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Alibaba launches medical business in China

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12-Nov-14 Alibaba has realised its ambition of expanding into the health sector with the launch of Alibaba Health Information Technology, in Oct-14. The newly formed unit was previously Citic 21CN, a company acquired by Alibaba earlier this year. Its drug coding system is seen as the most important asset for Alibaba. [image: Want China Times]

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Turkey builds hospital mega-complex

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07-Nov-14 Turkey’s population is already over 74 million and growing, meaning the need to upgrade build new healthcare facilities is very real. There are currently 36 facilities under development, with the giant Bilkent Healthcare Campus in Ankara earmarked as the flagship project. It will be one of the largest hospital complexes in the world, housing 1,300 doctors. [Image: CNN]

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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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