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More measures expected in China’s healthcare reform

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17-Oct-14 Over the past five years the Chinese government invested USD371 billion on healthcare incentives, but while these measures are important and necessary, they have not yet been sufficient to address all the key issues. One such issue is guiding patient flows to avoid overloading big hospitals. [image: frog healthcare group / design mind]

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Health data to be available across government hospitals in India

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16-Oct-14 India’s Health Department has started the process of digitalising medical records at government hospitals. “If you are examined at one hospital, the results of these tests will be available to the other hospitals where the patient goes for follow-up treatment,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister UT Khader. [image: Plessey]

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Chinese companies in late push into wearables

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16-Oct-14 Tech giants like Google, Apple and Samsung began making inroads into wearable technology years ago. Now, Chinese players like Xiaomi, ZTE, Baidu and Huawei have joined the fray. It is estimated that 40 million wearable devices will be sold in China in 2015 and the market will be worth over RMB11 billion. [image: Caixin Online]

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Latin America fuels growth for medical device companies

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14-Oct-14 Medical device companies will see growing opportunities in Latin America in the next five years as spending power increases, Jim Hogan, president of Medtronic Latin America has said. Opportunities lie not only in selling to these countries, but expanding infrastructure that allows wider access to healthcare. [image: South Florida Business Journal / Celia Ampel]

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Vietnam preps for medical makeover

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14-Oct-14 While Vietnam's medical spending is the highest in Southeast Asia, it hasn't kept up with demand for quality and timely medical care. The government is now welcoming international firms to fill that void, promising no restrictions on qualified foreign doctors to practice in Vietnam. [image: Reuters/Kham]

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