In Focus

4 Sep 20
The system is expected to deliver early detection of cases, even when the probablity of infection is low.
13 Aug 20
The government has quickly made digital health platforms available to address the pandemic.
13 Aug 20
COVID-19 has forced the government to speed up the regulatort infrastructure around telemedicine initiatives.
30 Jul 20
The method will speed up the testing procedure by up to four times.
17 Jul 20
Funding for testing and treatment, among others, was cited as the reason behind the inefficiencies across Asia-Pacific.
1 Jul 20
The data collected through the program could be used to identify patterns for facilitating early detection of the disease.
28 Jun 20
The country is unable to raise healthcare expenditure by more than 3.8% of GDP, compared to the APAC average of 6.64%.
3 Jun 20
Even markets with better capacity faced issues such as manpower shortage.
21 May 20
The country saw overwhelmed hospitals and disrupted routine services amidst the pandemic.
6 May 20
It has been receiving government support as a way to control the spread of the pandemic.
22 Apr 20
Priorly, less than a quarter of the population had used telemedicine.
8 Apr 20
Half of the clusters that outperformed the ecosystem were relevant to addressing COVID-19.
25 Mar 20
The government is expected to account for the majority of the spending.
11 Mar 20
The total deal size in Southeast Asia surged to $2.4b.
24 Feb 20
Overuse of care by medical practitioners is one of the factors driving up costs.
11 Feb 20
A bulk of drug intermediates are sourced from China.
29 Jan 20
Healthtech investments in H2 slowed significantly.
15 Jan 20
The country’s government has allocated $3.2b to the health sector.
18 Dec 19
Startups must be given access to clinical trials and early clinical input, it said.
4 Dec 19
Solutions focus on improving HTAs’ integration to current drug pricing schemes.
19 Nov 19
Universal healthcare still struggles to take off in Myanmar and the Philippines.
6 Nov 19
The approval of the universal healthcare bill is speeding up expenses in the country.
23 Oct 19
It got stellar scores for access and quality of care.
21 Oct 19
About 1.4 million international patients received medical treatment in 2012.
21 Oct 19
The private sector can be tapped for its extensive expertise in delivering high-quality care.
25 Sep 19
Rising costs, evolving regulations and reimbursement pressure eroded profits.
28 Aug 19
$595m went to firms geared towards health management solutions.
14 Aug 19
An estimated 1.5 million undocumented migrants registered with the Ministry of Public Health in 2018.
31 Jul 19
UFH is expected to be given the exclusive right to manage New Frontier Group’s 64,000 sqm flagship Shenzhen city center hospital.
17 Jul 19
Medical device approvals in China plunged 38% in 2018 to 5,528 successful registrations.
3 Jul 19
India’s foreign investments into the sector crashed 60% in 2017 and 2018 down to $67m.
1 Jul 19
New and existing patients can use Bumrungrad Anywhere to access over 200 doctors at the touch of an app.
1 Jul 19
Traditional business models are being broken due to changes caused by healthtech and moves towards universal healthcare.
1 Jul 19
Bangkok’s heavy traffic is one of the factors heaping pressure on healthcare providers to implement on-demand digital care.
4 Jun 19
The State Medical Insurance Administration is set to roll out its new NRDL and price negotiation list in June.
22 May 19
Malaysia offers more competitive surgery costs with a heart bypass costing just US$14,000 compared to US$23,000 in Singapore.
23 Apr 19
The government aims to have more seniors receive elderly care at their homes.
27 Mar 19
Predictive and personalised patient monitoring systems can cut down mortality rates by close to 25%.
25 Mar 19
This will have repercussions with the private hospitals depending on early release of reimbursement claims or number of denials of payments.
26 Feb 19
Hospital-based care accounted for total health expenditure of $9.57b in 2018.