Dean Koh

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

Above photo: The registration counter of the Bloodbank@HSA located in Outram, Singapore. Credit: HSA

By Dean Koh 11:01 am March 15, 2019
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore, said in a statement on March 15 that one of its vendors, Secur Solutions Group Pte Ltd (SSG), had failed to properly secure a HSA database against access over the Internet.

Source: Ministry of Health, Indonesia

By Dean Koh 04:08 am March 15, 2019
Last month, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the launch of their Sehatpedia app to facilitate the public’s access to health information.

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By Dean Koh 02:11 am March 15, 2019
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as One Belt, One Road, is the Chinese government’s development strategy that was introduced in 2013 to build ties along the overland Silk Road Economic Belt and the naval trading route known as the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

Credit: Samitivej Hospital Group

By Dean Koh 05:07 am March 14, 2019
Samitivej Hospital Group, a private hospital brand in Thailand with a network of eight hospitals and owned by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), recently announced the launch of its one-stop Virtu
By Dean Koh 09:55 pm March 06, 2019
According to a blogpost by Symantec, the cybersecurity company’s researchers has identified Whitefly as the hacker group behind what is known as Singapore’s

Fang Laiying, a member of CPPCC and vice president of the Chinese Hospital Association, talks about China’s health development during the regular news conference. (Credit:

By Dean Koh 10:44 pm March 05, 2019
"Cultivating medical talent requires the joint efforts from departments of education, health, finance and development and reform," said Fang Laiying, VP of the Chinese Hospital Association.
By Dean Koh 02:18 am March 04, 2019
Hong Kong’s Food and Health Bureau (FHB) announced on March 1, 2019 the establishment of the Primary Healthcare Office (PHO) to oversee and steer the development of primary healthcare services at the bureau level.

Credit: Icon Group

By Dean Koh 04:03 am March 01, 2019
Yesterday, Icon Group (Icon), Australia’s largest dedicated private provider of cancer care, officially signed an agreement with China’s Sanbo Brain Hospital Group (Sanbo) to deliver radiation oncology services, which are

Dr. Patrick H. Luetmer (above) will be at the upcoming HIMSS Singapore eHealth & Health 2.0 Summit to talk about the key lessons learnt behind the Plummer project at the Mayo Clinic.

By Dean Koh 01:28 am February 27, 2019
Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Chair of Clinical Systems Oversight Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patrick H. Luetmer shared in an email interview with Healthcare IT News some key takeaways behind the success of the Plummer project.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial signing of the Revised Corporation Code and the Universal Health Care Act at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2019. Credit: RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

By Dean Koh 01:23 am February 26, 2019
Last Wednesday (February 20), President Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Philippines officially signed the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act into law, which guarantees equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare services for all Filipinos.

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