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Heading towards a biosensor revolution in healthcare industry

Increasingly accurate electronic health-monitoring devices, coupled with Big Data and artificial intelligence, is ushering in a major upgrade to healthcare

"With the hyper-connectivity of nearly all things medical will also come the new risks of cybersecurity, hacking and ransomware. . . New skills and capabilities in cyber-vigilance, security, and resilience will be crucial in this new age." - Dr Loke Wai Chiong.

"Today we are at the cusp of the next revolution in healthcare. Existing technologies, such as biosensors, fitness trackers, cloud computing, mobile apps, big data and IoT, would significantly improve the quality of care across the care continuum." - Linus Tham.

"The plethora of biosensors and information technology platforms have lagged in terms of adopting health IT standards. I see consolidation and convergence of these standards happening soon." - Dr Tan Teck Jack.

"Hundreds of companies, including tech titans Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google have all tried to launch different "tech-centric", consumer-facing devices and apps, in an effort to 'fix' healthcare, but with little success." - William Chew.

"I would prefer to use IT to make each care episode safer and more productive. This means arming the care provider with the right information at the right time and empowering all patients and care providers with the information to make the right choices." - Prof Gamaliel Tan.

ROUNDTABLE Participants:

  • Dr Loke Wai Chiong, healthcare sector leader, Deloitte South-east Asia;
  • Linus Tham, group chief information officer, Parkway Pantai;
  • Dr Tan Teck Jack, chairman & medical director
  • ...