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Korean government telemedicine initiative faces opposition in medical circles

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01-Nov-16 The Korean government has spearheaded telemedicine since 2014, an initiative that faced resistance from opposition parties and medical circles, who worry about a lack of effectiveness and safety, and patients potentially flocking to larger institutions, leading to the demise of smaller clinics. Only 150 of 680 eligible senior nursing facilities have applied for the pilot project. [image: KobizMedia / Korea Bizwire]

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China’s cancer hotels

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31-Oct-16 Chinese cancer patients who cannot afford a hospital bed live in refugee camp-like hotels, awaiting treatment unavailable in their local hospitals. Some of them spend months hoping to be seen by a reputable doctor. "Good doctors don’t want to work in small places," explained a man who cares for his wife in one of Beijing’s cancer hotels. [image: flickr @Jacksoncam / Asean Today]

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The only Singapore private hospital to achieve success at Asian Hospital Management Awards

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31-Oct-16 An ‘Electronic Meal Ordering System (EMOS)’, submitted by Farrer Park Hospital (FPH) in Singapore under the Innovations in Healthcare IT category at the 2016 Asian Hospital Management Awards was acknowledged for its improvement to overall quality, safety and efficiency for patient meal orders. FPH is the first hospital in Singapore to implement such a challenging integrated system. [image: APBN]

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