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News from the Industry

German biotech sector growing rapidly

BIOCOM

German biotech companies have never been doing so well. Last year, they reported record funding, sales growth, more employees, and huge increases in investment in research and development.
The rapid growth of all economic indicators was significantly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biotech boom in Austria

BIOCOM

Record numbers wherever you look: In the field of life sciences, Austria is in outstanding shape. This year BIOCOM once again compiled statistics of the biotech sector in Austria – with welcome results.

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Digital transformation, all about the customer not the technology

INFOMEDIX

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened several kinds of uncertainties.

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PANDEMIC PIVOTS MIND 'n' MATTER

Asian Hospital and Healthcare Management

Given that the mind defines our behaviours, and the matters that drive it, our environment becomes one of the most important factors of our well-being. The Pandemic has affected our environment in unprecedented ways, and although it is not the first or the last time such an event shook the world, it has definitely been one of the most impactful and definitive, because of the global nature of the impact. 

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Patient-centricity The foundation of building a sustainable healthcare access ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Asian Hospital and Healthcare Management

Southeast Asia’s healthcare access ecosystem is now at a critical juncture. To improve access for the long term, Joseph shares why healthcare stakeholders in the public and private sectors must enhance sustainability around the key aspects of finance, treatment and health systems.

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Single Specialty Hospitals A game changing healthcare delivery model in Asia

Asian Hospital and Healthcare Management

Arriving at an era of focused healthcare operations, single specialty hospitals allow for a healthcare delivery structure that is nimble and efficient thus enabling hospital networks to optimise their performance. They help to ensure continuity of patient care and that urgent medical care is available for all those in need.

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Motorised X-ray system - for even more efficiency and a smooth workflow

INFOMEDIX

With the versatile Amadeo R motorised, OR Technology is expanding its product range for the inpatient sector in human medicine.

The X-ray system, consisting of a bucky table and grid wall stand, offers many advantages for medical staff and ensures fast, comfortable care for all patients.

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Inspiring Women’s Healthcare

PMH

Committed to inspiring women’s healthcare, Mindray’s Nuewa I9 elevates scanning capacity to new levels by combining innovative design and exceptional imaging quality with the latest technologies.

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Zero-Contact Medical Station for a Safe and Rapid PCR Covid-19 Testing

PMH

The Zero-Contact Medical Station with robotics technology is creating a new normal of Covid-19 testing in Taiwan. Medical staff and patients stay in an isolated chamber with safety features, including HEPA filter, UVC lamps, a ventilation system, and a negative 8 Pa air pressure. Under medical staff’s control and supervision, a Nasal Swab Robot performs the nasopharynx specimen collection.

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GREATER DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PRECISION WITH TECHNOLOGY
Integrating genomic insights within healthcare workflows

Asian Hospital and Healthcare Management

Precision medicine has gained momentum ever since the human genome was mapped in 2003. However, patient genomic data can be difficult to access at the point of care with its complex vocabularies. This is where cloud-based technology can step in, to strengthen and empower the delivery of healthcare that can better place genomic insights at its core.

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FOUR CHANGING PARADIGMS OF HEALTHCARE

Asian Hospital and Healthcare Management

World is understanding the role of pro-active and preventive health in this era of pandemic. The need for nutrition, preventive medicines and nutraceuticals is becoming a focal point of better health. On the other hand, there is a thought of making Indians healthy and not just disease free. Hence, the number of govt. initiatives are aiming at a Pathy-agnostic approach of integrated medicines.

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The perfect solution for optimal hand hygiene in public and semi-public washrooms

INFOMEDIX

Since the outbreak of the global CORONA Virus pandemic, we all find ourselves in a difficult situation that no one could have imagined.

To help curb the spread and to reduce the rate at which infections spreads, drastic measures are taken that limit our daily life to unprecedented levels.

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Executive Insights: Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2020

HIT Consultant Media

Read about the top healthcare prediction and trends in 2020.

Singapore healthtech startups attract US$105m in 2018

The Business Times

HEALTHTECH startups in Singapore attracted US$105 million across 21 deals in 2018, according to a report published by healthtech researcher Galen Growth Asia in collaboration with Singapore's Economic Development Board. Singapore's deal value made up 24 per cent of total deal value in Asia excluding China and India.

The future of healthcare for Singapore's ageing population

Singapore Business Review

Singapore’s ageing population is rising rapidly and elderly healthcare support is top of the government’s agenda with several major steps already taken over the years to minimise the impact on the economy, society and national healthcare expenditure.

Cyber security, Big Data, AI top technologies for healthcare firms

The News Minute

Cybersecurity, Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are among the top technologies employed by healthcare and life sciences firms across the world

Frost & Sullivan’s 10 Healthcare Predictions for 2018

Frost & Sullivan

Despite on-going political uncertainties and rising cost pressures, the global healthcare industry will register a stable growth rate in 2018 and will cross the $1.85 trillion mark in terms of manufacturer revenue.

Blockchain technology | A state of the art application in health care

Dr. Hempel Digital Health Network

Advancements in Information Technology (IT) has led to the development of various large programs and software of health information, tools for health data tracking are now a reality.

Telehealth programme empowers heart failure patients to self-manage condition

Enterprise Innovation

Results of a Heart Failure Telehealth program, piloted by Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Royal Philips, showed a 67% reduction in length of hospital stay for heart failure-related readmissions, 42% reduction in costs of care, and an enhanced quality of care.

Internet of Things in Healthcare: What are the Possibilities and Challenges?

readwrite

When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), it offers a multitude of benefits such as improving the effectiveness and quality of services by deploying it in medical devices.

Community care sector gets S$12m boost to attract talent

Today Online

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) will invest close to S$12 million over the next four years to attract more new entrants to join the community care sector, and support current staff in developing their careers, said Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor yesterday.

Singapore is betting big on Health Technology

FinTechnews

With healthcare spending at 1.5 percent of Singapore’s gross domestic product a year, disruptive healthcare startups are shaping the industry. They are also procuring funds from some of the biggest names in venture capital.

More tech start-ups in healthcare springing up

The Straits Times

With connectivity at nearly everyone's fingertips, the tech-driven consumer healthcare industry in Asia is estimated to be worth billions of dollars today.

Where Healthcare Meets Technology

Media Release

At MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2018, preparation is in full swing for the 12th edition, which will deliver a future-ready platform of drivers and enablers highlighting new approaches that have the potential to revolutionise the medical
world.

IoT healthcare on pact to $10b by 2024

Enterprise Innovation

The global IoT healthcare market is expected to exceed $10 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Market growth is primarily driven by the implementation of advanced digital solutions across the sector. The integration of such technology in the healthcare infrastructure is expected to streamline the operations, improvise the patient interactions and enhance the efficiency of processes.

APAC mHealth market to hit $7 billion in 2017

Mobihealth News

The Asia Pacific region will generate more than $7 billion in revenues from mHealth services in 2017, according to a new study by the GSM Association (GSMA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The majority of that revenue will come from telemonitoring services, which the report estimates will make up about 55 percent of the market, followed by diagnostic services, which will make up 24 percent.

Community care sector gets S$12m boost, new scholarship scheme to attract talent

Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health will inject close to S$12 million over the next four years into the community care sector to attract and develop talent, Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor announced on Tuesday.

Elder Care is Slowly Edging into the Next Big Business Opportunity

HIMSS Asia Pacific

The market for elderly care would soon enjoy greater opportunities for robotics companies, ICT companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, nutraceuticals and several other providers in the support service. This sector would also require all such service providers who can operate both long-term and short-term care homes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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*.

Medical Fair Asia 2016 expects exhibition growth of 40 percent with 1,000 exhibitors from 45 countries

Dotmed Healthcare Business Daily News

MEDICAL FAIR ASIA in Singapore, the International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies, continues its sustained growth course in 2016 thereby providing impressive proof of its role as South East Asia’s leading showcase for medical device technology and health care.

Intermittent hypoxia therapy (IHT) – from sports performance to cardiac rehabilitation

HealthCare Asia Daily

IHT has been found to have positive effects on coronary heart disease (CHD) patients

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Invention inspired by sneezing fits that nearly caused an accident to debut at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016

HealthCare Asia Daily

Joseph Moore was inspired to invent something to protect himself from allergens when his own allergies almost killed him.

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First medicine sports conference by Medical Fair Asia to launch in Singapore

HealthCare Asia Daily

The inaugural Medical Fair Asia Medicine + Sports Conference, organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA), will be held on the September 1and it will be co-located with Medical Fair Asia, the region’s premier medical trade fair at The Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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US Army-developed Zika vaccines work in mice after one shot

HealthCare Asia Daily

A promising preclinical study of two Zika vaccine candidates has been completed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and collaborators at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, suggesting that an effective human vaccine is feasible.

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WHO: Fractional dosing for yellow fever vaccine proposed for emergencies

HealthCare Asia Daily

An approach, known as fractional dosing, is under consideration as a short-term measure in case of yellow fever vaccine shortages for use in emergencies.Experts agreed with the proposal at a meeting convened by WHO to consider potential shortages in yellow fever vaccine due to the outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of theCongo.

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Exercise may improve post-learning processes

HealthCare Asia Daily

A series of Dutch experiments linked aerobic exercises that are completed four hours after a memorization to improved recall. According to the study team, newly-learned information turns into long-term knowledge through a process of stabilization and integration of memories. This requires certain brain chemicals that are also released during physical exercise, including dopamine, noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and a growth factor called BDNF.

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Scientists can predict disease outbreak using climate, population changes

HealthCare Asia Daily

According to British scientists from the University College London’s genetics, evolution and environment department, they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans – based on changes in climate.

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Alarming rise of youth obesity in China due to rapid socioeconomic changes

HealthCare Asia Daily

In 1985, only 1% of the boys and 1% of the girls under the age of 19 in China were obese. But a 29-year study that was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that in 2014, these numbers escalated to 17% of the boys and 9% of the girls. The study involved nearly 28,000 students in Shandong province. It also used a stricter cut-off of the Body Mass Index (BMI) than the World Health Organization standard.

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Deadly diabetes in ‘unrelenting march’

HealthCare Asia Daily

The world is facing an “unrelenting march” of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

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Asthma Therapeutics Market in Asia-Pacific Region to Hit $5.6 billion by 2021

Medical Device Asia Magazine

The asthma therapeutics market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will grow from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $5.6 billion by 2021, at a strong Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.2%, according to business intelligence provider GBl Research.

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Peripheral Vascular Interventions Market will Climb to $3.4 billion by 2022

Medical Device Asia Magazine

The global market for peripheral vascular interventions, including lower extremity stents, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloons, PTA drug-eluting balloons (DEB), carotid stents, and renal starts, will rise from $2.1 billion in 2015 to $3.4 billion by 2022, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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Hospital wars heat up as Singapore hikes healthcare spending

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Private players will have to splurge on robotics too.

Private hospitals in Singapore will be up against stiffer competition after the government revealed that healthcare spending will rise to a staggering $11b in 2016, according to a report by OCBC.

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Stress Management Prevents Heart Attack Repeat

HealthCare Asia Daily

Adding stress management treatment in their treatment could cut the risk of a repeat heart attack in half, according to research from Duke Health.

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WHO: One in four deaths due to unhealthy environment

HealthCare Asia Daily

An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates from WHO. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries.

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Simply increasing beds won’t work for Singapore’s hospitals, say analysts

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Hospitals must focus on improving efficiency.

Healthcare in the city-state is slated to undergo radical change over the next two decades, which means simply increasing the number of beds over time isn’t a sustainable model.

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Fine-particle pollution linked to higher mortality risk from cancer

HealthCare Asia Daily

Hongkong prolonged exposure to fine air pollutants is linked to a higher risk of dying by any cancer, a study that tracked more than 66,000 seniors in Hong Kong has found.

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Rising obesity among young set to worsen diabetes rate in Singapore

HealthCare Asia Daily

Rising obesity in children and young adults will push up the rate of diabetes in Singapore – already among the highest in the developed world – going by recent studies.

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Ageing population top concern for healthcare in 2050: report

Healthcare Asia Magazine

With Asia projected to make up 45% of the world’s population by 2050, with 810 million from south east Asia by 2020, constant pressure remains on both doctors and healthcare providers to keep the levee from breaking.

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Half the world to be nearsighted by 2050

HealthCare Asia Daily

Half the world’s population, or nearly 5 billion people, will be nearsighted by 2050. Up to one-fifth of them at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology.

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Singapore should stop fretting over medical tourism woes, say analysts

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Regional competitors are no match for local healthcare providers.

According to a report by OCBC, Singapore healthcare providers need not be fazed right now by regional competitors. Local healthcare players remain strong contenders thanks to their established brand and reputation and their focus on enhancing expertise offering. Also, Singapore healthcare providers target premium-end patients.

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Deadly tropical disease poses serious threat

HealthCare Asia Daily

A deadly and hard to detect disease called Melioidosis is present in more countries than previously though. A study predicts that that melioidosis is present in 79 countries, including 34 that have never reported the disease.

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Malaria treatment fails in Cambodia

HealthCare Asia Daily

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) confirm that dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine, the first-line treatment for malaria infection in Cambodia, failed in certain provinces due to parasite resistance to artemisinin and piperaquine.

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What is Diabetes

Infomedix International

A new study from WHO (World Health Organization) has shown that the number of people with diagnosed diabetes is dramatically increasing worldwide especially in developing countries. Diabetes, even known as the Silent Killer because of its easy-to-miss syntomps, will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

Article Courtesy of: Infomedix International 1/2016 “What is Diabetes” © Infodent Srl

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Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade: UN

HealthCare Asia Daily

BANGKOK – The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday (Nov 30), warning of a “hidden epidemic”.

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MS treatment market to reach 20 billion by 2024

Medical Device Asia Magazine

The value of the multiple sclerosis therapeutics market will rise slowly from $17.2 billion in 2014 to approximately $20 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.5%, according to research and consulting firm GbbalData.

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Southeast Asian countries plagued with ‘affluence diseases’

Healthcare Asia Magazine

And yes, this is a major challenge.

With a compound annual growth rate of 1.2%, changes in population demographics and disease profiles, the pressure to deliver has never been more apparent. "The total population in south east Asia is estimated to grow from 612 million in 2013 to 657 million in 2019... This is expected to drive the demand for healthcare services and put enormous pressure on healthcare spending in the region,” explains Natasha Gulati of Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific.

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Medical plastics market to reach nearly US$7 bn by 2020

HealthCare Asia Daily

The global medical plastics market is expected to reach more than US$6.9 billion by 2020, driven by the ageing population and increasing the demand for existing and new medical technologies as well as growing application sectors globally. This is an overarching finding from the new report by industry research firm Markets and Markets titled Medical Plastics Market by Type, by Application, and by Region – Forecast to 2020.

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Global Hepatitis B virus therapeutics market value will increase from almost 3 billion in 2014 to 3.5 billion by 2021

Medical Device Asia Magazine

Market growth will be driven primarily by increasing immigration from medium and high-prevalence countries, says report 'Global Hepatitis B Therapeutics Market Value to Grow Slowly to $3.5 Billion by 2021", says GBI Research NEW YORK (GBI Research).

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Funding the top issue Asian hospitals face in patient care

Healthcare Asia Magazine

While Asia’s health industry must address a host of vital issues, analysts agree hospital coffers need the most attention.

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Singapore’s imaging boom

Healthcare Asia Magazine

With the rise of chronic diseases and an increasing elderly population in Singapore, the island’s residents are shifting their medical spending strategy towards early disease detection instead of reactive treatment. This bodes well for advanced diagnostic imaging services, which have seen increased demand. These allow Singaporeans to detect a disease before it progresses into the later, deadlier, stages with higher costs.

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Private health insurance Asia’s care backbone

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Gone are the days when only a few individuals, mostly the well-to-do, could afford decent medical insurance coverage.

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