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Elsevier recognises hospitals in Taiwan and India for innovative digital healthcare

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05-Sep-17 Elsevier recognized MacKay Hospital in Taiwan for its mHealth program, and India's Aravind Eye Hospital for its 'Fundus on Phone'. "We are seeing an increasing trend of mHealth and telehealth submissions," said Dr Peter Edelstein, CMO for Elsevier. [image: HIMSS AsiaPac17]

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Taiwan eyes opportunities in precision medicine industry

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20-Apr-17 Taiwan is closely following the lead of the US in the field of precision medicine. In Sep-16 the US government invited Taiwan to join its Cancer Moonshot Plan. Medical experts anticipate precision medicine will become a disruptive technology, clinics in the future will no longer require medical staff, and medical diagnosis might be conducted online based on the patient's profile. [image: BioTaiwan]

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Outbound Chinese medical tourism - a USD10 billion market

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Chinese citizens are leaving their homes in search of the best care available, or care that they desperately need. Some 483,000 people travelled outbound from China for healthcare in 2015. These medical travellers spent USD6.3 billion on treatment and a further USD3.4 billion on travel and accommodation.

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The beautiful island - medical tourism in Taiwan

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08-Feb-17 A coalition of 67 organisations made up of travel companies and medical centres in Taiwan have come together to offer their services to travellers seeking medical treatment overseas. These packages tend to be expensive and aimed at high-end tourists from China. By targeting Chinese patients specifically, Taiwan’s efforts could be more directed than many others and thus potentially more successful. [image: IHMT]

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Medical tourism in Taiwan helped by rise in non-Chinese patients

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07-Nov-16 Despite a decline in Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan, the medical tourism industry has enjoyed steady growth, thanks to visitors from Europe, North America, Hong Kong and Macau. The number of visitors and the output of the industry have been growing steadily. From 2008 to last year, 63 medical institutions saw the foreign patients increase from 68,000 to 300,000. [image: Medical Tourism Magazine]

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