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Hospital Management Asia and Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia to Host 2023 Conference in Kuala Lumpur  


Hospital Management Asia (HMA) and the Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) are thrilled to announce that they will co-host the 2023 edition of HMA’s annual regional conference. The conference, with the theme “Embracing Change for More Efficient Healthcare,” is scheduled to take place on 5–6 September at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The opening ceremony of HMA 2023 will be officiated by Dr Zaliha Mustafa, the Minister of Health of Malaysia.

“Our conference is designed to connect healthcare leaders from across Asia and facilitate important discussions,” said Pinky Fadullon, HMA Project Director. “With the theme ‘Embracing Change for More Efficient Healthcare,’ we aim to inspire hospitals to leverage digital technology that will improve patient outcomes.”

“As healthcare professionals, we must continuously improve our healthcare systems to better serve our communities,” emphasised Dr Kuljit Singh, President of APHM. “Despite the challenges faced in the healthcare industry and beyond, we must adapt and innovate to provide the best care possible for our patients. We look forward to co-hosting the HMA conference, where we can collaborate with our healthcare colleagues to discuss and implement technology-based solutions that lead to sustainable and efficient healthcare systems, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes.”

A Timely Summit in Healthcare

Given the rapidly changing landscape of the healthcare industry, the conference’s theme is especially timely. In particular, the conference will feature hospitals that have leveraged the latest digital and smart technologies, seen as pivotal in healthcare’s continued quest to improve the quality of patient care and operational efficiencies.

Attendees can expect interactive panel sessions showcasing how leading hospitals in Asia are utilising digital technology to create innovative solutions for critical issues—from the global nursing shortage to medication errors to patient falls and hospital-acquired infections. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Automation of nursing tasks
  • Role of data mining and analytics in quality and patient experience improvement
  • Developing integrated digital systems to enhance care access and patient-centricity
  • Adoption of cybersecurity measures to ensure the resilience of digital systems against cyber threats

Attendees can also look forward to learning about cutting-edge digital tools, leveraging artificial intelligence and the cloud, that help hospitals provide better, more efficient care.

Distinguished Speakers Sharing Their Insights

This year, Dr Anton Decker, President of International at Mayo Clinic, will be one of the distinguished keynote speakers who will be addressing the conference on the topic of data, AI and connectivity in healthcare. Additionally, other industry leaders and professionals from around the world will also be present to share their expertise and insights on various sessions, including:

  • Stephanie Bayer, Senior Director Patient Experience, Cleveland Clinic (US)
  • Dr Ben Widaja, President Director, Mandaya Hospital Group (Indonesia)
  • Dr Asawin Puwatanasan, Deputy Hospital Director, Bangkok International Hospital (Thailand)
  • Benedict Tan, Group Digital Strategy Officer and Chief Data Officer, Singapore Health Services (Singapore)
  • Stephen Tan, Hospital Administrator, University of Cebu Medical Center (Philippines)
  • Monojit Mitra, Facility and Biomedical Director, FV Hospital (Vietnam)

Finally, the conference will showcase HealthTech companies and startups with innovative healthcare ideas and technologies, providing attendees with valuable insights into the latest trends and advancements in the field.

More details of the conference agenda are available for download online. Registration for HMA 2023 is now open, and attendees can register online through the HMA website. Early bird rates are available until June 8th, 2023, offering attendees substantial savings on the conference registration fee.