Telstra enters booming Australian e-health industry

Australian incumbent operator Telstra has confirmed the launch of new business division, Telstra Health, and a joint venture with Swiss telemedicine company Medgate. “Telstra Readycare” will connect remote residents of Australia with GPs over video or telephone to facilitate diagnosis, prescriptions and referrals.

Intel forms ehealth JV with GE

US chip giant Intel said Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with General Electric to form a 50/50 joint venture healthcare company focused on electronic health and independent living. The new company will absorb GE Healthcare’s Home Health division and Intel’s Digital Health Group, and will be owned equally by GE and Intel. It is expected to become operational by the end of the year.


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