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Medtech firms, India locked in tussle after stent price sting

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29-Apr-17 Medical-technology companies plan to tell Indian officials that further price control measures would risk future investments. The lobbying effort by Abbott, Boston Scientific, J&J and others comes after the government set a cap for stents, slashing prices by 75 percent. [image: ET Healthworld]

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DC Holdings initiates China Healthcare Big Data Development

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28-Apr-17 Digital China Holdings, China's largest IT service provider, has announced the establishment of China Healthcare Big Data Development Co Ltd. The new company will promote the "Interconnection, Open Sharing" of Big Data in healthcare. [image: Digital China Holdings]

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2DAY LASEK surgery announced in Korea

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28-Apr-17 We have reached an age when it takes only two days for wound healing following LASEK eye surgery, EOS Eye Clinic in Korea announced. The 2DAY LASEK method can reduce corneal epithelium damage by up to 40 percent. [image: EOS Eye Center]

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Affluent households in China are concentrated geographically

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28-Apr-17  As the overall level of affluence in China has increased an increasing proportion of households has reached the level where they are commercially attractive to international marketers, typically income of >USD20k. In 2016 there were 32 cities with 100,000 households of >USD50k income. With the exceptions of Chongqing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Changsha and Kunming, they are located in the east. [image: Global Demographics]

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Global foundation launches value-based healthcare pilots

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28-Apr-17 The World Economic Forum plans pilot programs of a new healthcare model that would pay for treatment based on how well it works rather than volume of care. Signatories include Novartis, Takeda, Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Qualcomm's health-data unit, and health officials from the Netherlands and Britain. Regional pilots are planned for The Netherlands, Singapore and China. [image: Reuters]

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