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Australia's 2015 Budget fails to restore funding for public hospitals

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12-May-15 Australia's 2015 Budget has failed to address the cuts to public hospital funding made by the government in 2014. “In the 2014 Budget, the government rescinded AUD57 billion in funding that was to go to fund essential hospital services, and that had been agreed through bipartisan negotiations,” said Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive, Alison Verhoeven. [image: Hospital and Agedcare]

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Device companies launch Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association

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24-Apr-15 Industry players are teaming up to create the first medical device industry association focused solely on Asia. The member companies of the just-launched Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) include Abbott, Baxter, B. Braun, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, Siemens, Stryker and Zimmer. [image: APACMed]

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Nine healthcare developments to watch in Latin America

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01-May-15 Latin America's healthcare market is evolving in ways that present new opportunities for foreign firms willing to invest in the region. Four key themes driving changes are demographic shifts, chronic diseases, technology innovations and policy changes. Five key opportunities include rapid pharma sales growth, increasing dominance of generics, consolidation of pharmacies, over 16,000 hospitals, and unchallenged demand for imported med tech. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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mClinica enters the doctor’s office with strategic investment in Medix

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21-Apr-15 Singapore-based healthtech start-up mClinica has acquired a stake in cloud-based clinic management service Medix for an undisclosed sum. By partnering with mClinica, which maintains digital networks of pharmacies across Asia, Medix will gain operational expertise and access to mClinica’s client base, which includes some of the world’s largest healthcare companies. [image: Tech In Asia]

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