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China to open up to more US medical imports

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18-Dec-14 In trade talks with the US, China has agreed to allow US medicines and medical devices into its markets more quickly. China agreed to “cut red tape” for imports of new and innovative pharmaceuticals and medical devices, said US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. [image: CCTV America]

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It could take a decade for UAE hospitals to become paperless

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17-Dec-14 A decade will be needed for UAE hospitals to score 7 out of 7 on the EMRAM scale, unless stricter measures are taken to push them into moving towards electronic documentation. In a recent assessment of 28 hospitals, the overall score was only 2.5, and only six hospitals scored 6 out of 7. [image: HealthCareAsia]

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NFC smart band to increase safety for Alzheimers sufferers in Taiwan

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09-Dec-14 Taiwan Mobile has unveiled its second generation near-field communication (NFC)-capable wristband aimed at assisting elderly people. The new smart band can automatically pair with any NFC smartphone wirelessly without the need to download an app, and alert carers to the wearer’s location using GPS. [image: CNA]

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‘She Taxis’ to double up as mobile health providers in Kerala

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14-Dec-14 Mobile health and wellness clinic mobD is tying up with She Taxi in the Indian state of Kerala, the country’s first technology-enabled, women-only taxi. The She Taxis will be equipped with basic health facilities to provide immediate help in the event of an illness, including first-aid kits and digital glucometers. [image: The Hindu Business Line]

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