Future of Healthcare: Impact of AI & Data

On 28 June, SGTech’s Cloud & Data Chapter organised the “Future of Healthcare: Impact of AI & Data” conference at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. This conference is part of SGTech’s overall efforts to create opportunities for members to engage various vertical sectors through tech talks to encourage tech adoption. It was well-attended by close to 80 attendees from healthcare, medical and tech industries, and saw a lively exchange of discussion with the panel on the above topics, moderated by Mr. Raju Chellam, Vice-Chairman of SGTech’s Cloud & Data Chapter. 

Mr. Lim Soon Tein, Chairman of the Chapter, addressed the audience. The conference covered the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare today, and perspectives on how analytics can enable the sector in more effective delivery of services. Additionally, insights on how the industry could contribute towards co-creating solutions for the nation’s healthcare sector were shared. 
Speakers and panellists include Dr. Ling Zheng Jye, ILTC Physician & Assistant Director (Corporate Development), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital; Mr. Ong Leong Seng, Director (Delivery), Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS); Dr. Ettikan Karuppiah, Director, Developers Ecosystem & Enterprise Business (SEA), NVIDIA and; Mr. Goh Yam Guan, Healthcare & Life Sciences Consultant (Asia Pacific & Japan), HP Inc. 

Key Takeaways

  • Artificial intelligence is transforming healthcare, and is becoming more prevalent. Intelligent tools could facilitate more efficient diagnoses yet identify trends and patterns across the sector. The value of AI is greatly important to advancing the healthcare sector as a whole.

  • Healthcare analytics has always been present even in the days of paper records. With its rise to international consciousness, more can be done together to advance healthcare towards patient value and population health. 

  • IHiS, as the national agent driving health IT, foresees the industry’s participation in 1) co-developing capabilities to achieve preventive care, 2) transiting patients to appropriate care setting in the community and 3) achieving sustainability across the care continuum. Platforms for collaboration include the National HealthTech Challenge and Health Chatbot Accreditation Exercise launched in March and June respectively this year. 

View the event photos on Facebook HERE !

Published July 2018