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Singapore telehealth pilot shows potential to cut heart patient readmissions by 60%

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22-Apr-15 Demand for hospital beds in Singapore is growing faster than supply, so the government has trialled a telehealth system in which patients took basic healthcare measurements at home and shared them remotely with their doctors. The pilot showed the potential to cut readmission of heart failure patients by about two thirds due to better monitoring. [image: Future Gov]

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This $4.5 trillion problem could rattle Indonesia

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20-Apr-15 Ageing and rapid urbanisation mean that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) could cost Indonesia as much as USD4.5 trillion from 2012 to 2030, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned. That's more than five times Indonesia's 2012 GDP. [image: Himawan Listya Nugraha/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images]

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Malaysia honoured as best medical travel destination

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19-Apr-15 Malaysia has been honoured as the Medical Travel Destination of the Year at the International Medical Travel Journal Awards in London. The judges selected Malaysia as the top medical travel destination based on its promotion of medical tourism, high patient satisfaction and coordinated activities to bolster the sector. [image: Air Asia]

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