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Future-ready healthcare: Reality-perception gaps and perspectives from Singapore

Enterprise Innovation

Healthcare systems across the world are being challenged by aging populations, higher levels of chronic diseases and the escalating cost of care - but Asia's emerging economies are in a particularly vulnerable spot. Governments, businesses and individuals are grappling with the question of seamlessly enabling the full health continuum – day-to-day healthy living, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and home care.

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15 Aug 2017

You’re in good hands when surgery calls for robo ops

Today Online

Surgical robots have made it possible for surgeons to carry out complex multi-team surgeries using keyhole techniques.

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26 Jul 2017

Healthcare sector to ride digital revolution intelligently: Gan Kim Yong

Today Online

SINGAPORE — Giving patients easy access to personal care services, medical transport, meals-on-wheels and therapist services, or letting them can get advice and intervention on how to manage their conditions without having to schedule an appointment to visit the hospital - these are some projects in the works in the healthcare sector's latest push to go digital.

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30 May 2017

Artificial intelligence, robotics to be part of patient care at new Woodlands hospital

Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: The Woodlands Health Campus (WHC), the first hospital in Woodlands, is expected to use the widespread adoption of technology to improve the patient care experience.

The 1,800-bed facility, which broke ground on Tuesday (Apr 18), will open progressively from 2022.

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20 Apr 2017

Ministry of Health to focus on community care, value of health services, healthy living

The Business Times

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will ramp up efforts to improve Singapore's healthcare system in the long term and with it, the ministry will shift its focus beyond hospital care to community care, beyond quality to value, and move beyond health care to health.

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17 Apr 2017

4th International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine

Beta Publishing

The DiMiMED, which in the meantime has developed into a traditional event, was held from November 15 to 16 during the MEDICA in Düsseldorf.The two scientific heads, Rear Admiral uh (ret) Dr. Büttner and BG (ret) van der Meer, welcomed approximately 250 participants from 38 nations. The multi-faceted programme, with a total of 57 scientific lectures and a simulation workshop, was received with great interest.

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08 Feb 2017

S'pore well-positioned to ride medtech wave, says Iswaran

The Straits Times

Singapore's reputation as a trusted business hub leaves it well positioned to thrive in the fast-growing medical technology sector, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran yesterday.

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31 Aug 2016

Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia 2016 are underway in Singapore

Dotmed Healthcare Business Daily News

MEDICAL FAIR ASIA and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2016, two of the region’s leading exhibitions for the medical, healthcare and MedTech was officially opened today by Mr. S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry). The events will take place concurrently from August 31 – September 2, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.

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31 Aug 2016

Singapore to host Asia’s first international gathering of disaster medicine and relief experts

HealthCare Asia Daily

South East Asia’s (SEA) tragic history of natural disasters which have included some of the most destructive typhoons, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions in recent times made it the obvious choice for organisers of the first Disaster and Military Medicine (DiMiMED) conference to be held outside of Germany; where the specialist conference series began in 2013.

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15 Aug 2016

Prescribing More Exercise Instead Of Medication For Cancer Patients

Hospitals Management

Exercise is known to be an effective way to reduce the risk of some cancers, but what about exercise as a way to rehabilitate cancer patients?
In the United States, a 2008 study conducted by the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that exercise is beneficial to cancer patients, reducing mortality from breast cancer and the risk of recurrent breast cancer by approximately 50 percent*.

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10 Aug 2016