Dean Koh

Dean Koh is the Editor of Healthcare IT News Asia Pacific.

By Dean Koh 01:51 am July 12, 2019
Thailand’s population is ageing rapidly with almost half of its electorate above 50 years old by 2025. Healthcare costs are rising and it is not tenable in the long-run to keep building hospitals.

Above: Screenshots of the Speedoc app.

By Dean Koh 02:53 am July 10, 2019
Singapore-founded house call doctor app Speedoc and private ambulance operator Comfort Ambulance announced a partnership that allows Speedoc users to hire Comfort’s fleet of 25 ambulances for transport to more than 100 heal

Credit: Philips Korea

By Dean Koh 11:02 pm July 08, 2019
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, which was established in 2009 and part of the Catholic Medical Centre (CMC), recently announced that it has been operating a digital pathology system that aids in the diagnosis of cancer since last month.
By Dean Koh 09:00 am July 04, 2019
The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) is partnering with Australian software organisations to design world leading software for specialists.

Above photo: Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad
Credit: Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia/Ministry of Health

By Dean Koh 02:58 am July 03, 2019
Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said that it would cost up to RM1.5B to implement an EMR system for the 145 hospitals nationwide in Malaysia over the next five years, according to an
By Dean Koh 04:44 am June 28, 2019
Buzzwords like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are commonly heard at conferences and industry events and they often conjure up images of robots or killing machines from the Terminator.
By Dean Koh 05:32 am June 27, 2019
German pharma giant Bayer, in partnership with NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), recently launched the Healthy Hearts, Healthy Aging Asia Pacific Report at Innovfest Unbound 2019.

Above photo: Prof Dr. Tuong, General Director of Electronic Health Administration (EHA) speaking at the June 13-14 workshop, in which the 6 piloting EHR provinces shared their learning experiences. Credit: Donna Medeiros, Senior Digital Advisor and Consultant, ADB. 

By Dean Koh 03:06 am June 24, 2019
During the ‘Promoting the implementation of electronic health records’ Seminar that took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last week, the Ministry of Health announced that Electronic Health Records (EHRs) will be deployed nationwide from July this year.

Credit: Severance Hospital/MediBloc

By Dean Koh 02:02 am June 24, 2019
Severance Hospital, one of the oldest and biggest university hospitals in South Korea, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean startup MediBloc to build a blockchain-based medical information platform. 

Credit: KKH/Google Maps

By Dean Koh 03:29 am June 20, 2019
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), the largest hospital specialising in healthcare for women and children in Singapore, has partnered with French multinational electric utility company ENGIE and end-to-end Internet o

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