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Health Zones to facilitate health service reform in Thailand

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11-Mar-15 Thailand's Ministry of Public Health is setting up “Health Zones” in a reform of the country's health mechanisms aimed to reduce disparity and provide greater access. Each zone has a committee to manage finance, workforce and other resources, and to link together local health services, from primary care to highly specialized care in various local facilities. [image: The Nation]

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Telus remote monitoring system installed in Australia

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10-Mar-15 Hills Health Solutions has signed an agreement with Canadian telehealth and home care monitoring vendor Telus Health Solutions to bring its remote patient monitoring system to Australia and New Zealand. The solution allows hospitals to monitor patients with chronic conditions remotely, and to help prevent readmissions and discharge patients earlier. [images: Izabela Habur / gettyimages]

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Doctors in Vietnam urge correct use of medicines

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10-Mar-15 The over-use of antibiotics stemming from both healthcare providers and patients, low-quality antibiotics and incorrect dosages have led to a serious increase in antibiotic resistance in Vietnam. As a result, healthcare costs and treatment times have both risen. Doctors are urging correct use of medicines to avoid an escalation in diseases such as pneumonia. [image: Vietnam News]

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Chronic disease self-management is the norm in China

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10-Mar-15 The connectivity of chronic disease patients discharged from hospital to their healthcare professional in China is virtually non-existent. Third-party websites are now emerging to fill this gap, but until healthcare reform starts to address patient care outside the hospital by funding disease management programs, patient self-management will remain critical. [image: eyeforpharma]

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Wearable technology transit cards on Beijing metro

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21-Feb-15 Wearable technology has arrived for Beijing commuters in the form of a wrist strap that doubles as a transit card and health monitor. They also provide health-related recommendations. The new contactless cards can be connected to mobile phones wirelessly, and are expected to be rolled out to 400 cities across the country. [image: Malaymail Online]

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