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Hospitals Tweak Existing Services, Release Smartphone Apps to Attract Patients

Hospitals Tweak Existing Services, Release Smartphone Apps to Attract Patients

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition for medical patients has gone up another notch as major hospitals are releasing advanced technological services to stay a step ahead of their competitors. According to industry sources, since April Hallym University Medical Center in Dongtan has revamped the existing model of providing medicine to patients in an effort to [...]

One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In psychotherapy, one of the general principles is that an issue left unresolved will continue to be a recurring problem in the future. When looking at the current handwringing over the dearth of mental health care professionals for fire department personnel, it is apparent that psychological phenomena can also [...]

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s major hospitals are serving special meals for foreign patients as a growing number are receiving treatment in the country, observers said Friday.  Kyunghee University Hospital in Gangdong, southeastern Seoul, held a gathering Friday showcasing a different variety of meals for Russian patients that featured menus for diabetic [...]

Seoul Hospital Ridiculed for Makeup Guidelines

Seoul Hospital Ridiculed for Makeup Guidelines

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Intern Resident Association expressed deep concerns Tuesday over a dress and appearance manual for doctors that is currently being developed at the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital.  According to the KIRA, articles in the manual specific to female doctors include wearing  “vibrant makeup” because [...]

Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Medevac Exercise for U.S. Soldiers

Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Medevac Exercise for U.S. Soldiers

SUWON, South Korea, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – As part of the Key Resolve Korea-U.S. military exercise, the Ajou University Hospital conducted a medical evacuation exercise dubbed Dragon Lift 2017 on Wednesday, simulating a mass casualty situation for U.S. military personnel in a presumed wartime condition.  Six American soldiers with simulated severe injuries were evacuated on [...]

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by Gangnam Severance Hospital doctors revealed that insects, which are typically high in calories and protein, can improve the recovery process for patients undergoing surgical procedures.  The study compared 20 patients who consumed food made of yellow worms, and 14 who were provided with typical hospital [...]

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will host a medical tourism exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to lure more Middle Eastern patients in need of advanced treatment, the state-run tourism agency said Monday.  The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will co-host the “Korea International [...]

Korean Hospitals Struggle with No-Show Patients

Korean Hospitals Struggle with No-Show Patients

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – No-shows, those that miss appointments without prior notice, can be particularly concerning for hospitals as they can take away treatment opportunities from other patients. According to a study by the Hyundai Research Institute, Korean hospitals and clinics experienced a no-show rate of 18 percent in 2015, which was the [...]