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Now is the right time for healthcare technology in the Arabian Gulf

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Nov-14 Health services in the Arabian Gulf region are at a crossroads. Despite heavy investment in new hospitals, the rise in non-communicable diseases cannot be halted unless there is a whole systems approach. The region will either follow a route of reactive medicine and spiralling costs, or a preventative one, adopting technology to change the way care is delivered in the community. [image: Arab Health Magazine]

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This affordable telemedicine diagnostic machine could disrupt healthcare in India

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18-Nov-14 In March 2014, the Indian government started a pilot of 4,250 Swasthya Slates in six districts of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The health kits allow doctors to diagnose and advise patients remotely, through telemedicine via technologies such as Skype and FaceTime, helping to prevent lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular illness. [image: VentureBeat]

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World's top drug-maker Novartis takes aim at tech

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17-Nov-14 Novartis researchers are seeking fresh technologies to monitor how the company’s medicines are working and being taken by patients. Chief Executive Joe Jimenez predicts this will be an integral part of running a big pharmaceutical company in the coming decade, thanks to rising demand coupled with limited budgets.

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Singapore’s digital healthcare industry makes it the Boston of Asia

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12-Nov-14 Singapore is now the birthplace of a number of promising digital health startups with its strong fundamentals. With the rise in the number of digital health startups, there has been growing interest from investors too. Venture capitalist healthcare funding has increased more than five-fold since 2011. [image: e27]

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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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