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Does private health insurance reduce public hospital procedure wait times?

Healthcare ECONOMIST

In countries that have universal health insurance, but limited patient out-of-pocket costs for public hospital services, non-urgent hospital treatment often has a waiting list in public hospitals. A key question is, does increased rates of private health insurance actually alleviate public hospital wait times?

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Roundup: India's CoWIN to track all vax status and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Eka Care helps fast-track OPD token implementation in public hospitals. Patient health record app Eka Care has tied up with 11 government hospitals around Karnataka and Delhi to help hasten the implementation of OPD tokens as part of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

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New Footscray Hospital to deploy Hills' nurse call platform

Healthcare It News

billion ($1.010 billion) new Footscray Hospital, Victoria's single biggest healthcare infrastructure investment to date. Operated by Western Health, the public hospital is being upgraded to support the increasing demand from Melbourne's growing western suburbs, aiming to accommodate 15,000 more patients each year.

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Lunit, NTT DATA Partner to Deploy AI-Powered Chest X-Ray Solution in Singapore

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Lunit , a provider of AI-powered solutions for cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, has partnered with NTT DATA Singapore to introduce Lunit INSIGHT CXR at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH), two of Singapore’s largest public hospitals.

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Bot MD powers data collection, enhances doctor experience in Indonesia

Healthcare It News

During the pandemic, its AI assistant has been deployed across public hospitals in Singapore to aid with remote vital signs monitoring and collection. THE LARGER TREND Two years ago, Bot MD raised $5 million in a funding round which went to its regional expansion efforts.

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Getting the basics of digitalisation down with webPAS

Healthcare It News

Be it opening a new hospital, either public or private, in Australia or New Zealand, needing to replace legacy PAS functionality or a need to focus on your broader clinical strategy, webPAS provides assurance the foundation of your plans will simply work.

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Roundup: Queensland virtual ED now available statewide and more briefs

Healthcare It News

North Shore Hospital installs check-in kiosk for outpatients. The North Shore Hospital in Auckland is the latest public hospital in New Zealand to implement a touch screen check-in kiosk for outpatients.