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China anti-corruption effort focuses on major medical institutions

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24-Feb-15 China's National Health & Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) Work Plan states that, in specific years during 2015-2017, 40+ listed large medical institutions will be inspected by regulators. Although larger medical institutions are the focus of this inspection campaign, the NHFPC Work Plan is aimed at sending a broader message to institutions and businesses in the healthcare sector throughout China. [image: Healthcare Law Insights]

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Singapore: Leveraging technology for dementia patients in Singapore

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23-Feb-15 A new nursing home in Singapore, Jade Circle, will leverage technology to provide 'person-centred' care. For instance, a multi-function wristband will enable residents to explore the facility, call for help, place meal orders and make appointments. Jade Circle will also deploy other new technologies including smart beds, assistive devices, mobile technologies and interactive applications. [image: Today]

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Colombia to regularise prices of medical devices

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20-Feb-15 Columbia has announced new price regulations for medical devices from Mar-15. Medicated coronary stents will be the first device to be affected, followed by cochlear implants, hearing aids and orthopedic devices. The move is expected to result in 36% reduction in prices and USD14 billion in annual savings for the national health system. [image: mashmedical]

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Telstra's investment in e-health tops AUD100 mn

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12-Feb-15 Telco giant Telstra's investments through its healthcare division have gone well beyond the $100 million mark. This includes acquisitions and joint ventures to provide technology solutions in telemedicine, aged and residential care, hospital, radiology and pathology and will help Telstra deliver a more integrated health system. Telstra Health has plans to buy more assets in the coming year. [image: B Busco_Getty Images]

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Thailand’s MOPH urges education to solve health professional shortage

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12-Feb-15 Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has established an agreement with the Prince of Songkla University (PSU) in Hat Yai on improving medical education to help solve shortages of healthcare professionals in rural areas. For example, Year 4-6 medical students will gain experience in community hospitals. The program will be extended to other hospitals of >90 beds. [image: NNT)

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