Technology to boost state's medical tourism - Penang govt
GEORGE TOWN :
To boost medical tourism in the state and enhance the quality of patient care, the Penang government implemented technology in health care.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said digital transformation is the way forward and believed that advanced technology will continue to speed up the recovery of patients and improve life expectancy.
“Technologies such as robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and data can transform healthcare services in providing customised and accurate services for every patient,” he told a press conference after launching the Therapedic Brain and Spine Robotic Centre in Sunrise Tower, Penang.
Penang Medical Tourism President Dr. Mary Ann Harris, Therapeutic Founder James Tan, and Therapeutic Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Lok also attended the launch, where a mock audit of RM100,000 from the Therapeutic Foundation was handed over to Mary Ann on behalf of all Penang beneficiaries in the B40 community.
At the launch, Tan announced that the robotic redevelopment centre, the first such centre in the northern area, offers one of South East Asia's most accessible robotic rehabilitation services.
Source : Travel Industry Network