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Korea's MediBloc eyes blockchain for medical recordkeeping

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20-Nov-17 Seeking to overturn the traditional hospital-led medical record-keeping system, Seoul-based startup MediBloc has set out to create a new patient-centered health database platform using blockchain technology, where the patient, rather than hospitals, owns his or her own medical records. [image: Park Hyun-koo / The Korea Herald]

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Volpara receives regulatory clearance in Japan and Taiwan

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20-Nov-17 Volpara Solutions of New Zealand has received regulatory clearance for its quantitative breast imaging tools in Japan and Taiwan, as Class II medical devices. 5 million women in Japan are screened for breast cancer using mammography each year. [image: Volpara Solutions]

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Indonesia’s prize health insurance system mired in debt

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20-Nov-17 In January 2015, the Indonesian government launched an ambitious comprehensive health insurance system designed to make basic care available universally by 2019. Today the scheme faces nearly insurmountable financing and unpaid contribution related debts. [image: Asia Sentinel]

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Medical tourism – the Philippines' claim to fame

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20-Nov-17 The Philippines has been ranked the eighth best medical tourism destinations in the world, according to the International Healthcare Research Center and the Medical Tourism Association, a global non-profit association for medical tourism. [image: Philippine Tourism]

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