Kuala Lumpur City Hall presents to you “Kuala Lumpur My City” which offers a refreshing view of the city from a few different perspectives – depicting the many facets and people of Kuala Lumpur, from the business community, to recreation, entertainment, sports, arts, culture and tradition. Malaysia Healthcare patients have been coming to this world class city not only for world class healthcare but also to experience a world class city! Enjoy!
– Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of the YTL Group of Companies
– Dato’ Mokhzani Mahathir, Chairman of Sepang International Circuit
– Serina Hijjas, Director of Hijjas Kasturi Associates
– Andy Davidson, Founder and CEO of The Expat Group
– Jo Kukatas, Founder of The Instant Cafe Theatre Company
– Wan Zaleha Radzi, Managing Director of Asiapromote Venture
– Carmen Soo, Model/Actress
– Sarimah Ibrahim, TV Personality/Host
Hope to see you all in Kuala Lumpur soon! Check out our YouTube page as well
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.
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.
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).
Malaysia Healthcare patients have been using a portable Personal Health Record (PHR) called the iPHER for a number of years that carries all their PHI which includes, medications, lab tests, diagnosis, immunizations, alternative procedures, digital images, dental records, ophthalmic care (lens and contact prescriptions) and DNA any where in the world with no need to access the Internet to view the information. Malaysia Healthcare currently uses this PHR to reduce medical errors and create continuity of care for their medical tourists.
Our thanks goes to Mr. Schmidt and Google for finding new ways to simplify our visit to our healthcare providers!
Malaysia was recently featured in the April issue of the Travel Trade Monthly publication. The article covered the growing importance of Malaysia as a leading tourist and healthcare destination. In 2010, Malaysia recorded 24.6 million tourist arrivals which generated MYR56.5 billion (USD18.5 billion). Lonely Planet listed Malaysia as a must see destination for 2010 and Tourism Review and Hotel Resort Insider placed Malaysia in the top for five for Medical Tourism. Enjoy the article below on page 14!
Travel Trade Weekly Ltd publishes two unique publications; Travel Trade Monthly and Travel Trade Weekly.
Travel Trade Monthly contains informative destination features, interviews with key industry figures and in-depth analysis of issues related to the travel and tourism industry within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This publication is distributed monthly as a hard copy to more than 6,000 readers throughout the MENA region and to major travel trade exhibitors worldwide.
Travel Trade Weekly is the first and only weekly virtual publication of its kind in the MENA region. It is read online by more than 150,000 travel professionals globally – including all registered travel agents and tour operators. This weekly virtual publication provides travel professionals around the world with the latest tourism news from within the MENA region, as well as international news and events. Travel Trade Weekly currently receives an average of more than 5,000 readers per day
>Malaysia Healthcare joins a growing number of organizations who are having a dedicated video channel to promote and create more awareness of the industry they are in. Our channel includes videos on medical tourism in Malaysia, interviews, news items and general information about Malaysia which is a leading tourist destination.
Over the next couple of months we will grow our video offering to include the latest developments in the medical tourism arena in Malaysia and around the world. Keep up to date with latest offerings by subscribing to our YouTube channel on www.youtube.com/malaysiahealthcare .
Malaysia was featured as a healthcare destination in the February issue of Medical, Wellness + Tourism (MWT) publication. The article covered the latest developments in medical tourism in the country together with it’s growing importance as a wellness destination. The feature which is covered over 4 pages of the issue gets the insights from the leading players in the medical tourism arena in the country.
MWT is the first independent business-to-business monthly publication designed to promote and inform on the fast growing industry of medical and wellness tourism. MWT provides accurate and up-to-date news and analysis on the medical and wellness tourism sector, looking at how the industry is developing its product. MWT aims to provide industry participants with the latest information, tools and development news in order to assist its readers in making informed decisions about their businesses and the best recommendations and arrangements for their clients. Further details on MWT can be found on their website www.mwtourism.com .
A growing number of Singaporeans are going across the border to Malaysia to seek medical treatment. Since Mar 1 last year, Singapore residents have been allowed to use their Medisave for elective hospitalisation overseas. The scheme kicked off with 12 hospitals and medical centres in Malaysia run by two Singapore-based private health-care providers – Health Management International (HMI) and Parkway Holdings. HMI and Parkway Holdings said they’ve had more people enquiring about their services in Malaysia.
Click on the article below which was published by The New Paper in Singapore on Sunday, February 13, 2011.
The Commonwealth Secretariat produced a great report on Medical Tourism in their Health and Welfare section of their annual report to Commonwealth Ministers two years ago. This report is once again gaining attention as a number of Commonwealth countries including Malaysia are experiencing rapid growth in this area.
Members of the Commonwealth are in an advantageous position when it comes to aligning themselves as medical tourism destinations. Commonwealth nations have existing and well established social, economic and cultural connections with countries that are currently leading source markets for medical tourism such as the UK, Canada and Australia.
The Malaysian government has listed healthcare travel or medical tourism as one of the key areas under the Government Transformation Programme to increase the number of medical tourists. Malaysia Healthcare has been a proud supporter of the programme and is working closely with other agencies to make Malaysia a regional hub for healthcare.
Malaysia Healthcare has partnered Hospital Build Asia 2011, Asia’s largest business to business hospital infrastructure event for the second year running! With it’s success from 2010, this years exhibition and congress will be held once again at the beautiful Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 10 – 12 May 2011.
The monumental boom in the building and development of government and private facilities requires a world class forum specifically aimed at healthcare markets in the developing markets around the world. Hospital Build Exhibition & Congress is the regions first event of it’s kind to offer a multi track conference programme and exhibition across the breadth of this expanding sector.
Have a look at the brochure above and hope to see you all there!