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HealthcareAsia Magazine, 2017
Suresh Ponnudurai is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of World of Wellness (WoW), headquartered in Malaysia since 2008. He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of malaysiahealthcare (www.malaysiahealthcare.com), the leading platform promoting Malaysia globally as a health care destination since 2003.
He initiated the joint venture of malaysiahealthcare and Patient Practitioners/Marquez Investment LLC from the US, which formed the World of Wellness (WoW). This global platform headquartered in Malaysia, exclusively markets and promotes global destinations for health care services with the patented Personal Health Record (PHR) called the iPHER.
Through his initiatives WoW continues to build partnerships globally with health care providers, businesses, governments to raise the level of health care services for the improvement of mankind.
Suresh Ponnudurai has a Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, and has lived and worked abroad with more than 15 years of experience
working with multinational companies in the US and companies in Malaysia.
He will be speaking at the Healthcare Asia Forum Kuala Lumpur on May 17 at the Impiana KLCC Hotel.
What are your previous experiences and positions held that contributed to who you are as an expert in the healthcare industry today?
malaysiahealthcare.com was launched in May 2006 as the platform that promotes and markets Malaysia as the premier health care destination globally We have developed the its brand over the last decade by participating at various conferences. As we are a private sector entity, we facilitate patients from abroad who require our services pre, within and post leveraging on our network of select health care providers. We partner and support MHTC, APHM and MOH Malaysia in making this vision happen.
Can you give us a glimpse of what you will talk about at the Healthcare Asia Forum?
It will cover three pillars: Services, Technology and now Brick & Mortar.
HEALTHCARE KAREN MESINA, MALAYSIA
Sat, Jan 11, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ranked top international medical tourism destination after it attracted 1.3 million medical tourists last year.
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council chief executive officer Sherene Azli said UK-based International Medical Travel Journal had ranked Malaysia as the top destination in terms of volume of inbound medical travellers for three consecutive years.
She said from being a hidden jewel in the medical tourism sector, Malaysia has now been recognised as the world’s healthcare marvel.
“Even the US-based International Living magazine has acknowledged Malaysia as the Best Country in the World for Healthcare, ” she said after KPJ Healthcare Bhd president Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar announced the re-naming of KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital to KPJ Tawakkal KL Specialist Hospital yesterday.
Sherene said Malaysia’s pull factor included world-class healthcare, affordable treatment cost, and friendly service.
“Having a multi-lingual population helps breach the language barrier, as our people can speak Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arab and others.”
Sherene added that Malaysia has projected to draw RM2bil in medical tourism revenue during Visit Malaysia 2020.
“We are expecting an increase in foreign patients seeking treatment for bigger and more complex cases, ” she said, adding the medical tourism revenue last year was estimated at RM1.7bil.
Amiruddin meanwhile said KPJ, which owned 28 hospitals nationwide, was aiming to capture 10% of the projected RM2bil in medical tourism revenue.
“We have added more beds, and are investing in new equipment.
“We are also planning to relocate our hospital in Kuching to offer a spacious setting and better facilities.
“KPJ Tawakkal is known as an elite hospital for medical tourism, not because it is exclusive to the rich but because of our superb customer service, ” he said.
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Malaysia Healthcare will be partnering the first and only dedicated conference in Asia to address the pressing staffing challenges in the healthcare industry! This conference will help healthcare organizations to:
• Identify and resolve the common problem areas faced by healthcare giants which are hindering organizational excellence.
• Understand how your peers in the healthcare industry are battling this global industry shortage.
• Master ways to gain a competitive edge in attracting desired talents into your team.
• Revolutionize and re-design a strategic workforce planning program to promote business efficiency and leadership competency.
• Benefit from the most comprehensive and educational convention highlighting the critical importance of recruitment, retention and people management in your organization.
Click on the link below for further details! Hope to see you all there!
Healthcare Professionals Management Conference 2011!
|Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Deputy Minister of Health officiating the event|
|Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai speaking at the event|
|(R-L) Deputy Minister of Health, Datuk Rosnah, Khadijah Abdullah CEO of MII and Suresh Ponnudurai at the Press Conference on the launch of FAIR conference this morning|
We look forward to seeing you there!
The need to secure healthcare professionals in the medical industry has become a pressing issue for healthcare providers facing rapidly ageing populations. The healthcare talent shortage is probably the key influential factor that is affecting and limiting organizational excellence in the industry. As nations prepare for problems associated with fast ageing populations, provision of efficient healthcare delivery becomes increasingly important. More pressure and emphasis have been placed on providing quality care for citizens. As such, recruiting and retaining skilled and qualified healthcare providers remains the biggest challenge for almost all organizations.
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A great interview by McKinsey & Co with Google’s Eric Schmidt! Google’s executive chairman shares his strategies on hiring, running meetings, designing “mobile first” business models, and addressing joblessness and education reform. On page 5, Mr. Schmidt gives his thoughts on healthcare and how everything should be simplified when we see a doctor and recommends storing our healthcare in a USB dongle or a Personal Health Record (PHR).
This is an incredible video on how Microsoft sees the future in healthcare and how technology is improving our way of life! With state of the art hospitals being built in Malaysia; it’s just a matter of time before we experience seemless healthcare delivery.
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