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Internet of Things poised to transform healthcare in Malaysia

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07-Jan-15 Flexible wearable embedded systems and connected devices are poised to advance Malaysia’s healthcare industry. The government has established a ‘Connected Healthcare Cluster’, to drive technology advancements in the application of Internet of Things for the healthcare arena. [image: Connected World]

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India’s medical devices sector opens up to 100% foreign investment

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06-Jan-15 India’s cash-starved medical devices sector will be opened up to 100% foreign direct investment. About 70% of the country's medical devices demand is met through imports. With the new rules, the government is trying to reduce the import bill and encourage local manufacturers to tap into the USD400 bn global market. [image: The Economic Times / BCCL]

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Doctors in Macau lambast local healthcare system

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06-Jan-15 Macau’s Health Bureau has been tasked by the government to develop an improved health system within a year, geared to international standards and resolving various issues. Some of the problems are long waiting lists for specialist clinics, lack of patient education, and lack of training and promotion opportunities for practitioners. Over 500 new staff will be hired. [image: Macau Daily Times]

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Plans for free primary healthcare for all in India

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01-Jan-15 India’s government aims to move toward a new healthcare regime in which primary care will be offered free to all through public facilities. Some secondary and tertiary care services will also be bought by the government, according to the Health Ministry's proposal. [image: Financial Times]

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Healthcare spending and life expectancy still low in Mexico

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31-Dec-14 Total health spending accounted for 6.2% of GDP in Mexico in 2012, among the third lowest of all OECD countries. Although improvements such as coverage of the uninsured are being made, and spending is on the increase, Mexico still has the lowest life expectancy in the OECD. [image: OECD]

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