Asia Pacific news

Credit: ViettelPay

By Dean Koh October 22, 2019
Singapore-headquartered telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere and ViettelPay, part of Vietnam's largest mobile carrier Viettel, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to bring a full suite of online healthcare services to ViettelPay's more than 6 million registered users throughout Vietnam. ViettelPay's customers will be able to directly connect to Doctor Anywhere's virtual clinic and consult...
By Dean Koh October 17, 2019
Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, announced that it will be partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market. Ward MM is an Australian provider of medication review and quality use of medicines...

Above photo: Suci Arumsari (Co-founder & Director Alodokter) & Nathanael Faibis (Co-founder & CEO Alodokter). 

By Dean Koh October 16, 2019
Indonesia-based healthcare superapp Alodokter announced that it has raised a $33M Series C funding led by Sequis Life and with participation from Philips, Heritas Capital, Hera Capital, Dayli Partners and others. Existing investors Softbank Ventures Asia and Golden Gate Ventures also participated in the round. The startup was founded in 2014 by Suci Arumsari (Co-founder & Director Alodokter...

Above photo: Julian Andriesz, Founder and CEO of Verita Healthcare Group.

By Dean Koh October 10, 2019
Singapore-founded Verita Healthcare Group, an integrated provider of preventative, personalised healthcare announced that it has strategically invested in three digital healthcare businesses, spanning Asia and Europe, as part of its international expansion and consolidation strategy. Verita Healthcare Group was founded in 2015 and has offices in Asia, Europe and the USA. The three digital health...

Credit: Homage

By Dean Koh October 2, 2019
After their recent collaboration with Grab in August to ensure that medication is delivered within 90 minutes once the teleconsultation session is complete, Singapore-based digital health startup WhiteCoat announced earlier this week that they are partnering with Homage, an on-demand home caregiving services platform to launch a pilot telehealth programme that complements home-based care. WHAT’S...

Credit: Health2Sync

By Dean Koh September 30, 2019
Fitbit and Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync announced last week that Fitbit health, sleep and fitness data can now be integrated with the Health2Sync app to support Health2Sync’s 360,000 users in Taiwan and Japan to better manage their diabetes. The voluntary integration of Fitbit data with the Health2Sync platform gives users who have a Fitbit account access to an in-app...

Credit: NTU Singapore

By Dean Koh September 26, 2019
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a lab-on-a-chip system that can identify the health aspects of a person’s immune system from a drop of their blood, within minutes. The new chip was designed and built by Assistant Professor Hou Han Wei and Assistant Professor Holden Li from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Their...
By Dean Koh September 25, 2019
Shanghai-based CareVoice, a digital health startup targeting the insurance market, which announced an eight-figure Series A raise totaling roughly $10M at the end of August, today announced the launch of CareVoiceOS in mainland China and Hong Kong, a healthcare operating system that allows insurers to deliver health plans which are more tailored, efficient and compelling to their customers. WHAT’...

Above photo: (L to R) Deng Shijun, Secretary General of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, and Wu Peng, General Manager of Ping An Good Doctor at the signing ceremony. Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

By Dean Koh September 18, 2019
Earlier this week, Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, partnering with the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to build an Internet Healthcare platform in Guangxi. Guangxi is an autonomous region of the People's...

Credit: AIA

By Dean Koh September 17, 2019
AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, yesterday announced in Singapore a new initiative designed to help combat sleep deprivation – a critical health issue in Asia. The initiative has a hashtag called #OneMoreHour, aims to raise awareness about the health benefits associated with getting sufficient sleep. As part of the initiative, AIA has also introduced updates to its...

Editor's Pick