [and] new ones,” said CEO Rafic Habib. [image: Getty Images / Sean Gallup]

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Ramsay Health Care in Western China hospital joint venture

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16-May-15 Ramsay Health Care will enter the Western China market through its partnership company Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, which has signed a JV with hospital operator Chengdu Jinxin Healthcare Investment Management Group Ltd. The JV's five hospitals with about 2,300 beds will focus on women’s health, mental health and TCM. [image: Ramsay Sime Darby]

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Thailand will curb medicine prices to rein in healthcare costs

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16-May-15 The Thai government is looking at reining in skyrocketing healthcare costs at private hospitals by controlling the price of medicines and hospital services. Private hospitals will also be required to post the price of drugs and services on their websites and other channels so patients are informed in advance before commencing treatment. [image: The Nation]

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India okays plan to monitor medical device safety

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16-May-15 After several horrific cases of malfunctioning medical devices, India's health ministry has approved a materio vigilance program in an effort to ensure safety. Despite being a USD3.1 bn market, India has no system for registering adverse events or tracking safety records. The proposed plan envisages a nation-wide programme involving district hospitals, medical colleges and corporate hospitals. [image: Health Technology]

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