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Vietnam province uses video to deliver remote healthcare services

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31-Oct-16 Quang Ninh Province in Vietnam is extending healthcare services to rural populations by providing telehealth across 24 hospitals and community healthcare centres. Quang Ninh is mountainous, and access to healthcare means long journeys to a central hospital or medical centre. The Polycom video technology allows consultations for patients hundreds of kilometres away, and improved training for doctors in rural areas. [image: Networks Asia]

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Medical tourism: an insurer’s perspective

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24-Oct-16 The world is getting older, richer and more connected, and there are enormous variations between countries in quality of care. It is no surprise that medical tourism is more substantial every year. A related phenomenon is the rise in insurance that includes cross-border medical treatment. This is mostly ‘bottom-up’ demand from local nationals who are upgrading from a local health insurance policy. [image: IHMT / Getty Images]

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Shanghai's state of the heart facility opens

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28-Oct-16 Shanghai's first international hospital specializing in cardiovascular diseases has opened, providing a high quality health service to both expatriates and local citizens. The DeltaHealth Hospital is the first such facility in China and is being run in cooperation with Columbia HeartSource. The hospital’s first phase of 200 beds is completed and 350 beds are planned. [image: Shanghai Daily]

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Japan turns eye on medical tourism before Olympics

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27-Oct-16 The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor & Welfare announced it will conduct a survey of medical infrastructure to examine how foreign patients use the system. The purpose is to improve medical services for foreign patients before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Preliminary results show foreign patients have had trouble locating a hospital where they can communicate with staff. [image: Medical Tourism Magazine]

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