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Healthcare startups in Thailand are taking advantage of mobile popularity

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10-Apr-17 Thailand's startup ecosystem is growing with support from the government and private investors. As the fastest-growing e-commerce market in the region, Thailand is attractive for tech startups, and as healthcare is increasingly digitised, startups such as YesMom, SmartHealthCare, Doctorme and MediTech are starting to create solutions for the problems that have plagued healthcare in Thailand. [image: e27]

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Dalian Wanda to invest USD10 bn in China healthcare hub

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10-Apr-17 Dalian Wanda Group will invest CNY70 bn (USD10 bn) in a health park in China's southwest, as some of the country's biggest companies look to tap demand for private healthcare. Wanda said it had signed an agreement with the Chengdu city government to create a 'park' with two international general hospitals, eight small specialized hospitals and 30 healthcare-related firms. [image: ET Healthword]

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Gleneagles Global Hospitals launches a new facility in Bengaluru

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09-Apr-17 Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise, has opened its newest facility in India, Richmond Road, spread over 15,000 sq ft, housing 10 core specialties with state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostics, offering multi-disciplinary care. Dr K Ravindranath, Chairman & Founder, said, “Our new hospital at Richmond Road is a significant addition to our ongoing efforts in medical excellence.” [image: ET Healthworld]

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Japan plans computer network to share medical records

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08-Apr-17 Japan's health ministry plans to build a computer network that will let every medical institution share the medical records of all their patients. The network should be in place by 2020, using an existing ID system for social security. [image: Reuters]

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Indian healthcare startup Practo lays off 150 people

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08-Apr-17 Indian online doctor discovery and healthcare tech platform Practo has laid off 150 employees following its annual appraisal. The company said “this is a combination of performance and natural redundancies that emerge as we evolve our businesses and integrate our five acquisitions. We continue to rapidly grow our consumer and enterprise businesses and will continue to hire talent across the board”. [image: Times of India]

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