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Taiwan seniors' healthcare costs 3 x average

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08-Oct-15 The average amount spent on medical expenses in Taiwan for people aged 65+ was nearly three times the national average in 2014. People aged 51-64 had average medical expenses of NT$36,274 (USD1,100), compared with NT$7,069 (USD214) for people aged 7-18. The figures are based on the amount spent to reimburse medical institutions under the country's universal health insurance program. [image: Want China Times]

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China to spend USD1.5b on hospital reform in 2016

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08-Oct-15 China will spend RMB9.8 bn (USD1.54 bn) to subsidise public hospital reform in 2016, the Ministry of Finance said. China's healthcare reform drive is facing a number of obstacles, including a perceived lack of support from central government and challenges of private firms working within the huge, fragmented public sector. [image: AFP / Ed Jones]

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Portea Medical augments India's home healthcare market

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08-Oct-15 Increasing chronic lifestyle diseases in India and the need to access healthcare at home has enabled Portea Medical, a home healthcare start-up, to establish a presence across 24 cities in India and four cities in Malaysia. Nearly 3,000 staff handle 60,000 visits per month, making Portea the largest player in the sector. [image: ehealth]

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Thonburi Group makes China deals

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07-Oct-15 Thonburi Hospital Group (THG) has expanded its presence in China through two USD800 mn investments with three Chinese firms in recent weeks. In 2013-14, THG entered into JVs in Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hainan and Kunming, investing USD2 bn, but in a new strategy it will now find local partners for each part of China in order to expand more rapidly. [image: The Nation]

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Philips in India digital healthcare push

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26-Sep-15 Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) CEO M R Srinivas Prasad said India should use its digital power to cater to the healthcare sector. “Philips has embarked to apply mobile, digital and cloud technologies to improve patient outcomes through care co-ordination and patient empowerment,” he said. PIC unveiled mobile obstetrical monitoring, which remotely monitors pregnant women. [image: Deccan Herald]

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