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All the latest news from MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 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

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

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