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Indonesian hospitals to get NEC mobile nursing technology

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05-Feb-16 NEC will implement its Bedside Nursing IT solution in selected hospitals in Indonesia as part of its ‘Solutions for Society’ initiative, starting with two hospitals and aiming to serve 10 within a few years. Nurses use a device such as a tablet to retrieve real-time data from the Hospital Information System, allowing them to provide more personalised and effective care. [image: Digital New Asia]

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Global healthcare industry to grow at 4.3%

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05-Feb-16 The global healthcare industry is estimated to grow at 4.3% from 2016 to 2019, according to Deloitte. The Middle East & Africa region is expected to report the fastest growth of 9.3%, followed by Asia at 6.6%. North America is forecast to grow at 4.8% and Latin America at 3.1%, while Western Europe is likely to grow at 1.4%. [image: Nova Ekonomija]

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Paediatricians in short supply in two-child China

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04-Feb-16 An acute shortage of doctors to treat children is taking a toll on public health services in China, and the recent policy shift to allow families to have two children will only make matters worse, say experts. The country has a shortfall of at least 200,000 paediatricians, said the National Health & Family Planning Commission. [image: Reuters]

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Emerging medtech hubs around the globe

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04-Feb-16 SThe US and Europe are the traditional leaders in medtech, but others are hot on their heels. China's market is expected to grow at 7.4% until 2019. Medtech companies in Mexico save 19% on manufacturing costs compared with the US. Turkey's industry is expected to grow at 8.5% until 2018, and Malaysia supplies 80% of the world market for catheters. [image: MD+DI]

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Italian health companies eye potential in China

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03-Feb-16 Italy's medical device companies are looking at the development potential in China, one of the markets where Italy's exports of medical devices have increased the most - by 24% in 2014 - with an export value of EUR310 mn (USD430 mn). Italian companies already present in China include DiaSorin, a biotech group specialized in in-vitro diagnostics. [image: Ambasciata d'Italia Pechino]

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