AMCHAM Healthcare Forum 2023: Transforming Healthcare through Partnerships, Innovation and Digitalization

On 26 July, AMCHAM held a AMCHAM Healthcare Forum 2023: Transforming Healthcare through Partnerships, Innovation and Digitalization. Spearheaded by AMCHAM Healthcare Committee and Life Sciences Committee, this forum gathered 150 delegates and expert speakers to discuss how companies can help strengthen and expand the healthcare system in Malaysia. 

The event was graced by YBhg. Datuk Dr. Muhammad Radzi bin Abu Hassan, Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia and he delivered the Keynote Address, touching on the Health White Paper as the roadmap to a sustainable healthcare system for the future.

Our esteemed speakers for this year’s forum included:

  • Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh, President, Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia
  • Professor Dr. Barakatun-Nisak Mohd Yusof, President, Malaysian Dietitians Association; Deputy Dean of Academic, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Professor Dr. Jamiyah Hassan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • Dr. Khor Swee Kheng, Chief Executive Officer, Angsana Health
  • Andrew Wiltshire, Head, Healthcare Public Policy, Amazon Web Services, APAC
  • Lee Dolsen, Chief Architecture, Zscaler, Asia Pacific
  • James Tan, Director, Health, Education and Consumer Industries (HEC), Intel Corporation
  • Dr. ‘Ismat binti Mohd Sulaiman, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Health Informatics Centre, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Siddhartha Mishra, Director, Healthcare Leader and Building Strategic Ecosystems, APJ Role of VMware
  • YB Dr. Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen, Special Advisor to the Minister of Health
  • Vigneswari A, Consultant, Crowell & Moring International
  • Azrul Mohd Khalib, Founder and Chief Executive, Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy

The Forum dialogue revolved around three critical discussions on public-private partnerships, digitization, & financing that are relevant to Malaysia’s healthcare future, and how everyone can play a part in steering progress. 

In the first panel, we explored how the public and private sectors can work together to transform the healthcare delivery system, particularly in addressing the challenges posed by an aging society and non communicable diseases (NCDs). Collaboration is vital to create a patient-centric system that taps into the private sector’s resources.

The second panel delved into how healthcare digitization can be posed as an opportunity to improve healthcare delivery. In consideration to the technological advancements in the industry, we also discussed challenges within data governance and technical expertise.

In the third panel, the panel highlighted that innovations in healthcare financing must be necessary to ensure sustainable and equitable access to healthcare in Malaysia as Malaysians seek an affordable, accessible healthcare system with a patient-centric approach. Supporting innovations in healthcare financing is essential to achieve sustainability and equitable access.

We thank all our esteemed speakers and delegates for the insightful discussions. We also would like to thank our sponsors for making this event a success.

  • Platinum – Abbott
  • Gold – GSK, Novartis, Pfizer
  • Silver – Davita, Johnson & Johnson, Viatris

We look forward to seeing you at the AMCHAM Healthcare Forum 2024!