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Health Ministry, CREST move towards digital healthcare

05 October 2018 | News

The MoU will see the two parties collaborate in research, development and commercialisation.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) was signed recently, marking a milestone in digital healthcare in Malaysia.

The MoU will see the two parties collaborate in research, development and commercialisation, focusing on digital innovation in healthcare delivery and solutions, joint cluster development activities, industry network engagement, manufacturing alliance, talent development and digital health innovation hubs.

CREST was represented by its chief executive officer (CEO), Jaffri Ibrahim, while MOH was represented by Health director-general, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The signing was witnessed by Health Minister, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) CEO, Datuk Azman Mahmud.

According to Dr Dzulkefly, CREST has created a vibrant ecosystem in digital healthcare. Together with Telemedicine Development Group (TDG), both parties could support and complement the National Healthcare Transformation to provide equitable, affordable and accessible high-quality health services to the people.

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