Quanta targeting healthcare for IoT

Commenting on the Internet of things (IoT) business opportunities, Quanta Computer CTO Ted Chang said the industry in still at the initial stage of development, but the business will grow rapidly since it is not about hardware specification breakthroughs, but whether applications are able to satisfy consumer demand. In the future, Quanta will focus on healthcare and medical applications for the IoT business.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141204PD203.html

Cloud computing firm 8K Miles buys US-based SERJ Solutions for Rs 16 crore

MUMBAI: Cloud computing firm 8K Miles Software Services today acquired US-based SERJ Solutions for around Rs 16 crore to step up its presence in the healthcare market.  8K Miles — the only listed cloud computing firm in the country — said that it expects Rs 45 crore in incremental revenue in the first year. Commenting on the deal, 8K Miles Founder Chairman and Chief Executive Suresh Venkatachari said the buyout will help the company serve hospitals and healthcare providers by providing end-to-end software as a service tech platform.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/cloud-computing-firm-8k-miles-buys-us-based-serj-solutions-for-rs-16-crore/articleshow/45299362.cms

Open dataset of the week: Healthcare in Jakarta

Primary health centres are the most basic unit of the public healthcare network. Jakarta’s open dataset on its primary health centres can uncover a host of services for Indonesians and benefits for the government. This is why FutureGov has chosen this dataset as its open dataset of the week. The dataset lists the names, addresses and contact details of 394 clinics across Jakarta. It also indicates a breakdown of staff and the state of infrastructure in each of these clinics, including the condition of the buildings, ambulances, internet connections.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/5802-open-dataset-of-the-week-healthcare-in-jakarta

Genome Institute of Singapore strengthens genome sequencing capabilities with BT

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has collaborated with BT Group (BT) to create a a cloud-based Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) environment. This is expected to reduce the time it takes for GIS to develop Next-Generation-Sequencing analytical software and to make it available to a wider reach of research communities and external parties.

http://enterpriseinnovation.net/article/genome-institute-singapore-strengthens-genome-sequencing-capabilities-bt-1300928887

China Uses Cell Phones to Track Travelers from Ebola Zones

Authorities in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, are giving free cellphones to travelers entering the region from the Ebola hot zones of West Africa in order to track them for 21 days. Travelers arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are now receiving health care packages that include a free cell phone with local SIM card, a thermometer, and a local map, reports Xinhua. “Passengers who get the phone should keep it turned on for the following 21 days,” said Wu Huiming, deputy head of the bureau. “In this way, disease control personnel can track and contact them as quickly as possible.”

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/20326/20141101/ebola-ebola-hot-zones-guangzhou-free-cell-phones-free-mobile-phones-tracking-ebola-patients-guangdong-chocolate-city.htm

Samsung donates phones to IPC, fight against Ebola

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Samsung recently extended its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC, 國際殘障奧林匹克委員會) to 2020 and donated 3000 GALAXY S3 Neo smartphones to the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Samsung has sponsored five Paralympic games since the company became a partner of the IPC on 2006. Samsung and the Paralympic games encourage and support many disabled athletes to pursue their dreams.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/10/28/420517/Samsung-donates.htm

SAP eyes Korean healthcare market

SINGAPORE ― SAP plans to offer more health-oriented devices and services in Korea in cooperation with major Korean technology companies. “I understand healthcare is everywhere. Value proposition is the key point that Korean companies need to consider. I would say many different processes are underway,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, president of SAP’s Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ), in an interview at the company’s Asian headquarters, Sunday.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/10/133_166988.html

Would you trust Telstra with your healthcare?

This week Telstra announced a major investment into the development of its health business, but is our biggest telco facing an uphill battle to make money out of this new venture? The latest addition to its portfolio of health services will come through a collaboration with Swiss company Medgate. Medgate currently offers Swiss patients the ability to consult with a doctor via telephone or computer and to order prescriptions online for home delivery.

http://www.itnews.com.au/Feature/397157,would-you-trust-telstra-with-your-healthcare.aspx

Why Australian Defence Invested In A Us$118 Million Ehealth System

The Australian Defence Force has just bought a new A$133 million (US$118 million) eHealth system to provide health providers accurate, up-to-date health data on their personnel. The eHealth System will be made available to all stakeholders responsible for providing health services and benefits to defence staff, including clinicians, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and civilian health providers.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/sep/23/why-australian-defence-invested-us118-million-ehea/

JAPAN TO BUILD NATIONWIDE HEALTHCARE NETWORK TO ADDRESS AGEING POPULATION

Japan’s Government will be connecting all hospitals, clinics and pharmacies nationwide as part of broader plans to address Japan’s ageing population problem, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has told FutureGov. Yasushi Yoshida, Director General of the Ministry, told FutureGov that the government wants to increase the adoption of electronic health records by small and medium-sized hospitals. “Many big hospitals have already introduced electronic health record systems. But it’s not easy for medium to small hospitals to introduce this because of the expenditure involved,” he said.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/jun/18/japan-build-nationwide-healthcare-network-address-/