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Philips strengthens senior leadership in Healthcare and Lighting in Asia Pacific

Royal Philips Electronics has announced additions to its senior leadership team to capitalize the vast growth opportunities in the region and beyond. Arjen Radder has been appointed as General Manager Philips Healthcare Asia Pacific. In addition, Christoph Schell has been appointed as the President Philips Lighting in the Growth Markets. Both appointments were effective 1 January, 2013.
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Singapore Welcomes First Medical Manufacturing Asia Exhibition

The inaugural trade exhibition on medical technology manufacturing, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2012, will be held at Suntec Singapore from September 12-14, 2012. Jointly organised by Messe Dusseldorf Asia and the Singapore Precision Engineering & Tooling Association (SPETA), the exhibition comes at a time when Singapore is taking the lead as one of Asia’s fastest-growing medical device markets.
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The Positive Health Benefits of Negative Ions

Air pollution is a serious, though often unrecognized health problem. Epidemiological studies consistently point to a direct link between urban air pollution – especially particulate pollution created by combustion powered vehicles and power generation plants – and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.
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Joint Commission International is the strategic partner of Hospital Management Asia Conference in Singapore

Joint Commission International once again demonstrates its strong support of Asia’s premier educational conference for hospital managers as a Strategic Partner. HMA, now on its 10TH YEAR will be held at the Resorts World Convention Centre, Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore on September 7 & 8, 2011.
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Prolific Rise in Cases of Diabetes Fuels Growth in the Thai Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose Devices and Strips Market

The Thai SMBG devices and strips market has grown steadily as sales of blood glucose meters (BGM) and strips required for self-monitoring witnessed exponential growth, particularly during the last five years. The estimated national prevalence of diabetes in Thai adults is around 9.6 percent and with an incidence rate of 4.8 percent. Self-monitoring is fast becoming an important part of diabetes management.
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Generic Drug Market Picks up Steam in the Southeast Asian Pharmaceuticals Industry

The Southeast Asian pharmaceuticals industry is in a state of transition and the generic drug market is slowly gaining more attention from both patients and governments. In order to achieve growth, companies are reorganizing and reinventing themselves to diversify their business. New business strategies and product development paradigms are being unleashed to cash in on the growth opportunities. Outsourcing of manufacturing and internal functions is the current trend.
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Vietnam Endoscopy Market Growth Attributed to Increased Awareness

Growing awareness on the benefits of endoscopy amongst gastrointestinal (GI) specialists and patients has driven the growth of endoscopy and surgical products markets in Vietnam.
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South Korean Hospitals Increasingly Adopt Healthcare IT to Remain Competitive

South Korea, along with Japan and the Netherlands, is one of the few countries that prohibit the operation of profit-oriented hospitals. However, this trend is beginning to change with the first foreign, for-profit hospital being built in Songdo. The prevalence of chronic diseases due to rapid changes in lifestyle and an increase in the aging population has necessitated efficient and modern systems that offer patients quick and easy access to healthcare services.
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An Increase in the Diagnosed Rate of Diabetes Patients in Taiwan Boosts the Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose Devices and Strips Market

The increased incidence of diabetes in Taiwan is driving the growth of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) devices and strips market in Taiwan. Increasing awareness about the disease to contain and reduce it’s prevalence rate has been the recent focus by the Taiwanese Government. The compulsory National Health Insurance (NHI) covers the majority of the population. Therefore, NHI physicians treat almost all diabetic patients.
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Asia Healthcare Operations Summit 2011, 22-24 March 2011, Park Royal, KL

Draft of Speech for Deputy Minister of Health, Malaysia YB DATUK ROSNAH BINTI HAJI ABDUL RASHID SHIRLIN. Read more…


Asia Healthcare Operations Summit to end with the delight

In helping healthcare practitioners to stay in touch with the latest new and technology, ASIA Healthcare Operations Summit aims to deliver the utmost satisfaction to the attendees. This round, the topics such as effective patient and process flow management, medical information and records management, discharge management, quality management and patient safety, managing human assets, performance measurement, facilities management and maintenance, medication management and safety, as well as medical tourism will be covered and delivered in a series of case study presentations, panel discussions and streamed sessions. It will cater the public and private sector healthcare throughout this fast-paced and power-packed 3-day event. Read more…

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