Fujitsu, Tokyo Shinagawa to develop AI-supported diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia
4 Sep 20
The system is expected to deliver early detection of cases, even when the probablity of infection is low.
COVID-19 jumpstarts Indonesia's telehealth industry
13 Aug 20
The government has quickly made digital health platforms available to address the pandemic.
Telemedicine on the rise in South Korea despite legal barriers
13 Aug 20
COVID-19 has forced the government to speed up the regulatort infrastructure around telemedicine initiatives.
Singapore researchers develop new COVID-19 test method
30 Jul 20
The method will speed up the testing procedure by up to four times.
Almost 70% of rare disease patients receiving poor medical attention
17 Jul 20
Funding for testing and treatment, among others, was cited as the reason behind the inefficiencies across Asia-Pacific.
Check out HKU's remote COVID-19 disease surveillance programme
1 Jul 20
The data collected through the program could be used to identify patterns for facilitating early detection of the disease.
Are India's underfunded hospitals equipped to deal with the pandemic?
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%.
Asia Pacific to ramp up investment on healthcare capacity
3 Jun 20
Even markets with better capacity faced issues such as manpower shortage.
Bigger healthcare spending in the cards for China
21 May 20
The country saw overwhelmed hospitals and disrupted routine services amidst the pandemic.
Telemedicine platform activity surges across Asia Pacific
6 May 20
It has been receiving government support as a way to control the spread of the pandemic.
Travel restrictions spur online healthcare services in China
22 Apr 20
Priorly, less than a quarter of the population had used telemedicine.
Asia-Pacific healthtech funding plunged 56% to $703m in Q1
8 Apr 20
Half of the clusters that outperformed the ecosystem were relevant to addressing COVID-19.
China's healthcare spending tipped to grow 12.6% to $926.8b in 2020
25 Mar 20
The government is expected to account for the majority of the spending.
APAC healthcare deal value dropped 29% to $11.5b in 2019
11 Mar 20
The total deal size in Southeast Asia surged to $2.4b.
Asia Pacific's medical inflation to hit 7.1% in 2020
24 Feb 20
Overuse of care by medical practitioners is one of the factors driving up costs.
China's API supply disruption worries pharma companies
11 Feb 20
A bulk of drug intermediates are sourced from China.
Asia Pacific healthtech funding crashed 27% to $4.95b in 2019
29 Jan 20
Healthtech investments in H2 slowed significantly.
Philippines ramps up healthcare budget for 2020
15 Jan 20
The country’s government has allocated $3.2b to the health sector.
PwC calls for public-private partnership for Singapore healthtech startups
18 Dec 19
Startups must be given access to clinical trials and early clinical input, it said.
Challenges plague Asia's health tech assessment programmes
4 Dec 19
Solutions focus on improving HTAs’ integration to current drug pricing schemes.
Hurdles persist in Southeast Asia's UHC push despite $160b healthcare spend
19 Nov 19
Universal healthcare still struggles to take off in Myanmar and the Philippines.
Philippines sighted to spend $17.16b on healthcare
6 Nov 19
The approval of the universal healthcare bill is speeding up expenses in the country.
Tokyo tops hospital city rankings
23 Oct 19
It got stellar scores for access and quality of care.
Smart visa driven medical tourism boom threatens to overwhelm Thai public hospitals
21 Oct 19
About 1.4 million international patients received medical treatment in 2012.
Can the Philippines implement national membership programmes in its UHC push?
21 Oct 19
The private sector can be tapped for its extensive expertise in delivering high-quality care.
10 in 11 APAC healthcare groups saw negative shareholder returns in 2016-2018: Bain
25 Sep 19
Rising costs, evolving regulations and reimbursement pressure eroded profits.
Asian healthtech deals hit $2.5b
28 Aug 19
$595m went to firms geared towards health management solutions.
Migrant workers gain access to universal healthcare in Thailand
14 Aug 19
An estimated 1.5 million undocumented migrants registered with the Ministry of Public Health in 2018.
New York-listed New Frontier to buy China's United Family Healthcare for $1.44b
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.
APAC's medical device markets to be further hit by tighter regulations and pricing controls
17 Jul 19
Medical device approvals in China plunged 38% in 2018 to 5,528 successful registrations.
Medical device FDIs to extend slump in 2020
3 Jul 19
India’s foreign investments into the sector crashed 60% in 2017 and 2018 down to $67m.
Bumrungrad International Hospital shocks the market with $15 telemedicine consultations
1 Jul 19
New and existing patients can use Bumrungrad Anywhere to access over 200 doctors at the touch of an app.
Indonesia's hospitals brace for disruption in healthtech and consumer behaviour
1 Jul 19
Traditional business models are being broken due to changes caused by healthtech and moves towards universal healthcare.
Is Thailand, the poster child for universal healthcare, ready for telemedicine?
1 Jul 19
Bangkok’s heavy traffic is one of the factors heaping pressure on healthcare providers to implement on-demand digital care.
China's retail pharmacies could bow out to GPO drug prices
4 Jun 19
The State Medical Insurance Administration is set to roll out its new NRDL and price negotiation list in June.
Singapore's medical tourism ambitions falter as Malaysia steps up
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.
Australia's budget hits record-high of A$15.3b amidst elderly care demand
23 Apr 19
The government aims to have more seniors receive elderly care at their homes.
Taiwan's medical device manufacturers squeeze big data analytics into portable machines
27 Mar 19
Predictive and personalised patient monitoring systems can cut down mortality rates by close to 25%.
Can the newly signed Universal Healthcare Bill save Philippines' dying ‘mom and pop' hospitals?
25 Mar 19
This will have repercussions with the private hospitals depending on early release of reimbursement claims or number of denials of payments.
Hong Kong's healthcare spending may double to $315b by 2033
26 Feb 19
Hospital-based care accounted for total health expenditure of $9.57b in 2018.
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