Transforming Healthcare and Leveraging Digital Health for Better Health in Asia-Pacific
Digital disruption impacts every industry, and healthcare is no exception. Digital technologies are transforming the global healthcare landscape and driving healthcare towards better value through improving efficiency and quality and reducing costs. The Asia-Pacific region has a highly fragmented healthcare market and its digital transformation is coming into its own. Approaches to digital health in different countries across the region differ widely. The opening plenary will explore how to fully grasp the benefits and potential of digital health: What is the current reality and future of digital health in the region? What are the drivers and barriers for the uptake and deployment of digital health? How can we take digital health to the next level?

Moderator: Erwin Loh, MBBS, LLB(Hons), MBA, MHSM, PhD bio
Executive Director, Innovation, Patient Safety & Experience, and Chief Medical Officer, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia

Speaker: Gabe Rijpma bio
Senior Director, Health and Social Services, Microsoft Asia, Auckland, New Zealand

Speaker: Polawat Witoolkollachit, MD bio
Director of Information Technology and Communication, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Bangkok, Thailand

Speaker: Jilan Liu, MD, MHA bio
Principal & Consulting Director, Greater China, Joint Commission International (JCI), and Vice President & Executive Director of Greater China, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Seattle, WA, USA

Speaker: Lou Huei-Xin, PharmD, MSc (Clinical Pharm) bio
Director, Ancillary Care, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, and Head, National Pharmacy Program Management Office, Ministry of Health, Singapore, Singapore