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  1. Health informatics course provides technological skills

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... informatics course, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, to equip professionals in the health care sector with technological skills. Thomas Choi Kup-sze, leader of the programme, said: 'The ... Written by Wong Yat-hei Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who have health informatics qualifications are being sought after in Hong Kong. With the development of electronic ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:25pm by STEVEN YEO

    ... to the manpower shortages, particularly in patient care. Consequently, the demand for experienced IT professionals, trained and familiar with health care informatics, is rising. And so is the need ... (doctors and nurses) and allied health professionals. New courses on health informatics and health analysis need to be introduced. Aiming to balance the number of health care professionals working ...

  3. Medicine informatics rescues the sick from generic advice

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson A tool designed in Australia gauges how inherited traits affect patients' responses to modern treatments Imagine that your health wobbles and you end up in a hospital. If that happens, the hospital is unlikely to be a hi-tech haven and it may be quite the reverse, according to Robert Merriel, business development manager at Melbourne Health, Australia. Painting ...

  4. ABS Systems' HospitalMetrics3D revolutionises health care management

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 04:07pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan More countries are using health informatics to improve their health care systems, which is particularly ... technologies, homegrown software company ABS Systems is at the forefront of this evolution. "Our sole focus is on BI for health care," says executive vice-president and chief operating officer ...

  5. Patients' records set to go digital in 2014

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not related to treatment and care. Launching the consultation yesterday, Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the scheme aimed to reduce duplication, and: 'Since ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A two-month consultation has begun on a scheme for the public and private medical sectors to share patients' health records electronically, with criminal ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials say 100,000 immigrants face losing health-care insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... immigrants who bought health-care plans through the federal insurance exchange will have their coverage cut off at the end of the month, because they failed to provide proof by the September ... Andy Slavitt, an administrator at the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which manages HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange. That meant the government could cut those ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Policeman and health care worker shot after mentally ill patient grabs gun

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:40pm by Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan

    ... Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan Apparently unstable suspect fired six shots from officer's holster, injuring five- including the policeman, who was shot in the arm Terror as man fires cop's gun in hospital Four people were injured when a seemingly m ...

  8. Business - Companies - PHARMACEUTICALS

    GlaxoSmithKline China health care unit 'part of US probe'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... probe' A US anti-bribery probe into GlaxoSmithKline touched on the firm's Chinese consumer health care business in 2012, internal documents show, suggesting the drugmaker's compliance problems in China could go wider than previously revealed. GSK confirmed it had conducted an investigation into procurement practices in consumer health care in China, but said it did not find any ...

  9. Chinese medicine staff go hi-tech

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent are enrolled in the elderly health care voucher scheme, which requires doctors to use a computer to access the government's central database. ... of 190 Chinese medicine practitioners said they supported the computerisation of clinic operations. The eHealth Consortium mailed survey forms in July. Twenty-six per cent polled said they had ...

  10. Prescription for progress

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... subjects, such as the health care system and basic informatics, the students need to take. We prepare the students for the tasks, but it is more important that they know how to apply ... Bernard Wan The government's commitment to developing a Hong Kong-wide electronic medical-record system is expected to significantly improve health care in the city. The Hospital ...




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