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Digital Disruption To Advance Healthcare In Malaysia

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Cyberview Sdn Bhd (Cyberview), the Tech Hub Developer of Cyberjaya led the conversation with industry and academic experts on the importance of driving digitalisation to advance healthcare in Malaysia in a panel discussion themed, ‘Transforming Malaysia’s Healthcare through Innovation & Disruptive Technology’.

With new disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and digital applications, the healthcare industry continues to see revolutionary progress, especially in the current pandemic. Patients are no longer passive participants in their health journeys. Instead, they expect to play a more active role in their healthcare that is made all the more possible with emerging technologies. Given the changing patient demands, industry players and experts are looking at more strategic and collaborative efforts to leverage digital technologies in the healthcare sector. Innovation in healthcare is also pertinent in identifying opportunities for growth and tackling current challenges.

Cyberview brought together subject matter experts from the healthcare sector and academia. The panellists included James Then, Managing Director of CryoCord Group, Professor Dr Mudiarasan Kuppusamy, Dean, Faculty of Business & Technology, University of Cyberjaya and Dr Ian Ng, CEO of VITA. During the panel session, they discussed the changing healthcare landscape and the growing demand for smart healthcare solutions in Malaysia.

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Dr Ian Ng,CEO of VITA James Then,Managing Director of CryoCord Group Professor Dr Mudiarasan Kuppusamy,Dean, Faculty of Business & Technology, University of Cyberjaya

James Then, whose business has been in Cyberjaya for 18 years said, “It’s interesting how we’re moving in the direction on learning to apply smart technologies in the healthcare sector. When we talk about smart healthcare now, we’re touching on the likes of AI, interpretation of slides, and big data as analytical tools to assist specialists in reducing time and manpower. There are companies developing AI simulation to discover and accurately interpret certain recognition and patterns in X-ray or MRI slides compared to a radiologist. The AI proponent is also able to identify mistakes and recommend solutions based on analysis.”

Dr Mudiarasan commented on the healthcare landscape, “The entire healthcare landscape has evolved from a professional field into a business medical field. In terms of digital marketing today, we’re seeing relevant businesses as well as clinics and medical centres spending a lot more money on various forms of advertisements because everyone within the sector is competing for the same market. However, the use of technology is still at urban level with poor access in the rural areas. Healthcare providers must ensure that the level of adoption and access to medical services should be anywhere, anytime.”

Meanwhile, Dr Ian elaborated on the importance of a holistic tech ecosystem to advance the smart healthcare segment – “It is imperative for Cyberjaya to lead by example in providing the opportunity for innovative healthcare companies to come together in the smart city’s holistic ecosystem through the incorporation of AI, robotics, IoT and big data. This will ultimately drive digital disruptions in the smart healthcare industry with an end goal of improving the quality of lives of Malaysians.”

Cyberjaya’s newly unveiled masterplan focuses on Smart Healthcare as one of its key tech areas as part of its efforts to drive the development of Cyberjaya as a vibrant Global Tech Hub. In this new focus area, Cyberjaya will serve as a hub for the development of new and advanced Smart Healthcare innovative solutions that will address the health and wellbeing of Malaysians.

For the full recording of this webinar, visit Cyberview’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17NtuMVt9XY.


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