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China is getting an mHealth innovation center

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10-Nov-14 Qualcomm and The George Institute for Global Health are collaborating on the creation of the China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) to support the Chinese government's goal of improving community healthcare. One of its goals will be to target the 10 leading causes of premature death and disability in China. [image: MedCityNews / Ohmega1982]

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Taiwan to cultivate world-class medical equipment firms

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10-Nov-14 At a recent Bio Taiwan Commission meeting, it was announced that the government plans to cultivate at least two flagship medical equipment firms on the island. Each company is hoped to generate revenues over USD330 million. The government also wants to shape Taiwan into a clinical trial hub for Asia. [image: CENS]

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China’s Guangdong Hospitals Network aims for 10,000 access points

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27-Oct-14 The “Online Hospitals Network” in China’s Guangdong Province has been officially launched in the Guangdong No.2 Provincial People’s Hospital, the first to be authorised by the NHFPC to operate as an online hospital. Patients can use connected local treatment centres or pharmacies to receive a video diagnosis. (Article in Mandarin.) [image: Online Journal of Space Communication]

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Philippine startup takes on global radiologist shortage

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08-Nov-14 Radiologists are hard to find in many places, and demographic trends in developing countries are only likely to exacerbate the talent gap. Lifetrack Medical Systems, a digital healthcare startup in the Philippines, wants to improve the situation by providing tele-radiology services that enable remote reading of medical images. [image: Forbes]

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Startups bring healthcare to India’s doorsteps

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04-Nov-14 While home based care for the elderly has been available for years, start-ups are now paving the way to a more specialised home-based care model. Apart from geriatric care, these ventures are providing speciality care integrated with technology and customised packages. [image: Pippa Ranger Department for International Development]

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