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>Medical records online by 2015!


In the era of high technological advancement, Malaysia is not about to get left behind. This is a digital age where patients travelling beyond borders will have instant access where ever they are, with whatever device at hand. The Malaysian Government recently announced that local patients will have shorter waiting time and faster diagnosis of illnesses as the nation’s healthcare system and medical data of both outpatients and inpatients are computerised. At least 20 government hospitals nationwide will be able to serve patients faster by 2015 when medical records are accessible online. Clink on link below!

Medical records online by 2015

Malaysia Healthcare’s strategy is in line with the aspirations of the government to woo foreign patients to this country and making sure that health information is treated with great confidentiality. Therefore, Malaysia Healthcare’s patients use a Personal Health Record (PHR) called the iPHER to carry all their medical information in a digitized format which will also enable them to have good follow up care with their primary care physician upon return to their home country.

>Malaysia Healthcare at the 2nd Annual Electronic Health Records Conference in Singapore from 22 – 25 November!


Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Mr. Suresh Ponnudurai spoke at the 2nd Annual Electronic Health Records conference in Singapore today. This is the second time that Malaysia Healthcare has been part of this event. This event brings together representatives from the government, public and private hospitals, healthcare technology providers and consultants to discuss the implementation of leading edge technology and to identify new partnerships and opportunities in Asia. With the global move towards EHRs as an effective tool to improve access to patient information, reducing costs and administrative loads, improving patient safety and healthcare delivery, governments in Asia are pushing for national initiatives towards implementation of EHR’s.

Mr. Ponnudurai spoke on an important and emerging topic; Mobile and Portable Healthcare Deliveries and its Impact on Electronic Health Records and Patient Privacy’

His topic covered the following:

• Evaluating patient care deliveries, such as portable Personal Health Records (PHRs),
handheld devices and mobile workstations , and how these aid the physician and
improve the patient experience
• The use of mobile synchronous (voice) and asynchronous (SMS) telemedicine diagnostic
and decision support to remote clinicians
• Overcoming the challenges that face various online PHR systems
• Discussing the portability and continuity of care issues that face current PHR systems
• Privacy Issues

Malaysia Healthcare patients use a PHR called the iPHER (Individual Personal Health Electronic Record) to carry all their personal health information.

(Picture Above: Suresh Ponnudurai, CEO of Malaysia Healthcare at the conference)

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