The Malaysian International Healthcare Innovation Conference & Exhibition, MIHICE the second time running this year at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya between November 30 and December 1.
MIHICE was spearheaded by Dr. Hooshmand Palany who is not only the Conference Director but also a healthcare specialist for Agensi Innovasi Malaysia. The conference aims to bring people in healthcare and technology under one roof to discuss and share ideas, trends and new discoveries as well as to inspire innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare.
MIHICE was launched by the Minister of Health Malaysia, Datuk S. Subramaniam, who stressed on the importance of conceptualizing ideas in order to provide more efficient and productive healthcare services.
“Putting more money into healthcare is not the solution. It is finding better ways of spending the money that we have, is the solution and that is where innovation comes in.”
Some of the highlights of the conference include presentations on game changing molecular technology in the combat against cancer by, 3D printing of surgical aid and prosthesis which is now used quite extensively in Malaysia, the impact of big data and artificial intelligence in health care. A big portion of the conference was also dedicated to panel discussions about data analytics, business opportunities in healthcare as well as the growing presence of biotechnology in healthcare innovation
The conference also featured winners from the Ministry of Health National Innovation Award Winners in the categories of Services, Processes, Products and Technology. Furthermore, the conference also saw the exchange of MoU Documents and presentation of certificates for the Centre of Excellence in Digital Healthcare and the Healthcare Innovation Challenge Fund.
The message at the end of the conference was clear, Malaysia needs to build an innovative healthcare ecosystem where different industrial player can collaborate with each other. The setting up of platforms to allow young entrepreneurs, innovators, healthcare specialists and enthusiast will definitely bring about new disruptive technologies that are changing the way we see healthcare today.