SINGAPORE, July 21, 2015 (Antara/PRNewswire) -- Policy makers, hospital leaders and top solution providers will attend the HIMSS AsiaPac15 Digital Healthcare Week at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore, September 6 â€“ 10 2015, to learn about regional and international breakthroughs in SMART healthcare and discuss latest plans, challenges and solutions.
In this momentous SG50 year, the HIMSSAsiaPac15 will â€“ for the last consecutive time â€“ be held in Singapore. Aligned with the country's vision and journey to become the world's first Smart Nation, HIMSSAsiaPac15 will be convened under the theme SMART Healthcare â€“ Transforming the Way We Manage Health.
Regionally, this topic is more apt than ever. Rising affluence, ageing populations and the rise of chronic illnesses has ignited a healthcare digitization race in Asia. Early adopters such as India, South Korea, Japan and Singapore have made healthcare an integral part of their Smart Nation investments. Developing countries including the Philippines and Indonesia have also selected their smart cities and are actively rolling out initiatives such as the Philippine Health Information Exchange (PHIE) to improve information sharing.
Exemplifying Asia's commitment to smarter healthcare, the HIMSSAsiaPac15 will be a showcase of many technological firsts. Among which are the St Stephen's Hervey Bay Hospital, Australia and the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), Singapore. Both are the first fully digital hospitals in their respective countries.
St Stephen's, developed by UnitingCare Health, is also the first hospital in Australia to achieve Stage 6 on the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM). Richard Royle, Executive Director of UnitingCare Health, will be speaking about this project and sharing future plans.
NTFGH will, on the other hand, offer an exclusive hospital tour to 20 delegates. For the rest of the 2,000-strong audience, the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) Singapore showcase will allow them to interact closely with solutions currently deployed across Singapore's public hospitals in the exhibition hall.
"Asia's cities are striving towards digitization and SMART Healthcare. It is for me greatly motivating to be working with HIMSS Asia Pacific as the thought leaders in healthcare information technology to bring key stakeholders together in this fascinating stage of healthcare innovation and development through HIMSS AsiaPac15."
Dr. Chong Yoke Sin
CEO, IHiS Singapore
HIMSS AsiaPac15 Conference Chairperson
HIMSSAsiaPac15 will be opened by Singapore's Minister for Health Mr. Gan Kim Yong. He will lead a line-up of 60+ international speakers from the SMART Nation Office Singapore, Dubai Health Authority, Bumrungrad International, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH), KPJ Healthcare, Singularity University USA and more.
Alongside insightful presentations, 70+ leading innovators will be showcasing their latest solutions for the Asian markets. They include Diamond Sponsors: HP and IBM and Gold Sponsors: Cerner, Citrix, LiFEDATA Systems, Philips, T Systems, Unify and VMware.
Registration is open at www.himssasiapac.org/15. Early bird discounts are available until 1 August.