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Malaysia a major draw for healthcare travellers

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01-Feb-17 Medical tourists are coming to Malaysia, lured by high-quality yet affordable healthcare and the climate. “It’s more lucrative than conventional tourism because healthcare travellers tend to stay longer,” MATTA vice-president S. Jayakumar said. The country welcomed about 850,000 medical tourists in 2015 with revenue of MYR900 mn (USD203 mn) compared with MYR777 mn (USD175 mn) in 2014. [image: The Star]

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PDMD ties-up with Columbia Asia for telemedicine services in Cameroon

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31-Jan-17 Columbia Asia has been providing tele-radiology services since 2010, for remote areas in India, Indonesia, France, Saudi, Bahrain, Kenya and Uganda. The group has tied up with PDMD-Cameroon for provision of tele-radiology, tele-consult and tele-education. In March 2017, PDMD will start a polyclinic with diagnostic facilities in Douala, equipped with MRI, CT, mammography, X-ray, USG and laboratory facilities. [image: Columbia Asia]

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Iranian university eyes health tourism

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30-Jan-17 Islamic Azad University is planning to host health tourists at its 11 hospitals across the country. “Medical tourism is the most profitable and stable branch of tourism in Iran,” said Dr Seyyed Ali Abtahi, the university’s deputy for medical sciences. People from Muslim countries are attracted to Iran. [image: Financial Tribune]

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Fujitsu develops, trials mobile-app control technology for home healthcare

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30-Jan-17 Fujitsu Laboratories has developed and successfully tested mobile app technology that automatically switches healthcare apps and information displayed on a device in response to the situation. The system, by sharing medical information among professionals in multiple roles, improves the quality of medical care and increases efficiency. [image: Fujitsu]

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