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Macau hopes to digitise patient records in 2016

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24-Apr-15 The Macanese government will look into starting an electronic patient record system in 2016, Carlos Leong Kei Hong, who heads the Health Bureau’s (SSM) Organisation and IT Department, said. The bureau has also been in talks with local hospitals to come up with a unified format for the records. [image: Macau News]

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Brazil improves health data interoperability

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22-Apr-15 In the world's largest enterprise master person index (EMPI) implementation, Brazil's Ministry of Health has deployed Oracle Healthcare Master Person Index to advance nationwide e-health initiatives. In order to create a national electronic health record system and health information exchanges that serve every resident, the Ministry must first ensure health data interoperability. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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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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