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Telemedicine becoming a hot issue in MERS-stricken Korea

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22-Jun-15 The spread of MERS in Korea is arousing controversy over telemedicine. Medical exams and prescriptions by phone are currently illegal, and some healthcare organizations are claiming that the government illegally allowed the temporarily closed Samsung Medical Center to prescribe via telemedicine, despite the lack of proof of safety and effectiveness. [image: Business Korea]

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Philippines tests health app for remote islands

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19-Jun-15 The Philippines is testing a locally-developed app that will improve delivery of health services to hundreds of remote island communities. Using the app, a town's health officer can upload medical records and clinical information, which can then be viewed from anywhere by a doctor. If successful, about 450 remote towns will get their own tablets to use the app. [image: Yahoo News]

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Healthcare jobs on the rise in Australia

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18-Jun-15 The Australian jobs market is looking rosy for nurses, doctors, scientists and admin staff. Detailed labour force figures show an extra 69,100 healthcare jobs were added in the three months to May, followed by another 38,000 professional and scientific services jobs and 24,300 administration and support roles. [image: My Electrical Community]

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China-Australia FTA opens up investor access

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18-Jun-15 The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was officially signed on 17-Jun-15. ChAFTA increases Australian investors’ ability to own medical facilities either wholly or by majority JV, enables some Australian physicians to offer services in China, permits wholly Australian-owned aged care institutions, and promotes cooperation in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. [image: The Conversation]

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