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AIA, Konica Minolta launch digital health accelerator in Singapore

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16-Nov-15 AIA Group and Konica Minolta have launched a 'Digital Health Accelerator' in Singapore. The programme supports entrepreneurs and businesses to deliver innovative solutions through integrating data with healthcare delivery. 'Digital Health' is a promising growth segment, as innovative solutions empower people to manage their health using sensors, data and imaging that are now within the consumer ecosystem. [image: Konica Minolta]

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China’s first listed psychiatric hospital set to break taboo

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20-Nov-15 China’s first listed psychiatric hospital is on track to break the mental-health taboo in a country where such illnesses are still stigmatised by traditional perceptions. Due to begin trading on 27-Nov-15, privately-owned Wenzhou Kangning Hospital is set to raise HKD681 million in a Hong Kong IPO. [image: SCMP / Bruce Yan]

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Bengal to recruit thousands for specialist hospitals

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13-Nov-15 As the countdown for elections in 2016 in Bengal begins, the government is to showcase the 40 superspecialist hospitals that are coming up. The health department has decided to recruit 10,000 doctors, nurses and technicians for these hospitals. "The state healthcare system will collapse following the government's policy," said Dr Satyajit Chakraborty, secretary of the Association of Health Service Doctors (AHSD). [image: Yahoo India]

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Myanmar introduces drug tenders for public hospitals

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12-Nov-15 Myanmar's public hospitals are now permitted to procure pharmaceuticals through a tender system. In 2014, the volume of drugs available at public hospitals was 35 times higher than in 2011. The tender system is expected to reduce the surpluses and shortages that were common under the former rationing system. [image: Taipei Times]

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Hypertension the most common diagnosis in India

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12-Nov-15 One of the largest and first-of-its kind studies to assess ‘What Ails India’ has found that fever is the most common reason for patients to visit doctors. The study, based on analyses of 554,146 ailments reported in 204,912 patient visits has also revealed that hypertension is the most common diagnosis reported by physicians in India. [image: The Indian Express]

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