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Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Revenue worries in the aftermath of healthcare reforms dubbed “Moon Jae-in Care” are keeping hospitals’ coffers closed even as the government takes pains to encourage the medical sector to invest in new infrastructure.  After initially earmarking 390 billion won for a medical facility in “city of the future” Songdo [...]

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 [...]

Large Hospitals Turn to Mobile Apps to Attract Patients

Large Hospitals Turn to Mobile Apps to Attract Patients

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of large hospitals in South Korea are ramping up their technological prowess to attract patients amid growing competition in the medical industry, by releasing mobile apps boasting features ranging from doctor appointment scheduling to virtual reality experiences. According to sources in the medical community, the high smartphone [...]

Troubled Samsung Medical Center Suffers from Endless Controversy

Troubled Samsung Medical Center Suffers from Endless Controversy

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Last month, an insider at Samsung Medical Center exposed one of the hospital’s obstetric surgeons for ghost surgery: the unnamed doctor had allotted a surgical procedure to which he had been assigned to another junior surgeon, while he travelled overseas to partake in an academic seminar. The concerned doctor [...]

Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital Starts ‘Smart After-Care’ for Foreign Patients

Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital Starts ‘Smart After-Care’ for Foreign Patients

SEOUL, Oct.13 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital announced that it has developed a system that can continue to manage foreign patients who visit Korea to treat their illness even after they return to their homes abroad. The system will be called ‘Smart After-Care’. The hospital launched the system first at the Marina Health [...]

Samsung to Fuel Domestic Demand to Overcome “MERS Recession”

Samsung to Fuel Domestic Demand to Overcome “MERS Recession”

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Group is planning to provide various measures to help overcome the economic recession caused by the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). On July 2, the largest business group in Korea announced that it had come up with various plans to boost domestic demand that has been [...]

Incheon Shows No MERS Cases with Fewer Citizens Visiting Hospitals in Other Regions

Incheon Shows No MERS Cases with Fewer Citizens Visiting Hospitals in Other Regions

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is spreading nationwide, with 175 confirmed patients and a death toll of 27 as of June 23, and only Incheon is free from the deadly virus. Although its neighboring cities and counties like Gimpo, Bucheon and Siheung have MERS patients, the second largest port city [...]

Empty Hospitals with Masked Medical Staff

Empty Hospitals with Masked Medical Staff

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – After the government identified all of the hospitals affected by the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on June 7, hospitals opened and carried out normal operations. However, their number of patient visits dropped precipitously. Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, one of the affected hospitals, was almost empty on June 7. [...]

Fine Dust Provoke Depression, Increase Suicide

Fine Dust Provoke Depression, Increase Suicide

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A scientific study has discovered a correlation between air pollution such as fine dust and ozone, and an increase in depression and suicide. Professor Kim Do-gwan at the Neuropsychiatry Center of Samsung Medical Center argued that PM-10 increases depression and raises suicide rates. A research team led by Kim analyzed the [...]