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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)

>iPHER card now being used at The Medical City, Philippines!

World of Wellness Online2U Sdn. Bhd. (WOW), a joint venture company between Malaysia Healthcare and Patient Practitioners LLC based out of the U.S. concluded a sale of it’s iPHER cards to The Medical City (TMC), Philippines in October. WOW, a MSC status company headquarted in Malaysia was represented by it’s CEO, Mr. Suresh Ponnudurai. Please see the full press release below.

TMC Pioneers Electronic Storage Card for Personal Health Records

Pasig City, Philippines , 26 October 2010: Applying information technology to its brand of personalized and customized health care, The Medical City (TMC) launches the e-Partner Card, the Philippines’ first individual electronic storage card for patients’ personal health records. Similar to a flash drive, the card can be plugged into any computer’s USB port for the sharing and uploading of in-patient and out-patient medical histories, MRI images, CT Scans, Echocardiograms, digital X-rays, prescriptions, and other documents pertinent to a patient’s health, all without Internet connectivity. The e-Partner Card is TMC’s exclusive version of the Individual Personal Health Electronic Record (iPHER™) device introduced by global medical service provider World of Wellness (WOW), headquartered in Malaysia.

Upon every visit to TMC, patients with e-Partner Cards need only submit their cards to the service unit’s staff to have their latest records uploaded. The card also keeps track of rewards points earned by patients each time they utilize the services of TMC’s main hospital or any one of its satellite clinics. The card is also especially useful for frequent travelers, as it can be used anywhere in the world, able to translate records into a variety of languages, and offer secure data back-up.

“With the e-Partner Card, every TMC patient can now be an even more engaged partner in the attainment of his health goals,” says Margaret A. Bengzon, Group Head of TMC’s Strategic Services Group. “This ability to actively manage his health information enables the patient to communicate and collaborate more actively with his physician, towards more efficient, effective and customized care.”


About The Medical City

The Medical City (TMC) is a tertiary health care organization with over forty years’ experience in hospital operation and administration towards the establishment of its world-class health care complex, serving some 40,000 in-patients and 400,000 out-patients annually. TMC has a medical staff of 1,100 physicians who are established experts in their various fields of specialization. This core of professionals is complemented by a 2,200-strong human resource complement, engaged in allied medical, administrative and support services.

At the heart of TMC’s service philosophy are new paradigms of hospital care addressing the entire continuum of health needs, and the patient as an equal, informed and empowered partner in the pursuit and preservation of health. TMC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for international health care organizations, and is a 2010 Reader’s Digest Asia Trusted Brands Awardee.

For media inquiries, contact:

Nestmarie G. Ramos

H/P: 0908.893.4386

>Malaysia Healthcare CEO attending mHealth World Congress 2010 in Singapore!

>Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai is attending mHealth World Congress 2010 taking place in Singapore from 18 – 19 October. The Congress will host many high level professionals and executives coming from mobile network operators, healthcare providers for both private and public healthcare, departments of health, NGOs, telecom and healthcare regulators & authorities, medical technology & information providers, handset & device manufacturers, medical gadgets and new medical technology solution providers, open source platform developers and healthcare researchers and informatics developers. Please click on the following link for further info:

Malaysia Healthcare is a partner to the conference and we look forward to seeing you there!

>Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai interviewed by Techistan!

> Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai was interviewed by Techistan at the recent OIC Muslim Business and Investment Gala!

>E-health will reduce medical costs by $7.6b: study

>Australia is moving forward in introducing an e-health system for all their citizens that will not only reduce medical costs but reduce errors. Malaysia Healthcare’s Personal Health Record (PHR) called the iPHER has just been doing that by helping healthcare travellers and Malaysian citizens manage their healthcare better.

>Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai to speak at the MuslimBIG 2010!


Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai will be speaking on Medical Tourism and the iPHER card at the Muslim BIG 2010 Buisness and Investment Gala ( taking place from 4- 6 June 2010 at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

MuslimsBIG 2010 Business & Investment Gala aims to provide an ideal platform for businessmen, entrepreneurs, international investors & buyers from all parts of the world to explore Joint Venture, Investment and Trade opportunities available in the Muslim Countries as well as in other participating countries.

The Event is projected to have participation from US, Europe, Central Asian Republics, China, India, Far East and other parts of the world to enhance Business & Trade Opportunities with the Islamic World.

The objective of MuslimsBIG 2010 is to highlight Malaysia and especially Kuala Lumpur as the hub of business, investment and cultural activities of the world. The event is poised to become the Biggest International Trade & Consumer Show in Malaysia and envisioned to be the Premier Haj and Umrah Show in the Region.

Hope to see you all there!

>Having a PHR will improve your healthcare!

>Having a Personal Health Record (PHR) makes such a difference these days! Malaysia Healthcare’s iPHER card allows a patient to carry his full medical history in a digital format wherever he goes and it is also not internet dependent. Whether you get access to an Electronic Medical Record from your hospital or carry your own PHR, it is an investment worth making.. your life may depend on it one day! Visit to see how you can get your very own PHR!

Have a look at this article!

>The Dental Tribune Profiles the iPHER!

>Malaysia Healthcare is in the news again with our great product, the iPHER! Have a look at what the Dental Tribune said…

>Mobile Health Records

>Malaysia Healthcare featured in The Star paper! – 9 May 2010 – Mobile health records

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