Thursday, December 9, 2010

Global Capital & Development sign landmark deal with Pantai Group!

Global Capital & Development, a joint venture consortium tasked with the development of Medini, has announced a deal with Malaysia's leading healthcare provider, Pantai Group, to develop the Gleneagles Medini Hospital. The hospital will be located in Iskandar, Malaysia, The country's future engine of growth located at the southern tip of Malaysia in Johor. As a member of Parkway Holdings, Pantai's development comes as part of it's overall strategy to boost the regions medical tourism industry and to meet the needs of a growing and maturing population in Medini and Isakandar Malaysia.

Malaysia Healthcare has been a proud supporter of the Pantai Group of hospitals. With JCI and MSQH accredited hospitals in a number of cities across Malaysia, it has been in the forefront of promoting Malaysia as regional hub for healthcare.

(Picture Above: GCD CEO, Keith Martin)

Monday, November 29, 2010

The World's Top Five Medical Tourism Destinations!

Malaysia has once again been named as one of the top five Medical Tourism destinations for 2010 by Tourism Review and the Hotel & Resort Insider! The country received well over 410,000 medical tourists last year and that number is set to grow even further this year. With world class JCI and MSQH accredited hospitals, the country is cementing itself as the preferred choice for medical tourists. With all the leading hotel chains being represented in Malaysia, medical tourists are spoilt for choice! Malaysia is also listed by Lonely Planet as a tourism destination to visit for 2010 with sights and sounds to cater for all types tourists.

Malaysia Healthcare has been in forefront in promoting Malaysia as a healthcare destination and has served clients from well over 33 countries! It is supporting efforts by the Malaysian Government under the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) to increase the number of medical tourists and to make Malaysia the number one hub for medical tourists!!

(Picture Above: Medical Staff at the JCI and MSQH accredited National Heart Institute (IJN))

See article below!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Malaysia Healthcare at the 2nd Annual Electronic Health Records Conference in Singapore from 22 - 25 November!

Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Mr. Suresh Ponnudurai spoke at the 2nd Annual Electronic Health Records conference in Singapore today. This is the second time that Malaysia Healthcare has been part of this event. This event brings together representatives from the government, public and private hospitals, healthcare technology providers and consultants to discuss the implementation of leading edge technology and to identify new partnerships and opportunities in Asia. With the global move towards EHRs as an effective tool to improve access to patient information, reducing costs and administrative loads, improving patient safety and healthcare delivery, governments in Asia are pushing for national initiatives towards implementation of EHR's.

Mr. Ponnudurai spoke on an important and emerging topic; 'Mobile and Portable Healthcare Deliveries and its Impact on Electronic Health Records and Patient Privacy'

His topic covered the following:

• Evaluating patient care deliveries, such as portable Personal Health Records (PHRs),
handheld devices and mobile workstations , and how these aid the physician and
improve the patient experience
• The use of mobile synchronous (voice) and asynchronous (SMS) telemedicine diagnostic
and decision support to remote clinicians
• Overcoming the challenges that face various online PHR systems
• Discussing the portability and continuity of care issues that face current PHR systems
• Privacy Issues

Malaysia Healthcare patients use a PHR called the iPHER (Individual Personal Health Electronic Record) to carry all their personal health information.

(Picture Above: Suresh Ponnudurai, CEO of Malaysia Healthcare at the conference)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Healthcare sector and Medical Tourism to be a key growth engines!

The healthcare sector is set to be transformed from a social service and consumer of wealth to a private sector-driven engine for economic growth under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). Three healthcare sub-sectors have been identified to be key drivers of this growth: pharmaceutical, health services - including healthcare travel, specialist care centres and care of seniors - and medical technology products.

Malaysia Healthcare will be supporting the government's initiatives in the Healthcare Travel / Medical Tourism sector as we continue to market and promote Malaysia as a leading healthcare destination. The Executive Summary of the Economic Transformation Programme together with the full article can be found below. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Malaysia Healthcare at the opening of the new Park Royal Serviced Suites in Kuala Lumpur!!

Malaysia Healthcare was recently at the opening of the new Park Royal Serviced Suites located on Jalan Nagasari, off Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur. Our patients and clients have been using the Park Royal and their sister hotel the Pan Pacific for a number of years now together with the other leading hotel chains.

Park Royal Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur offers a choice of 287 well-appointed studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. All the serviced suites are fully equipped with all that you may need, and are designed specifically with the extended-stay traveller in mind and also medical tourists who have special requirements. Malaysia offers a wide range of hotels with all the leading chains being represented in the country. A medical tourist will be spoilt for choice here in Malaysia!

Further details on the hotel can be found on Malaysia Healthcare's hotel booking engine;

or by contacting Teekay Goh, Director of Sales, Park Royal Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur on + 60 3 20841000 or by clicking the link below;

(Picture above: (L-R) Varian Saw, Director of Sales, Park Royal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Vijayan Samuel, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia Healthcare and Anthony Lim, Area Director of Sales, Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

iPHER card now being used at The Medical City, Philippines!

World of Wellness Online2U Sdn. Bhd. (WOW), a joint venture company between Malaysia Healthcare and Patient Practitioners LLC based out of the U.S. concluded a sale of it's iPHER cards to The Medical City (TMC), Philippines in October. WOW, a MSC status company headquarted in Malaysia was represented by it's CEO, Mr. Suresh Ponnudurai. Please see the full press release below.

TMC Pioneers Electronic Storage Card for Personal Health Records

Pasig City, Philippines , 26 October 2010: Applying information technology to its brand of personalized and customized health care, The Medical City (TMC) launches the e-Partner Card, the Philippines’ first individual electronic storage card for patients’ personal health records. Similar to a flash drive, the card can be plugged into any computer’s USB port for the sharing and uploading of in-patient and out-patient medical histories, MRI images, CT Scans, Echocardiograms, digital X-rays, prescriptions, and other documents pertinent to a patient’s health, all without Internet connectivity. The e-Partner Card is TMC’s exclusive version of the Individual Personal Health Electronic Record (iPHER™) device introduced by global medical service provider World of Wellness (WOW), headquartered in Malaysia.

Upon every visit to TMC, patients with e-Partner Cards need only submit their cards to the service unit’s staff to have their latest records uploaded. The card also keeps track of rewards points earned by patients each time they utilize the services of TMC’s main hospital or any one of its satellite clinics. The card is also especially useful for frequent travelers, as it can be used anywhere in the world, able to translate records into a variety of languages, and offer secure data back-up.

“With the e-Partner Card, every TMC patient can now be an even more engaged partner in the attainment of his health goals,” says Margaret A. Bengzon, Group Head of TMC’s Strategic Services Group. “This ability to actively manage his health information enables the patient to communicate and collaborate more actively with his physician, towards more efficient, effective and customized care.”


About The Medical City

The Medical City (TMC) is a tertiary health care organization with over forty years’ experience in hospital operation and administration towards the establishment of its world-class health care complex, serving some 40,000 in-patients and 400,000 out-patients annually. TMC has a medical staff of 1,100 physicians who are established experts in their various fields of specialization. This core of professionals is complemented by a 2,200-strong human resource complement, engaged in allied medical, administrative and support services.

At the heart of TMC's service philosophy are new paradigms of hospital care addressing the entire continuum of health needs, and the patient as an equal, informed and empowered partner in the pursuit and preservation of health. TMC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for international health care organizations, and is a 2010 Reader’s Digest Asia Trusted Brands Awardee.

For media inquiries, contact:

Nestmarie G. Ramos

H/P: 0908.893.4386

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hospital Efficiency 2010, 2 - 3 November 2010, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

Malaysia Healthcare will be participating at the upcoming Hospital Efficiency Asia 2010 from 2 - 3 November in Kuala Lumpur. The summit will bring together senior level experts from hospitals in Asia to share on what actions they have taken to improve patient flow, safety and work flow processes, and the results they have achieved. There will be case studies and interactive panel discussions on the equipment, technology and work flow re-engineering that has been carried out to maximise efficiency.

As a Media Partner to the summit, we are looking forward to hearing and discussing key healthcare efficiency trends for the new decade. Further details on the event can be found on

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Aesthetics Asia 2010 Post Show Report!

Malaysia Healthcare was a partner to the recently concluded Aesthetics Asia Conference and Exhibition 2010. The 2nd edition drew to a successful close in Singapore on the 19th September having doubled the visitors and delegates from the previous edition in 2009. With a packed 3 day programme the event has secured its position as Asia’s largest event for medical aesthetics.

The 2010 edition attracted global leaders in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, Anti Aging Physicians and Aesthetic Practitioners to the 3 day meeting where over 120 key opinion leaders presented the latest techniques and procedures for the medical aesthetics sector. Over 500 products were on display in the exhibition with manufacturers and distributors from around the world attending to develop their business in Asia by reaching new customers and
developing new distribution agreements across the region.

Malaysia Healthcare was proud to be associated with this successful event from 17-19 September in the new Marina Bay Sands venue. The full post show report can be found above!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Johns Hopkins in RM $2 billion healthcare project with Malaysian company!

Academic Medical Centre, 80 per cent-owned by Chase Perdana and 20 per cent-owned by Turiya, will partner Johns Hopkins and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Johns Hopkins has already partnered Turiya via a stake in the US-based Amcare Labs International, which provides pathology and laboratory medicine services and operates medical testing facilities. Amcare is an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories.

With this new partnership, it will cement Malaysia as a leading healthcare destination. This is great news for Malaysia Healthcare as it promotes the country as a preferred healthcare destination! Click on the link below for more information!

Johns Hopkins coming to Malaysia
Turiya in RM2b healthcare project

Malaysia Healthcare CEO attending mHealth World Congress 2010 in Singapore!

Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai is attending mHealth World Congress 2010 taking place in Singapore from 18 - 19 October. The Congress will host many high level professionals and executives coming from mobile network operators, healthcare providers for both private and public healthcare, departments of health, NGOs, telecom and healthcare regulators & authorities, medical technology & information providers, handset & device manufacturers, medical gadgets and new medical technology solution providers, open source platform developers and healthcare researchers and informatics developers. Please click on the following link for further info:

Malaysia Healthcare is a partner to the conference and we look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Johns Hopkins coming to Malaysia!

Malaysia is poised to become a high-skill medical training hub after the government agreed in principle to the proposal to set up Johns Hopkins Medical School in the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. He said the institution, which would have 600 beds and a research centre, would probably be set up in Serdang, Selangor, under a private financing initiative.

The joint venture agreement between a Malaysian company and Johns Hopkins Medical International was expected to be signed in Kuala Lumpur in November, he told Malaysian journalists covering his six-day visit here to attend the Asean-United States Summit and the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This is great news for Malaysia Healthcare as it promotes the country as a preferred healthcare destination. Click the link below for the full article!

Johns Hopkins coming to Malaysia?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New medical devices and techniques to rejuvenate Asia’s anti-aging industry!

Following last year’s success, the second Aesthetics Asia Exhibition & Congress ( will be held on 17-19 September, 2010 at the new Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Organised by IIR Asia Pacific and EuroMediCom, the three-day gathering is the largest event in Asia for plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, anti-aging and aesthetic practitioners. Malaysia Healthcare is a partner to this Exhibition & Congress and we look forward to seeing you all there! - 7 September 2010 - New medical devices and techniques to rejuvenate Asia’s anti-aging industry

Monday, September 13, 2010

Growing pains!

By 2050, one in every five Malaysians will be aged 60 or older. In the past 40 years, life expectancy for both women and men have increased by approximately 10 years. Malaysia's Healthcare has improved dramatically since we gained independence in 1957. An increase in the aged group has important implications on the country's resources. Click on the link below and give us your comments!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Treating diabetes naturally!

A growing number of Malaysians and medical tourists are suffering from diabetes and diabetes related illness due to their ever changing lifestyle. A great article below on how to treat diabetes naturally! Have a read and give us your comments.

Top Picks: Treating diabetes naturally

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hilton's Doubletree opens it's doors!

Doubletree's Terrace Suite

Kuala Lumpur's latest hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, which opens its doors today, is positive that it will be well-received in Malaysia. The hotel, the first Doubletree in Southeast Asia, expects that by end-2011, it will be able to fill its 540-room inventory by two-thirds. Apart from being a new product, working in its favour is the "Hilton" brand and its location in Jalan Tun Razak.

Malaysia Healthcare patients and their families have been using the Hilton Brand of hotels and other 5-star hotels for their stay and recuperation during their treatment and recovery here in Malaysia. The level of service our patients have received from these word class hotels have been nothing short of excellent! Have a read of the article below!

City's newest hotel enters the landscape!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weight Loss Surgery!

In the past two months Malaysia Healthcare has received a lot of enquiries and patients who have gone through weight loss surgery. As obesity is slowly becoming a global epidemic, it is wise to do your research and to see whether you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. Take a look at the article below and give us your comments!

Health: Obesity a global epidemic

Monday, August 16, 2010

Malaysia Healthcare's Video

Malaysia Healthcare works closely with the Ministry of Health and Tourism Malaysia in promoting Malaysia as a leading healthcare destination. Have a look at the video!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Patient Care goes Hi-Tech!

Malaysia Healthcare patients have access to the latest medical equipments offered by JCI and MSQH accredited hospitals that reduces medical errors and creates continuity of care. Technology, Healthcare and the Environment don’t often merge but in this case it does and it uses an innovative, paperless system to increase efficiency and improve patient care. Click on the link below!

INNOVATION: Patient care goes hi-tech

GE Looking Into Enhancing Presence in Health Tourism in Malaysia!

General Electric (GE) is actively looking into enhancing its presence in Malaysia's healthcare industry, particularly Health Tourism, said the President of GE Asean, Stuart L. Dean. This is great news as the country is a leading healthcare destination and Malaysia Healthcare, the leading health tourism facilitator. GE has been actively involved in the healthcare sector in Malaysia for a very long time with a number of hospitals using it's products.

Have a look at the article below!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Malaysia is Truly Asia!

Malaysia Healthcare works closely with Tourism Malaysia in promoting Malaysia as a healthcare destination. Countless patients from Malaysia Healthcare have not only gone through their medical procedure successfully but have had a fabulous holiday with family friends after. Lonely Planet has listed Malaysia as one of the top ten 'must see' destinations for 2010. Enjoy the video below and explore Malaysia! Need more info; or

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Johns Hopkins to open in Malaysia!

Health Tourism Magazine says that Johns Hopkins might be getting involved with Malaysia Healthcare. The world-renowned institution has remained unspoken about the decision, but a partnership with Sitt Tatt Bhd (STB) has already been made and a piece of land in Selangor has been identified for a medical city development.
The Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) issued a statement yesterday saying that it was in the final stages of planning a healthcare city in the state. “PKNS is the first state development agency to initiate a private-public collaboration of a healthcare development of such magnitude,” PKNS general manager Othman Omar said.
Othman, when contacted to ask if this was the same site where Johns Hopkins might be located, said he was unable to reveal more information.
Please click on the link below:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sime Darby aims to double revenue from healthcare!

Sime Darby Bhd the country's largest conglomerate, wants to double its healthcare revenue in three years, looking for land outside the Klang Valley as well as Sabah and Sarawak to build its hospital portfolio. It's flagship, JCI and MSQH accredited Sime Darby Medical Centre has been recognized as one of the leading tertiary care centres in the region. Malaysia's popularity as a healthcare destination has been increasing globally as more and more people choose this country to get their medical procedures done.

Sime aims to double revenue from healthcare

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Johns Hopkins tipped to enter Malaysia!

The world-renowned teaching and research institution Johns Hopkins may make its way into Malaysia in a big way. With numerous JCI and MSQH accredited hospitals in the country and with Malaysia Healthcare the leading healthcare travel facilitator, this new development will cement Malaysia as a leading healthcare destination. Take a look at the article below and give us your comments!

Johns Hopkins tipped to enter Malaysia

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Is your favourite food making you ill!

A person's sensitivity to certain types of food can have a wide ranging effect on one's health that may include memory problems, migraines, acne, breathing difficulties and many more. Food intolerance in not to be confused with food allergy, which can be triggered by even a small amount of the offending food. A great article below on dealing with food intolerances!

Health: Dealing with food intolerances

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Devicing a better life

Patients with atrial fibrillation, on or without blood thinning medication, can now opt for a novel device to reduce their risk of blood clots and stroke. This new medical milestone procedure was recently conducted by the JCI accredited National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur. Have a read of the article below!

Health: Devicing a better life

Khazanah wins Parkway battle

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah takes control of Parkway holdings! Great news for Malaysia Healthcare as Khazanah becomes a major player in the healthcare arena in this region.

Khazanah wins Parkway battle

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A $20 procedure that will save your life!

Is RM $20 too much to pay for your life or the life of a woman important to you? What if we told you that a procedure that takes less than 5 minutes can save your life or the life of a woman you love? Because a simple PAP smear can and will save her life from one of the most common cancers around!

Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer among Malaysian women, next to breast cancer - largely due to the lack of awareness and knowledge of the virus as well as the taboo that surrounds it, since it is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Don't you think it is about time that changed?

Have a look at the article below and give us your comments!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Malaysia Healthcare joins the incoming buying mission!

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) organised an incoming buying mission (IBM) for healthcare services and products sector and was hosted by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council with the support of the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM)

It was held in conjunction with the APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 13 -15 July.

The B2B meetings were very successful for Malaysia Healthcare and partnerships were formed!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai is attending the 4th Health Insurance Asia Conference.

CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai is attending the 4th Health Insurance Asia Conference in Singapore at the Sheraton Towers Hotel from 21 - 24 June. This conference brings together Senior Management from Asia's top insurance and reinsurance firms, healthcare companies, insurance brokers, actuarial professionals, TPA's, and the region's insurance and health regulators. Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

E-health will reduce medical costs by $7.6b: study

Australia is moving forward in introducing an e-health system for all their citizens that will not only reduce medical costs but reduce errors. Malaysia Healthcare's Personal Health Record (PHR) called the iPHER has just been doing that by helping healthcare travellers and Malaysian citizens manage their healthcare better.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How to keep your knees in good shape!

Looking after your knees is critical in having a good quality of life. We have seen a number of patients from overseas and locally over the last three months who have torned their ACL and have required surgery and rehabilitation. Have a look at this great article below on how to avoid knee damage. Would love your comments on this!

6 Ways to Ruin Your Knees

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai to speak at the MuslimBIG 2010!

Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai will be speaking on Medical Tourism and the iPHER card at the Muslim BIG 2010 Buisness and Investment Gala ( taking place from 4- 6 June 2010 at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

MuslimsBIG 2010 Business & Investment Gala aims to provide an ideal platform for businessmen, entrepreneurs, international investors & buyers from all parts of the world to explore Joint Venture, Investment and Trade opportunities available in the Muslim Countries as well as in other participating countries.

The Event is projected to have participation from US, Europe, Central Asian Republics, China, India, Far East and other parts of the world to enhance Business & Trade Opportunities with the Islamic World.

The objective of MuslimsBIG 2010 is to highlight Malaysia and especially Kuala Lumpur as the hub of business, investment and cultural activities of the world. The event is poised to become the
Biggest International Trade & Consumer Show in Malaysia and envisioned to be the Premier Haj and Umrah Show in the Region.

Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Having a PHR will improve your healthcare!

Having a Personal Health Record (PHR) makes such a difference these days! Malaysia Healthcare's iPHER card allows a patient to carry his full medical history in a digital format wherever he goes and it is also not internet dependent. Whether you get access to an Electronic Medical Record from your hospital or carry your own PHR, it is an investment worth making.. your life may depend on it one day! Visit to see how you can get your very own PHR!

Have a look at this article!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Khazanah moving big into healthcare!

Khazanah is cementing itself as a major player in the healthcare industry with it's planned acquisition of Singapore based Parkway. Overall this is good news for the Health Tourism industry as Malaysia tries to position itself as a leading healthcare destination!

Khazanah in move to control Parkway

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Prince Court Medical Centre receives MSQH Accreditation!

Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) is a private healthcare facility located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fully owned by Petronas, it is a futuristically designed 300 bed centre with revolutionary facilities and high standards of patient care.

The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) is an independent, not for profit organization working actively in participation with healthcare professionals to ensure safety and continuous quality improvement in health in the services provided by healthcare facilities and services in the country.

With the combination of accreditation from International (Joint Commission International (JCI) received in 2008) and local (MSQH), PCMC is able to provide the best in medical and healthcare services for Malaysians and foreigners.

HIMSS Asia Pac 10 Exposition Starts Today!

HIMMS Asia Pac 10 exposition is being hosted in Beijing, China this year from 26 - 28 May. Malaysia hosted this event last year with great success! Malaysia Healthcare is a partner to the exposition and a proud supporter!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SONY Presents Innovative HD Solutions For Healthcare At Hospital Build Asia 2010

Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai visited the Sony Exhibition booth at Hospital Build Asia today and is impressed with how SONY imaging solutions are making a difference to healthcare around the world. Click on the link below for full details on Sony latest HD solutions for Healthcare! - 11 May 2010 - SONY Presents Innovative HD Solutions For Healthcare At Hospital Build Asia 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hospital Build Asia, Singapore 11 - 13 May 2010

Malaysia Healthcare CEO, Suresh Ponnudurai is participating at the Leaders in Healthcare Conference at Hospital Build Asia in Singapore from 11 - 13 May. Hope to see you all there!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Malaysia Healthcare launches it's blog!

Hi Everyone! Malaysia's leading Health Tourism facilitator has launched it's Blog! After being persuaded on numerous occasions by our patients, partners and loyal fans we have finally entered this domain! We love to hear your comments and thoughts on what topics you would like to discuss.... Thanks for all your support!!