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Telstra goes live with 'doc around the clock'

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02-Jul-15 Telstra Health has gone live with its ReadyCare telemedicine service, offering phone and video consultations with Australian GPs 24 hours a day. A JV with Swiss telemedicine provider Medgate, ReadyCare is initially targeted at health funds, mining companies, state governments and corporates. It has signed its first big contract with travel insurance firm Cover-More, which handles 35,000 medical episodes annually. [image: Gettty Images]

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The China FTA a tonic for Australia's healthcare operators

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17-Jul-15 The China-Australia free trade agreement has opened doors to Australian healthcare providers. However, taking advantage of the opportunities requires careful planning. It is important to get advice about regulations on health and aged care. There are potential benefits in partnering with a Chinese company. It is also imperative to seek advice on investment structure. Tax is another significant consideration. [image: ABC]

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mHealth information for all: a global challenge

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15-Jul-15 A survey of 1,700 mHealth projects shows that none provide actionable, offline guidance for the user addressing acute situations in low-resource settings. The opportunity for mHealth is constrained by three challenges: Lack of smartphones; shortage of appropriate content; and getting content onto devices. Collaboration between content providers, phone manufacturers, network operators, application developers and international health organisations is needed. [image: United Nations Foundation]

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