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Korean medical equipment makers putting up good show abroad

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20-May-15 Korean medical equipment makers have been increasing their exports, though growth has slowed due to exchange rates. Samsung Medison sold USD260 million in 2014, 14% growth over 2013; Vatech, a dental imaging player, raised its global market share to 10%, ranking fifth; and dental implant maker Ostem is now the largest implant manufacturer in China. [image: Business Korea]

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Price fix bid irks Thailand's private hospitals

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19-May-15 Private hospital operators in Thailand have urged the government to review price control measures amid complaints by patients about over-charging. The Department of Health Service Support met 30 private hospital representatives to find solutions after civic groups complained that patients were being overcharged for services and medicines. [image: Post Today / Bangkok Post]

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Hong Kong to spend on boosting health services, more beds

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18-May-15 Hong Kong's government is supporting a variety of capital works projects to help meet long-term healthcare needs. Capital expenditure for the projects under construction is estimated at over HKD80 billion, contributing to an increase of up to 2,800 beds. [image: News Gov HK]

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Shanghai Pharma teams up with JD.com to sell drugs online

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18-May-15 State-backed pharmaceutical group Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding has teamed up with e-commerce company JD.com to further tap China's booming online drug sales market. Shanghai Pharma will operate JD's online prescription drug sales platform under an exclusive agreement, and share drug-sales related data and resources. [image: Reuters]

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Cloud-hosted EMR launched in Australia

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18-May-15 Australian developers have launched a fully cloud-hosted electronic medical records system called Clinic to Cloud, aimed at specialist practices, and featuring access on mobile devices and a patient portal. “We believe the market is ready for a true cloud solution and we will be well received by... well-established specialists [and] new ones,” said CEO Rafic Habib. [image: Getty Images / Sean Gallup]

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