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Lack of doctors in China hampers reform

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08-Oct-14 Up-and-coming private hospitals in China's overburdened healthcare system are trying to cure a shortage of doctors, which could dent healthcare reforms just as investors are becoming interested. Part of the problem is that most doctors need permission from the public hospitals that employ them before they can accept work in the private sector. (Image: China Daily)

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Online medical services gain popularity in China

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07-Oct-14 Online health is shaping up to be a hot new industry in China, as an increasing number of hospitals begin providing cyber services. According to Alibaba, 15 hospitals across China have joined the "Future Hospital" scheme initiated by its online payment platform Alipay. However it does not (yet) link up with China’s health insurance system. (Image: Alipay)

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Healthcare devices get smarter in China

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06-Oct-14 The CEOs of China’s iCareNewLife and Innospring have expressed optimism about smart health monitoring devices, especially in the maternal market, because Chinese parents arewilling to spend on their children's future, starting as early as pregnancy. The key is interaction between patients and machines, for example sharing babies' heartbeats on social media. (Image: Mobisante)

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