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Reducing cost of healthcare through innovative technologies in Vietnam

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11-Nov-14 From 2006 to 2020 the Vietnamese government is expected to spend USD1.8 billion on 57 new hospitals, clinics and healthcare centres. Private investors are also building hospitals to help meet rising demand. New technologies are expected to play a significant role in solving the country’s healthcare challenges and controlling costs. [image: Vietnam Investment Review]

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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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