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India should strengthen its diagnostic capabilities

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16-Feb-17 SLifestyle diseases are an epidemic in India. The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the more likely it can be cured or managed. That's because medical diagnostic tests intervene and help prevention at a stage when treatment and cure is possible. This makes continued innovation in diagnosis supremely important for delivering better health delivery standards and a healthier, disease free population. [image: PATH]

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India's biggest healthcare deal will create rival to Apollo

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16-Feb-17 Global investor TPG Capital is attempting the biggest M&A deal in the Indian healthcare industry through a consolidation of Fortis Healthcare and Manipal Health Enterprises. This would create the country’s largest healthcare services group rivalling current leader Apollo Hospitals. The deal-making is likely to be a multi-staged affair, possibly spanning over the next 18 to 24 months. [image: The Economic Times / Fortis]

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AXA PPP International “The rise of the medical tourist”

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15-Feb-17 Medical insurers are seeing a surge in demand for private insurance that offers cross-border health cover. This market is growing by 15-25% per year, and could be worth as much as USD144 bn globally. The challenge for the insurance industry is identifying who might need a policy that covers international travel for medical treatment, and why. [image: AXA PPP International]

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Is technology threatening Singapore’s healthcare system?

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14-Feb-17 Singapore has a reputation for first-class healthcare, and is a major location for medical tourism. With 610,000 people over 65 by 2020, the government has embraced technology to improve productivity. It sounds like a brave new world, but there are warning signs that must not be ignored. The main concern is the ease with which IoT devices can be hacked. [image: Empire Media]

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