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For the Middle East, Big Data is a big deal

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28-Jan-15 In the Middle East & Africa non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are predicted to cost over USD68 billion by 2022, and by 2030 almost 80% of deaths will result from NCDs. The region is lagging behind on gathering and sharing clinical data. However, linking patients, doctors and hospital equipment using Big Data could bring quality healthcare much closer to home for all in the Middle East. [image: The Pulse / GE Healthcare]

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Turkey pushes for higher foreign patient numbers

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28-Jan-15 Turkey continues to assert its dominance as a major medical tourism destination, with a record 360,000 foreign patients visiting the country in 2014, up from 308,000 in 2013. A further 100,000 received treatment as outpatients. Turkey’s long hot season, international travel connections and low cost healthcare all help to draw in medical tourists. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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