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Roundup: South Korea opens public medical information utilisation centres and extra briefs


May 26, 2023

South Korea designates 5 centres for public medical information evaluation

The South Korean Ministry of Well being and Welfare has formally launched designated centres for secure medical information utilisation.

The ministry has named 5 centres which have been geared up with bodily, technical, and managerial safety measures to permit the secure utilisation of public medical and scientific information for analysis functions. 

These centres are the Korea Well being and Medical Data Service in Seoul, Keimyung College Dongsan Medical Heart in Daegu, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital in Wonju, Chungnam Nationwide College Hospital in Chungnam, and the Nationwide Most cancers Heart (NCC) in Gyeonggi.

Furthermore, the ministry introduced that using most cancers information from the NCC’s Ok-CURE mission by way of the info utilisation centres will start in June. 

South Korea expedites commercialisation of VR remedy for visible impairment

The South Korean Well being Ministry has lately designated a VR-based software program remedy visible impairment as an progressive medical gadget, accelerating its approval course of.

Developed by native digital therapeutics firm Nunaps, VIVID Mind is the primary recognised South Korean DTx for enhancing visible impairment brought on by mind harm. It offers visible notion coaching to reinforce mind plasticity, veering from widespread sensory compensation and substitution strategies used to deal with visible impairment. 

South Korea lately made modifications in its approval course of for novel medical gadgets to hasten their use in scientific settings.

VIVID Mind continues to be present process proof-of-concept research to additional get hold of scientific use clearance in South Korea. 

Indonesia, Iran collaborate for telerobotic surgical procedure

Indonesia and Iran have expanded their healthcare cooperation by launching a centre for telerobotic surgical procedure.

The 2 governments have been testing the idea since 2021 at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung and Sardjito Hospital in Yogyakarta. It goals to eradicate geographical obstacles to permit specialists to supply their providers remotely to sufferers outdoors main cities and to collaborate with fellow specialists overseas. It additionally seeks to minimise post-surgical issues and cut back monetary prices.