Panel Discussion: Reimagine the Healthcare of Tomorrow

2 July, 8PM SGT/ 1PM BST

The final episode of “The Future of Healthcare” series will end with CMO dialogue, lead by Dr Ian Chuang, Chief Medical Officer, Elsevier together with CMO across different regions. This will be live panel discussions where our guests will discuss on : How are they preparing for the new norm in healthcare delivery, what are their strategy and framework for digital transformations, their challenges, and opportunities within their own region? How can we work collaboratively towards the new norm?

Dr. Ian Chuang. Chief Medical Officer, EMEALAAP Health, Elsevier


Dr. Chuang is the global Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Elsevier, an information analytics business within the UK-based, FTSE-listed RELX group. Dr. Chuang’s focus at Elsevier is collaborating with healthcare leaders to improve Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) adoption, especially as it relates to clinical decision support and improving health system decisions and processes of care to improve outcomes.

Dr. Chuang’s experience spans the entire care continuum, including applied healthcare informatics, controlled medical terminology, knowledge representation, clinical decision support (CDS) and analytics. Prior to joining Elsevier, he has led roles at both strategic level management of healthcare systems and physician leadership, and hands-on implementation of process optimization at the point-of-care.  His insights cover the full spectrum of delivering knowledge-driven care, whether it is capturing and structuring data, analytics and predictive modeling, or CDS functionalities intersecting with clinical workflow.

Dr. Chuang holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in administrative medicine from University of Wisconsin. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Healthcare Design Thinking and holds an adjunct assistant professor position in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri. He has participated in many healthcare data standards organizations, including the National Quality Forum Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC).

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Dr Shao-Hua Ko, MD, MBA. Vice -Superintendent, Min-Sheng General Hospital Group, Taiwan


Dr. Shao-Hua Ko brings more than ten years of experience and engagement for patient safety in Taiwan and abroad. He has consulted extensively on healthcare quality diagnosis and improvement at international and domestic healthcare facilities, and on healthcare quality education in Taiwan and the Greater China Area.

Dr. Ko is an active senior neurosurgeon specialized in minimally invasive neurosurgery, and a certificated spine surgeon, general surgeon and trauma surgeon. In clinical leadership, he officiated as Director of the Neurosurgery division and vice-Director of the Surgery Department at a regional teaching hospital in Taiwan, where he currently leads the quality activities as Vice-Superintendent for Quality and Administration.

Due to his MD/MBA background, Dr. Ko is also specialized in healthcare management and strategy, integration and innovation/renovation of healthcare facilities and systems, as well as patient safety system engineering, and service protocol design.

Dr. Ko’s experience in leadership roles has given him a wide understanding of issues faced by patients, medical professionals, and healthcare systems, skills that are indispensable in his work as a Joint Commission International Surveyor.

Assoc Professor  Jane Griffith. Chief Nursing Information Officer. CEO Office, Dubai Healthcare Corporation. Middle East


Jane is a registered general nurse from Australia. She has been based in the UAE since 2007 working for the Dubai Health Authority. Her clinical experience and qualifications are in Operating Theatre Techniques and Management and her academic qualifications are:

  • Associate Diploma Nursing Studies UNE(Administration).
  • Diploma of Administration (Nursing).UNE
  • Bachelor of Administration UNE
  • Master of Health Planning.UNSW

Jane’s experience has included both operational roles such as Director of Nursing and General Manager positions in tertiary level facilities as well as strategic roles in health care, facility planning, informatics and disaster management in Australia, Qatar and the UAE. Her current role is the Chief Nursing Information Officer for DHA, responsible for the Salama EMR project and standardization of clinical workflows across all DHA facilities.

Jane chairs the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council Scientific Committees for Research and Excellence and participates in a number of UAE Boards and Councils.

Jane also has extensive academic experience in teaching and research at Universities in Australia, Ireland and USA with over 25 scientific publications and is a HIMSS Future50 Healthcare IT Leader

Prof James Yip. Group Chief Medical Information Officer of NUHS, Chief Data Advisor of the Ministry of Health, Singapore


Graduated from National University of Singapore in 1991 and trained in  Cardiology at the National University Hospital, Singapore. He was a clinical fellow in Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults in 2001. He developed the Cardiology Information System which is in use in 3 public hospitals in Singapore. For this work and in Closed loop medication management systems (CLMMS), he has won for NUH the National Infocomm awards for best use for infocomm technology in the public sector  in 2004 and 2010. In 2012 and 2018, he was part of the team award for the National Medical Excellence award (NMEA) for CLMMS and Value driven Outcomes (VDO). He is also the individual recipient of  the 2015 Outstanding clinical quality activist for NMEA. He currently serves as the Group Chief Medical Information Officer of NUHS and is the Chief Data Advisor of the Ministry of Health. He has special interests in the area of Telemedicine and Population Analytics.

Dr Sam Shah, Global Clinical and Digital Advisor Healthcare UK. Department for International Trade


Dr Sam Shah is the Global Clinical and Digital Advisor, Healthcare UK at the Department for International Trade (DIT) and a NHS Consultant. He was previously Director of Digital Development for NHSX. Sam has worked on a number of initiatives across the NHS, including the flagship project to digitise urgent care. He had two main portfolios in the NHS spanning digital development of the health ecosystem and some national technology programmes. He has supported the development and adoption of a number of technology projects in England but has also worked with digital health start-ups from across the world. Sam is one of the inaugural members of the NHS Digital Academy. As a clinician with a background in primary healthcare and public health with a focus on designing services through a citizen-centric approach

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