Malaysia holds second telemedicine conference

Selangor, Malaysia – The second Malaysia Telemedicine Conference themed Shaping Tomorrow’s Healthcare Today was held on August 16-18 in Swan Convention Center at Sunway Medical Center.

The conference brought together stakeholders from policy makers, industries, academia and medical providers to forward technology in the country. Among the matters discussed were Malaysia’s advanced research and latest innovations that provide platform for collaborations among stakeholders.

Overview, technological aspect and application to present health care situations of tracks such as mobile health, internet of things and big data analytics in healthcare were exchanged during discussions. A special session titled “From Idea to Product” was held to help entrepreneurs, start-up companies and ecosystem builders turn their ideas into healthcare innovations and solutions.

The Telemedicine Innovation Challenge was again held with 12 teams composed of participants from universities, industry and healthcare sectors present their healthcare solutions.

Director-General of Health Dr. Noor Hisham Bin Abdullah also announced the formation of Telemedicine Development Group (TDG) which aims to form and nurture collaborations in supporting development, research and innovation of telemedicine and telehealth initiatives in the country.

This year’s conference was organized by Monasha University Malaysia, Collaboration Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST), Ministry of Health Malaysia, and Malaysia Communications in Multimedia Commission (MCMC).