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Global pharma companies eye MENA market

With market value expected to hit $50 billion by 2025, the region is one of the most lucrative markets for global players Be it the expanding population, unmet medical needs, growing middle class population, longer life expectancy, lower mortality rates or rising income levels, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has everything that a pharmaceutical company would want. With the rise in the global demand for quality and affordable medicine and supplies, the future of pharma companies establishing…

Patient Safety Solutions to prevent up to 70pc of adverse events

Medication safety, antibiotic resistance, diagnostic errors, pressure ulcers, and sepsis, among others, will drive healthcare's avoidable cost burden of $383.7 billion by 2022, finds Frost& Sullivan Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Patient Safety in Healthcare, Forecast to 2022, assesses the 30 most pressing safety adverse events affecting patients, caregivers, and healthcare organizations across the globe. Cumulatively, these adverse episodes affected an estimated 91.8 million patient admissions across the US and Western Europe resulting in around 1.95 million deaths at an…

Non-grid bedside chest imaging

With a wide range of products, Agfa Healthcare constantly aims to improve image quality and workflow using fractional multi-scale image processing, explains the latest white paper Fractional Multiscale Processing (FMP) is the new mathematical substructure of Agfa HealthCare's image processing software, which further decomposes image components into elementary fractions for separate processing. FMP results in a more accurate multi-scale enhancement model, a balanced participation of all filter kernel pixels in the enhancement process, and better preservation of low-contrast details next…

Digital disruption within healthcare

Effective application of AI, big data, analytics, cloud computing, IoT, and mobile technology can make radical advances in patient care, staff productivity, and operational efficiency, explains Grant Thornton Digital disruption has affected almost every industry across the globe, promising to create further dynamic impact as humans and machines navigate new ways of working. The healthcare industry is not immune to this disruption, in fact, it is experiencing a technological revolution, we are witnessing a shift from traditional to modern tech…

New mobile healthcare app to bridge gap between patient and doctor

A new innovative mobile healthcare app, MyMedicNow, has been launched in the UAE to help bridge gap between patients and doctors. It also helps patients search for medical conditions and find related local healthcare providers. The launch is timely as UAE's mobile health industry is positioned for a robust growth, said the founders and developers of MyMedicNow. The Global Mobile Health (mHealth) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 33.8 per cent over the next decade to…