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Telus remote monitoring system installed in Australia

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10-Mar-15 Hills Health Solutions has signed an agreement with Canadian telehealth and home care monitoring vendor Telus Health Solutions to bring its remote patient monitoring system to Australia and New Zealand. The solution allows hospitals to monitor patients with chronic conditions remotely, and to help prevent readmissions and discharge patients earlier. [images: Izabela Habur / gettyimages]

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Doctors in Vietnam urge correct use of medicines

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10-Mar-15 The over-use of antibiotics stemming from both healthcare providers and patients, low-quality antibiotics and incorrect dosages have led to a serious increase in antibiotic resistance in Vietnam. As a result, healthcare costs and treatment times have both risen. Doctors are urging correct use of medicines to avoid an escalation in diseases such as pneumonia. [image: Vietnam News]

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Chronic disease self-management is the norm in China

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10-Mar-15 The connectivity of chronic disease patients discharged from hospital to their healthcare professional in China is virtually non-existent. Third-party websites are now emerging to fill this gap, but until healthcare reform starts to address patient care outside the hospital by funding disease management programs, patient self-management will remain critical. [image: eyeforpharma]

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Middle East welcomes Korean doctors, medicine

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05-Mar-15 Thanks to the Korean President’s recent trip to the Middle East, four Korean pharma companies signed MOUs with Saudi firm Sudair Pharmaceutical, in deals worth about $182 million. Yonsei University Severance Hospital and Korea’s Green Cross Laboratories also signed deals with Saudi hospital operators. Korea has become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations for Middle Eastern countries. [image: Business Korea]

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