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How hospitals are getting smarter in China

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06-Aug-15 Queues in China’s overcrowded hospitals are notoriously long, but mobile apps and technology are solving the problem as the country introduces more “smart” hospitals. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Health & Family Planning said yesterday that the capital’s top-level hospitals will offer patients access to mobile payment services by the end of 2017. [image: Ecns]

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Parkway buys majority stake in India’s Global Hospitals

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05-Aug-15 Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Parkway Holdings, is reported to have acquired a 74% stake in Hyderabad-based Global Hospitals Group for an equity value of INR1,800 crore (USD277 mn). in March 2015 IHH acquired a 51% stake in Hyderabad-based Continental Hospitals. It also already owns a 10.5% stake in India’s Apollo Hospitals. [image: IHH Healthcare Berhad]

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Health spending below target in Philippines

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04-Aug-15 The Philippines has failed to meet five of its eight healthcare financing targets indicators. Data from the National Health Accounts showed missed targets for government share of spending on health, out-of-pocket health spending, local government share of spending, local government public health spending, and PhilHealth share of spending. 68% of total health spending was privately financed. [image: Health Market Innovations]

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