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Health services in Romania in 2017

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22-Feb-17 Romanian healthcare is undergoing considerable reform and development. Both public and private healthcare are expected to improve, expand and develop. Private health networks continue to attract foreign investment. Regina Maria, the second largest player, carried out six investments in 2016. MedLife, the biggest private medical services provider, recorded turnover up 29% and made several acquisitions. [image: Pulse / LinkedIn / Jackie Bojor]

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Foreign tourists on medical visa witnessing phenomenal growth in India

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21-Feb-17 India is emerging as a hotspot for medical tourism with arrivals of foreign tourists on medical visas showing phenomenal growth in the last two years. 2013 to 2015 witnessed growth of 140 percent, to 134,000 visits in 2015. The majority of patients are from the Middle East, Africa, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. [image: Business Standard]

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Malaysia's medical tourism set to achieve USD290 mn

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14-Feb-17 The medical tourism industry in Malaysia is expected to achieve revenue of MYR1.3 bn (USD290 mn) in 2017, said the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. MHTC's CEO Sherene Azli said the industry is experiencing a growth of 30 per cent year-on-year. "Malaysia has the ecosystem and infrastructure to provide quality end-to-end healthcare system and services that are globally competitive," she said. [image: Reuters]

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China struggling to sustain digital health initiatives

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20-Feb-17 Three years ago Alibaba launched Ali Health to bolster the country’s health systems by streamlining processes with drug-tracking software. Other major companies began to develop mHealth solutions. Baidu created a chatbot that performs basic medical triage. But all of these companies are losing money. Ali Health alone lost USD30 bn in 2016. [image: China Daily]

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