Dean Koh

By  Dean Koh 09:41 pm January 18, 2021
The recently launched HIMSS Insights Special Edition - APAC digital health trendbarometer report provides readers insights on the state of digital health developments in the APAC region. The findings are based on a survey conducted from October to December 2020 from 17 countries. The report includes insights from five healthcare technology experts on common upcoming priorities in digital health,...
By  Dean Koh 09:07 pm January 13, 2021
Singapore-based data science and healthcare technology company Holmusk has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s National Healthcare Group (NHG) and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), to jointly develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The MoU outlines a shared vision to use digital technology, data and predictive analytics to help improve the...

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By  Dean Koh 10:05 pm January 3, 2021
Health and security services provider International SOS and ICC AOKpass announced in late December 2020 the successful pilot of the ICC AOKpass mobile app at Changi Airport in Singapore. The app will help to facilitate the safe and efficient resumption of international travel during the global pandemic. ICC AOKpass is a mobile app launched by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC),...

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By  Dean Koh 10:43 pm December 16, 2020
Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform announced it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Tsumura China Inc. to strengthen the Chinese medicine supply chain via the "Internet Healthcare + Pharmacies" service model. Tsumura is a manufacturer of Kampo medicines in Japan and predominately engages in the standardized planting of high-quality Chinese herbal...

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By  Dean Koh 12:26 am December 3, 2020
Singapore-incorporated medtech company Cell ID Pte. Ltd. has developed a palm-sized portable genetic test kit that uses an app on a laptop to detect, anywhere, at any time, if a person has COVID-19. Dubbed the Quiz PCR Biochip, the test uses biotechnology to perform two tests at a time outside of the laboratory. Positive results are confirmed in as fast as five minutes and negative results are...
By  Dean Koh 11:26 pm November 30, 2020
Singapore-based DocDoc, a virtual network of physicians and hospitals supporting patients to find quality medical care in Asia has partnered with healthcare technology provider SpesNet Global Group to integrate its digital third party administrator (TPA) technology and provide a first-of-its-kind complete digital health ecosystem to insurers, supporting their policyholders through the continuum...
By  Dean Koh 10:22 pm November 25, 2020
Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync and DAIKYO ASTAGE INCORPORATED, a Japan-based apartment management company, has partnered to provide health management services to residents in DAIKYO ASTAGE managed apartments in Japan. The partnership also includes two local pharmacies, Primary Pharmacy Co., Ltd. and Yakuju Co., Ltd., and will commence in the city of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa...
By  Dean Koh 09:03 pm November 19, 2020
Eu Yan Sang, a Singapore-headquartered private Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and wellness company, has partnered with MyDoc, a B2B digital healthcare company also based in Singapore, to bring consultations online. WHAT’S IT ABOUT Under the partnership, Eu Yan Sang physicians will be able to use MyDoc’s platform to easily communicate with their patients without being restricted to their...

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By  Dean Koh 04:18 am November 13, 2020
Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync announced that combining Fitbit wearable devices with their Health2Sync Patient Management Platform can help users control and better manage the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), based on the results from their clinical study in Taiwan. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The study, conducted with four of Taiwan's leading diabetes clinics, yielded some key...

Above photo: Suci Arumsari, President Director of Alodokter. 

By  Dean Koh 04:50 am November 12, 2020
Indonesia-based healthcare superapp Alodokter announced that it has successfully raised funding from MDI Ventures, a corporate venture capital initiative by Telkom Indonesia. This funding is an extension of the $33 million Series C raised in October 2019 by Alodokter. Former investors such as Sequis, Golden Gate Ventures, Heritas and Hera Capital also joined this extension. The Alodokter platform...