HEALTHCARE FORUM 2017
Although well on its way to meeting the SDG’s Goal 3 of ensuring health and well-being for all, Malaysia struggles with containing the cost of universal coverage. Healthcare spending could rise from approximately USD12billion in 2015 to USD20billion by 2020. With medical inflation projected at 15% this year, it is in the interest of all stakeholders to re-examine the cost of healthcare provision to achieve better balance between care and cost. In this sense, bundling has been touted as the game changer in containing medical inflation.
Even as Malaysia grapples with optimising healthcare delivery in the local context, it must also factor in its role on the regional and international level in view of the importance of medical tourism as a revenue earner for the country. Healthcare expenditure in Asia Pacific for the period up to 2018 is projected to grow at 10.5% compound annual growth rate.
The mega trends of an increasingly educated and affluent population demanding for quality care, as well as overall population growth and higher life expectancy leading to a greater proportion of the elderly throughout Asia Pacific means that Malaysia’s healthcare system must keep up with technology and innovate.
The purpose of the Healthcare Forum 2017 is to serve as a stakeholders’ discussion platform, bringing together hospital operators, healthcare practitioners, consultants, financiers, insurers, suppliers, researchers, industry leaders and policy makers as well as other related professionals to deliberate on the best way forward in continually improving healthcare standards while containing costs to cater to perpetually increasing demand that strains existing healthcare infrastructure.
- Learn about key trends, opportunities and challenges to look out for as Malaysia strives to fully achieve the SDG’s Goal 3 on healthcare
- Gain insights into the best way forward to optimise Malaysia’s healthcare industry’s potential domestically and internationally from the perspectives of operators, regulators and financiers, which will assist in your organisation’s strategic planning
- Get updates on technological innovation and R&D advancements in connected healthcare to address the health and wellness needs of today’s society
- Get first-hand information on the latest opportunities and challenges in catering to the needs of the aging population here and abroad, as well as on strategies to build up Malaysia’s position vis-à-vis competitors in the area of medical tourism
- Benefit from the experience and expertise of highly knowledgeable and experienced role-players to gain fresh insights and perspectives on the key concerns and questions highlighted
- Opportunity to broaden your network and form synergistic partnerships with like-minded professionals and organisations