Growing Medical Tourism Attracting Investors in Malaysia

An excellent healthcare infrastructure, hospitals with state of art technology and fine recuperation facilities are some of the prime reasons to attract medical tourists in Malaysia. The country generated over MYR1 billion from more than 800,000 medical tourists last year and the volume of arrival is estimated to cross 1 million by 2020. Not surprisingly,…

3D Printing, an Easy Pill to Pop

Disruptive technologies like Google Glass and microchip modelling clinical trials might be changing the healthcare sector. But the one like 3D printing is proving to be the crowd favourite. Exhibit A – Project Daniel, results of Mick Ebeling’s brainchild, Not Impossible Labs. It 3D printed limbs for the young victims of war-torn Sudan and enabled…

Precision Medicine is Disrupting Cancer Management Globally

Healthcare delivery is undergoing rapid transformation globally primarily driven by digitisation trends. With access to personalised health data, it is now possible to investigate individual health and well being with a much greater accuracy and speed. The traditional model of “one size fits all” is fast becoming irrelevant giving way to outcome-based targeted therapies called…

3D Printing is Transforming Healthcare Worldwide

Growing demand for patient-specific products in orthopaedics, dental, and maxillofacial surgery, may have started to reject the traditional “few sizes fit all” philosophy that may result in mismatched sizes—leading to complications such as post-operative pain, implant failure, and infection. With the advent of 3D printing, an implant can be tailor-made to the exact shape required…

Can APAC Pharma Survive Trump?

Trump walks in the direction of the conservative American thought that believes free trade – coupled with immigration, outsourcing or treaties with countries – must be renegotiated on American terms. This would create ripple effects that would hit the pharmaceutical market throughout the Asia-Pacific region when Trump decides to implement his 15 point agenda of…

Pokemon Go is helping Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

An unintended outcome, the popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go is helping many with their anxiety and depression symptoms The annual global cost of mental illnesses is set to rise to a whopping $6 trillion in 2030, from $2.5 trillion in 2010. Furthermore, the global treatment gap in 2004 for disorders such as depression and…

Transforming Healthcare – Physician Centric, Treatment Centric OR Patient Centric?

The healthcare industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation globally, from being a volume-based industry to becoming value-based service providers. While the number of hospital admissions is rising globally, healthcare infrastructure is not growing at a similar pace, which has added to the burden on healthcare systems. In a situation like this, the healthcare service needs…