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EMRs still difficult to use but becoming more routine, Australian doctors say

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27-May-15 Most Australian doctors believe they are more proficient in using electronic medical or health records than they were two years ago even though half consider their system hard to use, a new survey shows. However, 45% per cent believe that the increased use of technology has decreased the amount of time they spend with patients. [image: Getty Images]

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China hikes registration fees for drugs, medical devices

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27-May-15 China's drug regulator (CFDA) has raised steeply the fees required to register drugs and medical devices in the world's second-biggest pharmaceutical market, as a lack of resources and expertise hinders its ability to process the rising number of applications. The fee for registering a new locally-made drug will soar to RMB624,000 (USD101,000) compared with just RMB35,000 in 2013. [image: Pharma Logic Solutions].

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Samsung to strengthen fitness app S Health

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22-May-15 Samsung has unveiled a new version of its S Health app, capable of measuring heart rate and oxygen saturation. An oxygen saturation-measuring device used to be classified as a medical device. Jointly created by US health insurance service company Cigna, the fitness app provides a customized health management system to users. [image: Business Korea]

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Foreign players can now invest in Punjab’s health sector

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21-May-15 The Punjab Cabinet in India has given the nod to foreign players to invest in the healthcare sector, including setting up hospitals in the upcoming Medicity project at Mullanpur in Mohali. The amended policy allows 100% owned subsidiaries, and JVs by foreign health institutions. [image: The First Mail]

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Malaysia to get more doctors over the next five years

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21-May-15 The 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) has an ambitious target of a 1:400 doctor to population ratio by 2020. The plan will also see the ratio of hospital beds reach 2.3 per 1,000, enabling more people to have access to quality healthcare, either in public or private facilities. [image: Free Malaysia Today]

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