Are we overbuilding?
Planning is important. When hospital groups, health systems, government ministries, and others endeavour to build a new health care facility, they have an earnest desire to meet the future healthcare needs of the local population. However, with changes in integrated care, healthcare IT, the treatment of chronic diseases and other factors, are we building too much too fast?
Ms. Paula Wilson, President and CEO of Joint Commission International (JCI), shared about trends in healthcare and the changing role of hospitals in one of the plenary sessions on 13 September at Hospital Management Asia 2018.
With the increasing need for evidence-based medicine, digitalising healthcare becomes necessary to being future-ready.
Leading one of the plenaries at Hospital Management Asia 2018 on 13 September, Dr. Tobias Seyfarth, Managing Director and President, Head of ASEAN from Siemens Healthineers discussed how digital healthcare has been improving the quality of patient care delivery and how to get patients and clinicians on board in the face of innovation.
Value-based healthcare is a key trend in response to the rising cost in healthcare where physicians and hospitals are paid based on patient health outcomes. Hear more about value-based healthcare from Dr Keith Lim from NUHS during HMA 2018.
Learning from the e-commerce retail takeover
E-commerce has taken the world by storm and continues to grow at an alarming rate - up to 19% year-on-year. It has reinvented how retailers and brands interact with consumers and integrated shopping experiences like never before. What does this mean for the healthcare industry, and what can hospitals learn from this global phenomenon?
Moderated by Dr Herbert Staehr, Global Head - Transforming Care Delivery, Siemens Healthineers, the plenary panel during HMA 2018 discussed "Preparing for a hospital without walls: learning from the e-commerce retail takeover".
Positioning Asia as the hub for medical tourism
Asia is at the forefront of medical tourism, and Thailand is leading the pack with state-of-the-art patient care and facilities, attracting patients from all over the world.
Prof. Somsak Chaovisitsaree, the Chief Executive Officer of Bumrungrad International Hospital, shared about medical tourism growth in the region and how hospitals could address challenges in attracting and engaging international patients at Hospital Management Asia 2018.