IMU held Digital Week to commemorate 30th anniversary

13 Sep 2022 10:10am
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The world has become more technologically advanced as time passes, notably in the area of healthcare or the medical system.

International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia's first private medical and health sciences university, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with the initial campaign, 'Digital Health Week.'

IMU is the first learning institution in Southeast Asia to offer a Bachelors in Digital Health which is the first degree in Malaysia that integrates Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Data Analytics and Healthcare.

The goal of the campaign for Digital Health Week was to increase awareness of this rapidly growing industry among students, educators, and business leaders.

IMU vice-chancellor, Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Baba stated that the pandemic is the main point that showed the value of digital technology and that the transformation offers many opportunities to improve the country’s medical outcomes.

“Digital health is driving a revolution in healthcare, merging digital technologies in healthcare with mobile health, health information technology, wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine as well as personalised medicine.

“This convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare and society offers many opportunities to improve medical outcomes and enhance efficiency,” he explained.

It is the fact transformation in technology of healthcare in Malaysia is assured will and is playing a key role now for the betterment of our medical system.

However, this institute may be a private based, but there are public-private drive partnerships through the MyDIGITAL Catalytic Projects.
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“These efforts help bring to life the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint and the National 4IR Policy while supporting the acceleration of digital and technological transformation in Malaysia’s economy,” said Fabian Bigar, Chief Executive Officer of MyDIGITAL.

In the meantime, a different aspect of the campaign featured the Digital Health Dialogue, which was supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and featured panelists from the political, business, and educational sectors.

The Digital Health Ideation Challenge is another program that is fascinating since it allows talented students to contribute brilliant ideas on how to address the most important healthcare challenges in Malaysia currently by utilizing digital technology.

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