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Alibaba deploys blockchain to secure health data in Chinese first

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18-Aug-17 Alibaba is to launch the country’s first application of Blockchain technology in the medical sector. "It is cost effective and safe. With Blockchain, health centers and district hospitals are interconnected," said Zhang Zhihong, director at Zhenglu Town Health Center. [image: The Cointelegraph]

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Medical tourism not a holiday for many Kurds

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18-Aug-17 More people from Kurdistan are turning to Iran for treatment or diagnosis. Medical tourism in Iran was up nearly 700% from 2012 to 2015, to 200,000 patients, and is hoped to rise to 500k in future. [image: Ozan Kose / AFP]

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Metropolis to invest USD15 mn to enhance footprint pan India

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17-Aug-17 Metropolis Healthcare, a global chain of pathology labs and diagnostic centres, has announced a plan to invest INR1 bn (USD15 mn) to open 20 laboratories and add 1,000 collection centres pan India, including in cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. [image: Metropolis]

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Indian government caps knee implants price

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17-Aug-17 India's Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority exercised its emergency powers to reduce knee implant prices by as much as 69%, instead of waiting for them to be included in the List of Essential Medicines as it did on stents. [image: ET Healthworld / BCCL]

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