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Peking University establishes national medical data center

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28-May-15 A national medical data center has been established in Peking University to provide state-of-the-art analysis. The center was co-founded by the National Health & Family Planning Commission and Peking University, with the intention of building a health information system that will improve health services and administration. [image: CFP].

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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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