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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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