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HealthTech Disruptors – meet the international keynote speakers at HealthTech Asia 2017

  With less than a week to go before the HealthTech Asia 2017 event, and with tickets selling fast, here is a final summary of the exciting Keynote Speakers who await you!   Now Healthcare Group will be presenting on how its telehealth/ digital health solutions, staffed by over 1,000 UK-based GPs is disrupting the way healthcare is being delivered. Read an interview with Now Healthcare Group.   Dr. Alex Cahana will present on the …

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Hong Kong HealthTech Innovators: Meet The Speakers At HealthTech Asia 2017

Can my genes predict the future probability of my developing diabetes? Why is Hong Kong an innovation center for HealthTech Robotics in Asia? Is there a simple way to manage my health records so that I don’t forget when to take my medication & I can coordinate my health care plan with my doctor?   At HealthTech Asia we will be answering these questions and showcasing how local technological innovation is changing the way healthcare …

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Breaking News: HAX and J&J Partnership to Foster Health Start-Ups

Developing breakthrough innovations in the healthcare space can be particularly difficult and risky due to the highly regulated nature of the industry, the long development timelines and the need for expensive clinical studies.   Health-Tech start-ups now have an opportunity to increase their chances of success by joining the HAX accelerator in Shenzhen whilst at the same time gaining mentoring & industry insights from J&J (the US health care products giant). HAX and Johnson & Johnson …

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being touted as the next wave of innovation that will transform healthcare delivery models and allow patients to more proactively manage their own health.   Artificial Intelligence is a collection of systems that sense, comprehend, act and learn. The purpose of AI is to use the masses of health-related data and convert it into meaningful insights that can improve quality and efficiencies of systems that care for patients & to empower …

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VR in Healthcare: Live Virtual Surgery

Healthcare has become one of the big adopters of VR – using it as a teaching aid, to treat phobias & to manage chronic pain.   Surgeon Dr Shafi Ahmed became one of the first to offer a live virtual surgery experience in April 2016 at the Royal London hospital.   Meanwhile, in the US, VR has been used to help soldiers deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, manage chronic pain and for arachnophobics to overcome …

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Tech-enabled Consumers Challenge Traditional Healthcare Systems

Some recent research findings by Mckinsey & Co., on how consumers are utilizing digital/mobile health technologies, are very aligned with the topics being presented at HealthTech Asia 2017.    The theme for the 2017 event is “How can HealthTech find solutions to the challenges facing healthcare systems?.” Some of the research results clearly show that tech-enabled, financially accountable consumers are going to demand more from their providers and insurers and in doing so will change …

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