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Indonesia’s plan for a healthcare growth spurt

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24-Feb-15 GE Healthcare will double the size of its local healthcare team in ASEAN by the end of 2015. In Indonesia, its strategy is to increase access to higher quality healthcare, while reducing costs for patients, by developing innovative solutions designed specifically for the primary care market, and with the Indonesian user in mind. [image: The Pulse / GE Healthcare]

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China anti-corruption effort focuses on major medical institutions

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24-Feb-15 China's National Health & Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) Work Plan states that, in specific years during 2015-2017, 40+ listed large medical institutions will be inspected by regulators. Although larger medical institutions are the focus of this inspection campaign, the NHFPC Work Plan is aimed at sending a broader message to institutions and businesses in the healthcare sector throughout China. [image: Healthcare Law Insights]

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Singapore: Leveraging technology for dementia patients in Singapore

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23-Feb-15 A new nursing home in Singapore, Jade Circle, will leverage technology to provide 'person-centred' care. For instance, a multi-function wristband will enable residents to explore the facility, call for help, place meal orders and make appointments. Jade Circle will also deploy other new technologies including smart beds, assistive devices, mobile technologies and interactive applications. [image: Today]

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Colombia to regularise prices of medical devices

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20-Feb-15 Columbia has announced new price regulations for medical devices from Mar-15. Medicated coronary stents will be the first device to be affected, followed by cochlear implants, hearing aids and orthopedic devices. The move is expected to result in 36% reduction in prices and USD14 billion in annual savings for the national health system. [image: mashmedical]

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Telstra's investment in e-health tops AUD100 mn

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12-Feb-15 Telco giant Telstra's investments through its healthcare division have gone well beyond the $100 million mark. This includes acquisitions and joint ventures to provide technology solutions in telemedicine, aged and residential care, hospital, radiology and pathology and will help Telstra deliver a more integrated health system. Telstra Health has plans to buy more assets in the coming year. [image: B Busco_Getty Images]

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