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Softening of Singapore's medical tourism nudging health groups into new geographies

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29-Mar-17 Singapore's medical tourism market is seeing it's well-heeled customers looking elsewhere for healthcare of late. A range of Asian countries are offering increasingly competitive levels of quality at more competitive prices. To address this problem, companies such as Raffles Medical Group, Parkway Pantai, and PanAsia Surgery Group are now investing in medical facilities outside Singapore to remain competitive. [image: Alphonsus Chern]

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Ericsson eyes Healthcare IoT in China with China Mobile, AstraZeneca

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27-Mar-17 Ericsson has partnered with China Mobile and AstraZeneca to connect healthcare equipment using NB-IoT technology. China Mobile’s Jiangsu branch and Ericsson will work together to trial new applications using cellular IoT technologies like NB-IoT and provide network terminal management to support equipment management. Additionally, AstraZeneca is also working with the Wuxi government to open a China Commercial Innovation Center. [image: Wireless Week / Ericsson].

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Chinese pharma companies are quietly catching up

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31-Mar-17 Without much press or international recognition, Chinese companies have been making good progress enhancing their pharmaceutical and healthcare prowess. For example, in the past few years, 50+ Chinese pharmaceutical companies have entered or completed phase I and phase II clinical trials, while 10+ companies have completed phase III trials. [image: China Money Network

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Singapore hospital Tan Tock Seng adopts glaucoma home measurement device

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30-Mar-17 Glaucoma patients at Tan Tock Seng Hospital can now get the job done at home with the help of a handheld device. The hospital has adopted use of the devices to improve both its diagnosis and tracking of patients' conditions. In 2016, TTSH saw about 6,000 outpatient visits for the condition, which is the main cause of blindness in Singapore. [image: Lau Fook Kong / ST]

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