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Australian start-up HealthEngine secures USD27 mn in funding

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04-Apr-17 Australian online medical appointment booking website HealthEngine secured USD27 mn in investment to fund its local and global expansion ambitions. The Perth-based start-up was founded in 2006 and is already used by more than 1 mn people in Australia every month who can book appointments with more than 15,000 doctors and other healthcare professionals. [image: HealthEngine]

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Deep learning company Enlitic, partners with Paiyipai across China

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04-Apr-17 The American medical deep learning company Enlitic has agreed to cooperate with healthcare big data company Beijing Hao Yun Dao Information & Technology ("Paiyipai") to provide diagnostic imaging in Health Check centers across China. The partnership was agreed following a successful 10,000 chest x-ray trial of Enlitic's patient triage platform. [image: Enlitic]

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India remains one of biggest opportunities for Fitbit

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04-Apr-17 Fitbit has decided to increase its investment in marketing, promotions and distribution in India, said Steve Morley, vice president and general manager of APAC at Fitbit Inc. The company, which launched its products in the country in July 2015, has products in over 1,000 stores across 90 cities, while customers from over 350 cities have bought their products. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Softening of Singapore's medical tourism nudging health groups into new geographies

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29-Mar-17 Singapore's medical tourism market is seeing it's well-heeled customers looking elsewhere for healthcare of late. A range of Asian countries are offering increasingly competitive levels of quality at more competitive prices. To address this problem, companies such as Raffles Medical Group, Parkway Pantai, and PanAsia Surgery Group are now investing in medical facilities outside Singapore to remain competitive. [image: Alphonsus Chern]

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Ericsson eyes Healthcare IoT in China with China Mobile, AstraZeneca

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27-Mar-17 Ericsson has partnered with China Mobile and AstraZeneca to connect healthcare equipment using NB-IoT technology. China Mobile’s Jiangsu branch and Ericsson will work together to trial new applications using cellular IoT technologies like NB-IoT and provide network terminal management to support equipment management. Additionally, AstraZeneca is also working with the Wuxi government to open a China Commercial Innovation Center. [image: Wireless Week / Ericsson].

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