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China unveils plans for national telemedicine network

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16-Feb-15 In January 2015 China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published an ambitious plan to build a uniform national telemedicine network. The document is a visionary 200-page blueprint for the creation of an interoperable, uniform service network, designed to allow patients and medical institutions to enjoy seamless telemedicine services anywhere in China. [image: Health Care Law Today]

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Singapore: Big data making a great difference in healthcare

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28-Feb-15 The use of big data to derive insights for better decision-making is slowly changing healthcare in Singapore. With more available data, software and expertise, hospitals have been able to take on increasingly complex problems, analysing workloads, categorising patients by medical history and their outcomes, and identifying the best groups to target for various programmes. [image: Today]

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Southeast Asian hospitals are seeking new markets

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26-Feb-15 The current growth of medical tourism is not stopping Southeast Asian hospitals from thinking about future business. Many are looking beyond their borders in the search of new sources of revenue. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Thailand's largest private hospital operator, recently opened its third institution in the only foreign country that it operates in, Cambodia. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Mexico is an attractive choice for manufacturing medical devices

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26-Feb-15 Mexico is the fifth largest exporter of medical devices globally. The country has the advantage of proximity to the US and 20% lower manufacturing costs than other leading manufacturing nations. Since financial norms emphasize cost reduction for suppliers to OEMs in the medical device industry, Mexico is emerging as a striking choice for mid-sized companies. [image: U-T San Diego]

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