The Health October 2020 - Page 14

Pandemic provides opportunities for innovation of digital healthcare technology

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The Health | October , 2020

| Health Technology |

Abdul Halim Md Lassim
Colonel Dr Mohd Arshil Moideen
Dr Dzahar Mansor
Dr Kalaiarasu M . Peariasamy

Covid-19 provides new frontiers in technology development

Jaffri Ibrahi
Nordina Idris
Prof Dr Ogan Gurel
Yew Kian Seng

Pandemic provides opportunities for innovation of digital healthcare technology

Stuart J Venner Pack
BY CAMILIA REZALI

The Covid-19 pandemic has

brought in remarkable innovative opportunities through the application of online platforms , machinery-based learning , big data , artificial intelligence ( AI ), genomics , robotics , and 3-D printing for a far more effective healthcare service delivery .
“ While we see tremendous opportunities in these areas , we still require on-going research to monitor outcomes especially centric to the patient ,” said Minister of Health , Datuk Sri Dr Adham Baba , in his opening address at the launch of the 13th National Conference for Clinical Research ( NCCR ) recently at the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) in Setia Alam , Selangor .
The three-day conference themed
“ Conference of Very Important Disease ( Covid-19 )”, showcased meaningful research advancements in the fight against Covid-19 . It was organised by the Institute of Clinical Research ( ICR ) and supported by Clinical Research Malaysia ( CRM ) and Collaborative Research and Engineering , Science and Technology ( CREST ).
This year , the NCCR was conducted on a virtual format , joined by 17 renowned speakers from Malaysia , Thailand , the Philippines , South Korea and the United Kingdom . Comprising medical experts to researchers , they spoke on disruptive technologies , interdisciplinary digital health research and coordinated efforts to advance research in fighting against Covid-19 .
There were also panel discussions on ‘ Shaping The Future of Healthcare Innovation ’ and ‘ How Innovation in Healthcare is Leading the Way in The Fight Against Covid-19 ’. The sessions were moderated by the Managing Director of Medical Opinion Asia , Stuart J . Venner Pack .
Malaysia and healthcare innovation
One of the session ’ s panellists , a Senior Consultant and Head of Institutes of