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China to streamline imports of US medical devices

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15-Apr-15 Chinese trade officials said recently China will streamline regulations on the entry of medical devices and pharmaceuticals from the United States. The promises from Chinese regulators about the medical device and pharmaceutical industries are expected to lead to an increase in US exports and US jobs in these two sectors. [image: Securing Industry]

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Singapore nursing homes join forces to boost care with technology

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14-Apr-15 Five nursing homes in Singapore have banded together to buy in bulk machines that can measure various vital signs simultaneously, such as oxygen levels, temperature, blood pressure and pulse rate. The readings are transmitted automatically to a new IT system adopted by more nursing homes, to replace laborious paper records. [image: Straits Times]

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Shanghai residents cite long queues as top grievance

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08-Apr-15 According to a survey conducted by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and Fudan University, local residents identified long queues, unnecessary tests and expensive prescription medicines as the biggest problems with the city’s health services. [image: Shanghai Daily]

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Laos aims to improve healthcare staffing by 2020

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07-Apr-15 Laos' health network extends throughout 90% of the country with 130 district hospitals and 16 provincial hospitals. By 2020, the Ministry of Health aims to improve staffing at district health centres both in terms of quality and quantity, and to provide enough nurses, midwives or birth attendants for pregnant women in rural areas. [image: Lao Voices]

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