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Role of Information Technology in Medical Science

Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management

Health information technology (HIT) is the application of information processing involving both computer hardware and software that deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of health care information, data, and knowledge for communication and decision making. HIT, technology represents computers and communications attributes that can be networked to build systems for moving health information. Let's have a brief glimpse at the background of the information technology in medicine.

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09 Jun 2017

Thai doctors complete first brain surgery in Asia aided by robots

Health Care Asia

The first robotically assisted brain surgery ever performed in Asia has been successfully completed by the doctors at the Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand on a 77-year-old man with a two-centimeter-diameter brain tumor.

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16 May 2017

There is no sector more important than health: PwC

Health Care Asia Magazine

A new era of healthcare is blossoming in Southeast Asia, headlined by technological advances, empowered consumers and rising demand by an aging population, according to professional services giant PwC.

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24 Apr 2017

Health IT venture capital hits second highest quarter in history, Mercom Capital says

Healthcare IT News

Venture capital funding in the health IT sector almost doubled quarter over quarter for the first part of 2017, coming in at $1.6 billion in 165 deals compared to $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016, research firm Mercom Capital Group said in its new report.

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18 Apr 2017

MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 Reflects the Bullish Growth of the Medical Industry in the Region

Media Release

This year's edition of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND is set to be its biggest yet with more than 700 international exhibitors expected. 17 national and country pavilions will present more than 5,000 state-of-the-art medical and healthcare products, equipment and solutions to a targeted audience of 10,000 medical and healthcare professionals. The impressive figures highlight once again, MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND’s leading position as the region’s No.1 trade exhibition serving these sectors.

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12 Apr 2017

Skyrocketing Healthcare Demand in ASEAN Opens Door to Medtech

MedTech Intelligence

ASEAN has a population of 600 million and is the seventh largest economy in the world if considered as a single unit, with a total GDP of more than $2.6 trillion. Most of its member countries are growing rapidly, and the regional GDP doubled from 2007 to 2014. Future growth in the region is expected to be more than 6% as well.

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07 Apr 2017

Healthcare pros increasingly using tablets, smartphones for job functions

Healthcare IT News

A new HIMSS Analytics study of 129 C-suite executives, IT professionals, clinicians and department heads has found 79.8 percent use tablets and 42.6 percent use smartphones to access the information needed to provide and coordinate care.

On the other hand, 37.2 percent use laptops and 94.6 percent still use desktop computers.

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04 Apr 2017

Frost & Sullivan sees increased healthcare spending across APAC

Enterprise Innovation

The healthcare market in the region (consisting of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare technology) is expected to grow to $510.7 billion in 2017, up from $472.5 billion in 2016, and is estimated to corner close to 30 percent of global revenues.

It remains one of the fastest growing regions globally with a growth rate of 8 percent this year, even as the global growth rate is only pegged at 4.8 percent.

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03 Apr 2017

Can Technology Break the Silos in the Healthcare Sector?

Enterprise Innovation

Digital health or the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to provide health services, has the potential to advance the goal of universal health coverage and improve the quality and efficiency of health services, according to a new report published by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development's Working Group on Digital Health.

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27 Mar 2017

2016 healthcare IT/digital health VC funding crosses $5b mark

Health Care Asia Magazine

This is a new record for the healthcare IT sector. Venture capital (VC) funding, including private equity and corporate venture capital, in the Healthcare IT sector came in at $5.1 billion in 622 deals in 2016, a new record for the sector.

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22 Mar 2017

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