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All the latest news from MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2019.

The state of healthtech in Southeast Asia

CIO Asean

The Asian healthtech industry closed 2018 with a record-breaking US$6.3 billion in funding, making it the second-largest digital health ecosystem in the world, surpassed only by the US.

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01 Jul 2019

Indian AI-driven online healthcare startup bags $17.2m in series B round

Tech in Asia

India-based, artificial intelligence-driven online consultation startup Mfine raised US$17.2 million in a series B round led by Japanese VC firm SBI Group subsidiary SBI Investment.

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24 May 2019

BlueChilli launches healthtech accelerator for South-east Asia

The Business Times

AUSTRALIAN startup accelerator BlueChilli has partnered Enterprise Singapore (ESG) to launch a Singapore-based healthtech accelerator, as part of efforts to scout for and support startups aimed at addressing health challenges and opportunities in South-east Asia.

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07 May 2019

Innovation In The Pink Of Health: Trends & Tech In Healthcare

Asian Scientist Magazine

Burdened by chronic disease and aging populations, the healthcare sector is looking to technology to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses more efficiently. But more than just augment physician capabilities, technology is changing our approach to healthcare—it is empowering doctors to advocate for prevention rather than treatment, to deliver personalized medicine and to care for patients beyond the clinics and hospitals.

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26 Apr 2019

Managing Merdeka Generation problems with Gen Z solutions

Healthcare Innovation

Technology promises to improve patient outcomes and with much greater efficiency. However, these IT systems must be implemented well. In an industry subject to strict regulatory requirements, and marred by incidents such as the SingHealth breach and the HIV leak, it is important that healthcare providers work in close concert with the technology providers and ensure patients such as those in Singapore's Merdeka Generation receive the best care for their spend.

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29 Mar 2019

How video analytics is reshaping the healthcare industry

Healthcare Innovation

Today, technological advances are transforming the notion of “video surveillance”. What was once most commonly used to record empty spaces, or a closed door, can now aid the search for missing children, to assisting doctors in diagnosing patients.

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13 Mar 2019

3 Deep Technologies That Will Impact Healthcare in ASEAN

Sg Innovate

Healthcare expenditure per capita in ASEAN is around 4% of GDP, as compared to the OECD average of 9.5%. Growth in average annual healthcare spending between 2014 to 2018 is forecasted to be around 11% of ASEAN’s GDP, but in this diverse region where healthcare systems are at varying stages of evolution, the rates among countries are disparate: Vietnam leads at 6.6% while Myanmar falls far behind at 1.8%.

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21 Dec 2018

Picture of health

Bangkok Post

Regional chief of Siemens Healthineers foresees a future of more personalised, accurate and accessible care enabled by digital imaging advances.

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17 Dec 2018

Seed Money for Healthcare Startups in Southeast Asia

finews.asia

Singapore-based HealthXCapital wants to fuel healthcare innovation in Asia’s emerging economies and help meet the rising healthcare demands.

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17 Dec 2018

Grab, Ping An form JV to deliver online healthcare services in South-east Asia

The Business Times

GRAB said on Thursday that it has formed a joint venture (JV) with Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company (or Ping An Good Doctor) to deliver "transformative online healthcare services in South-east Asia."

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13 Dec 2018

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