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Aetna buys Bupa Thailand

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25-Jul-17 Aetna announced it has acquired the Bupa Group’s Thai business, Bupa Thailand. “Thailand is an important market for us, with increasing local wealth driving greater adoption of health insurance," said Richard di Benedetto, President of Aetna International. [image: Bupa / YouTube]

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Waning medical tourism forces rethink in Singapore

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25-Jul-17 Singapore has long served as a health destination for well-heeled visitors from Indonesia and Vietnam, but there has been a steady decline in patients arriving from Southeast Asia since 2014 as local health systems improve. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Floating hospitals: meeting healthcare gaps in Indonesia

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18-Jul-17 Indonesia has 2,488 hospitals with 1.21 beds and 16.06 physicians per 100,000 people. The greatest issue is how to get healthcare services to remote islands. Now Indonesia has a plan to use a 'floating hospital' on a 122-meter-long vessel. [image: Asia Sentinel]

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China: Bringing AI to the real world

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17-Jul-17 In Apr-17 the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center in Guangzhou began using the "CC-Cruiser", an AI-driven diagnostic program that spots a rare form of cataract. CC-Cruiser has diagnosed more than 300 cases, with 93% accuracy. [image: South China Morning Post]

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