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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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