Dean Koh

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

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By Dean Koh 09:23 pm January 16, 2019
Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong delivered a ministerial statement on the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report on the SingHealth cyberattack in the Singapore Parliament on January 15 2019.
By Dean Koh 02:10 am January 15, 2019
Following the release of the public report by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) for the SingHealth cyberattack which occurred in July 2
By Dean Koh 04:54 am January 14, 2019
The IHiS Board of Directors appointed an independent human resource panel to examine the roles, responsibilities and actions of the IHiS staff involved, and assess the appropriate HR actions to be taken.

Above image: Baidu's AI camera being used during the free consulations by Deqing county hospital. Credit:

By Dean Koh 01:26 am January 14, 2019
Last week, Deqing county hospital in Guangdong Province launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness, according to a
By Dean Koh 10:05 pm January 13, 2019
One of the fast-growing sectors that have been identified in Thailand is healthcare and it is expected to be a key driver of the country’s economy.

A SingHealth polyclinic in Singapore. (Credit: Heartbeat @ Bedok).

By Dean Koh 09:24 pm January 09, 2019
The Committee of Inquiry, which was convened on 24 July 2018, identified five key findings and a total of 16 recommendations for SingHealth and IHiS to improve its cybersecurity defences.

Prof Ngiam (left) doing a demonstration of the DISCOVERY AI platform at the inaugural Healthcare AI Datathon and Expo held in July 2018. Credit: NUHS

By Dean Koh 09:57 pm January 06, 2019
“I think the biggest trend (in healthcare) is towards greater integration. Traditionally, healthcare has been very fragmented, where many different groups serve specific clinical needs without necessarily coordinating with each other.

Above image: Parkway East Hospital, a 106-bed private healthcare facility located in Telok Kurau in the Eastern part of Singapore. The hospital is one of four private hospitals in Singapore under Parkway Pantai. Credit: Parkway East Hospital.

By Dean Koh 04:59 am December 19, 2018
Last week, Parkway Pantai, one of the largest integrated private healthcare groups in Asia and UCARE.AI, a Singapore-based AI healthcare startup, announced that they have been using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to dynamically generate personalised, more accurate hospital bill estimates th
By Dean Koh 11:13 pm December 15, 2018
Two of the biggest concerns that potential customers indicate when implementing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions in the cloud are the migration of huge data stores to the cloud and connectivity to the cloud, says Marc Cianciolo, Director of Global Cloud Services, Hyland.

Xiangfei Chai, CEO & Founder of Huiyihuiying. Credit: Huiyihuiying

By Dean Koh 08:36 pm December 06, 2018
In a span of about three years, Huiyihuiying (HY) has become a leading company in the development and implementation of AI in the medical sector in China.

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