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Vietnam plans to extend health cover to 75%

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05-Mar-15 Vietnam hopes to achieve 75% health insurance coverage this year and 80% by 2020, up from 72% in 2014. The 2014 target mandated by the National Assembly was originally 75%. The government is also making strong efforts to relieve overloading on hospitals by improving healthcare administration. [image: The Voice of Vietnam]

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HK govt increases budget allocation for healthcare

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03-Mar-15 Hong Kong will continue to increase healthcare spending. In the 2015-16 budget, allocation to the Hospital Authority will increase nearly 50%. Financial Secretary John Tsang said the growth of the elderly population will push up demand for healthcare. He said the government will carry out projects to provide an additional 2,000 beds. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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China unveils plans for national telemedicine network

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16-Feb-15 In January 2015 China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published an ambitious plan to build a uniform national telemedicine network. The document is a visionary 200-page blueprint for the creation of an interoperable, uniform service network, designed to allow patients and medical institutions to enjoy seamless telemedicine services anywhere in China. [image: Health Care Law Today]

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Singapore: Big data making a great difference in healthcare

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28-Feb-15 The use of big data to derive insights for better decision-making is slowly changing healthcare in Singapore. With more available data, software and expertise, hospitals have been able to take on increasingly complex problems, analysing workloads, categorising patients by medical history and their outcomes, and identifying the best groups to target for various programmes. [image: Today]

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Samsung launches R&D center in Turkey

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26-Feb-15 South Korean electronics giant Samsung has set up an R&D center in Turkey in cooperation with local tech firm Semper-Tech. The facility will conduct R&D on next-generation wireless technologies with a particular focus on healthcare and educational software. [image: Samsung]

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