Like many other sectors, healthcare is entering a period of rapid change. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world’s economies and healthcare sectors that it is no longer what it used to be.
On 2 April, 30 of the world’s leading digital technology experts gathered in a virtual roundtable to help advance WHO’s collaborative response to COVID-19. This pandemic has triggered an unprecedented demand for digital health technology solutions and has revealed successful solutions such as for population screening, tracking the infection, prioritizing the use and allocation of resources, and designing targeted responses.
Digital health technologies and innovations are fundamentally changing how we prevent, diagnose and cure diseases. Digital solutions are becoming a necessary part of the new global standard of care for patients and regulation is being fast-tracked to catch up to digital health innovation. These rapid changes will have ripple effects across the entire healthcare system, impacting incumbents and new entrants alike.
Investment into digital health is increasing at pace, with annual start-up funding expected to reach US$6.5 billion this year, according to consulting firm Accenture. Buoyed by many new entrants, healthcare intelligence company Espicom estimates the global market for medical devices will top US$450 billion by the end of 2018 (Espicom Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2018)
To understand what we should expect in the years ahead, this conference will attempt to discuss which technologies and innovations we will see in the near term (the next five years) and in the long term (twenty-five years and beyond). The conference will also discuss how technology and innovations in healthcare will contribute towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Join us to share your views on whether you agree with the expressed views, and what is perceive as the biggest hurdle to these technologies coming to fruition. This summit features distinguished healthcare thought leaders and practitioners who will provide perspective and insights on the ongoing opportunities and challenges facing the Malaysian and global healthcare industry.
• Exchange ideas and network with leading healthcare and allied professionals and researchers
• Discuss quality initiatives that can be applied in the practice
• Discuss ways to collaborate in putting quality initiatives in place throughout the healthcare industry
• Participants can gain direct access to a core audience of professionals and decision makers and can increase visibility through branding and networking at the conference
• Learn and discuss key news and challenges with senior level speakers.