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China to boost nonprofit TCM services

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28-Nov-15 China is planning more and better non-profit hospitals specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine in a bid to develop rapidly the country's TCM industry. A comprehensive reform will focus on state-owned TCM hospitals at county and city levels while helping them to "better serve the people," according to the National Health & Family Planning Commission and the State Administration of TCM. [image: China Daily]

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Brazil medical equipment consumption down 4%

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27-Nov-15 Medical equipment consumption in Brazil was down by 4.4% year on year in the first nine months of 2015, according to the Brazilian health innovation companies alliance Abiis. Domestic production increased 5.1% while imports decreased to 9.2% as the USD exchange rate affected the affordability of imports. [image: MD&M Brazil]

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Vietnam launches online drug registration services

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27-Nov-15 The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAVN) launched online public services 'Level 4' in Nov-15, to help pharmaceutical firms register drug and medicine prices. The system enables companies to submit documents, pay fees, check the progress of document processing, and receive results online, from the beginning of 2016. [image: VNA]

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Indonesia’s Lippo group ventures into online healthcare

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27-Nov-15 Beritasatu Media, part of Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group, is developing a mobile app called 1Health that will allow users to consult with doctors remotely. “1Health is a portal to educate people on health issues but… we want to offer services where people can consult doctors with an appointment or through video conference,” said Irwan Hartanto, COO of 1Health. [image: Beritasatu Media Holdings]

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Practo launches customized app for specialist doctors

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26-Nov-15 Indian health tech startup Practo has launched a customized app for physicians, paediatricians and dentists that will allow them digitally to prescribe laboratory tests and check results in real time. The app, Practo Ray, also includes a database of nearly 100,000 commonly prescribed medicines. [image: The Economic Times]

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