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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

Telehealth apps rise in Southeast Asia due to doctor scarcity

Nikkei Asian Review

Backed by increasing demand for healthcare in Southeast Asia, app-based consultations are becoming more popular in the region. Though the capacity of telehealth services are limited to basic consultations, they are expected to improve health conditions in underserved areas.

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12 Dec 2018

Thai healthcare in the digital age

Bangkok Post

The major breakthrough that could leapfrog the healthcare industry is the combination of two key technologies: Internet of Things (IoTs) and data analytics. These technologies are significantly complemented by the aggregation of data which provides a great source of information for medical research.

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11 Dec 2018

Asean's total healthcare spending to accelerate to $740b by 2025

Healthcare Asia

The six major economies in ASEAN – Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore – are facing an unprecedented rise in healthcare cost in the coming decade. Factors including fast growth rates of the elder population, combined with high smoking, overweight, and obesity will lead to a massive increase in the need for care and healthcare spending.

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07 Nov 2018

Saving ‘billions’, and the aged from pain: Why preventive care makes sense

Channel News Asia

From paying for anti-frailty therapy for the aged, to rewarding people who exercise, Germany’s insurance providers are investing in preventive care to keep costs down in the long run.

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07 Nov 2018

Five areas of opportunity in Asean healthcare

The Business Times

In nearly all Asean nations the cost of healthcare per capita has been rising faster than GDP per capita, meaning the healthcare burden is growing faster than economies’ ability to sustain these expenditures.

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05 Nov 2018

Healthcare costs in the region on the rise

The ASEAN Post

Data from Solidiance shows that healthcare spending for the ASEAN 6 is forecasted to increase to US$740 billion in 2025 up from US$420 billion spent in 2017.

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02 Nov 2018

Rocket growth: Southeast Asia’s healthtech opportunity

Tech in Asia

More old people, more diabetes, more asthma, more heart conditions – all while suffering a severe shortage of doctors. It’s little wonder that Southeast Asia is set for a healthtech boom.

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24 Oct 2018

Further Growth Forecasted for Asia's Medical Tourism Industry

International Medical Travel Journal

The Asian medical tourism market is showing continued growth, with countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Bali receiving medical tourists from neighboring countries due to their superior healthcare systems.

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26 Jul 2017

The Region's leading healthcare exhibition sold out!

Media Release

MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 will be its largest edition yet, with booth space fully sold out since May, featuring 700 exhibitors from 45 countries including 18 National Pavilions and country groups on a show floor that has expanded by 20% compared to 2015, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

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04 Jul 2017

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