P46356 5th Annual Healthcare Facilities Asia 2018
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5th Annual Healthcare Facilities Asia 2018

8 – 11 May 2018, One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

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Invest, Design, Build and Modernise! Asia’s ONLY event offering an end to end perspective on Healthcare Facilities to improve patient outcomes!

In a region with widening demographics from ageing populations to high-growth emerging markets, investors, owners and operators are faced with many challenges in operating integrated healthcare facilities that improve patient outcomes.

Part of IBC Asia’s 4th Asia Healthcare Summit, the 5th Annual Healthcare Facilities Asia conference centre stages key Government plans for healthcare facilities, country project showcases and investment opportunities and operating efficiency benchmarks.

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8:00 am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:05 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


9:10 am

Northwell Health, founded in 1997, is a not-for-profit healthcare network that includes 22 hospitals, a center for emergency medical services, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, a home care network, a hospice network and progressive care centers offering a range of outpatient services.

It is the largest integrated health system in New York State with a service area encompassing more than eight million people throughout the New York metropolitan area. With more than 63,500 employees, Northwell is the largest private employer in New York State.

9:40 am

  • Where is the healthcare services market headed, and how is it influencing investment?
  • How are specific demand segments impacting the need for facilities and insurance?
  • Empowered patients and their influence on quality of care
  • Digitalisation touchpoints – are we adapting fast enough?
  • How an ageing population affects digital technologies and healthcare design, and health insurance
  • Insurance industry response to the changing market – New products and needs of healthcare services

10:30 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break


11:10 am

5th Annual Healthcare Facilities Asia Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


11:20 am

  • Updates on Woodlands Health Campus project
  • Linking decisions with structural, operational safety technology and design at a reasonable cost-to-benefit ratio
  • Technology trends visible and being applied in healthcare facilities

11:50 am

  • Hospital cares about community wellness
  • Design efforts for better patient wellness
  • Technology and software integration for patient wellness
  • Big Data and AI integration for ultimate care

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch


1:30 pm

This session will focus on the upward trend of healthcare facilities needing to be flexible to accommodate future requirements and technologies. It will address the challenges of incorporating the space and structural requirements as well as modular design and demountable walls into existing facilities.

2:00 pm

  • How does feedback of Internal End Users (Surgeons, Operating Rooms, Nursing, Administration) help design better
  • Close look at Operational efficiencies
  • More answerability for the design, manpower costs for operating hospital,
  • Better compartmentalization of Diagnostic and Therapeutic areas
  • Use of changing way of Informational Technology, Minimal Invasive Techniques, reducing foot print of Hospital size


2:30 pm

  • The role of healthcare facilities design in minimizing human errors during the delivery of care
  • How considerations of the human factor improve clinical and operational transformation
  • Human factor’s engineering strategies that deliver excellence in patient centric care

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


3:30 pm

  • Challenges of designing a seamless process flow for both patients and healthcare providers
  • Benefits of an efficient process flow for both patients and healthcare providers


For speaking opportunities, please contact Natalie Wee Tel: +65 65082876 | Email: natalie.wee@ibcasia.com.sg

4:00 pm

  • Impact of a hospital’s physical environment on the well-being of staff and families as well as the healing process of patients
  • Shift from pathogenic concept of hospital design concept of diseases and health towards emphasis on health-promoting experiences and processes
  • Broader perspective of healthcare requiring the psychological and social needs of patients to be addressed along with traditional requirements of economic, functionality efficiency and risk exposure concerns.

4:30 pm

  • Geriatric healthcare facilities planning
  • Need of the aged healthcare hubs
  • Gaps in geriatric healthcare
  • Segments and sub segments required for integrated aged healthcare
  • Financing of geriatric healthcare hubs
  • Role of IT in aged healthcare hubs


The Vydehi Institute provides focused health care services and operates a 1600 bedded multi-specialty hospital. As a leading educational and health care organization Vydehi provides a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week services with widespread infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment.

5:00 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Main Conference Day One

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


9:05 am

  • Complexities in maintaining patient care through major infrastructure upgrades
  • Identifying key considerations during upgrades
  • Designing a seamless upgrading process

9:30 am

  • Standards and trends that are improving in-patient experience
  • Considerations for future proofing when designing a new facility
  • Additional safety considerations when upgrading an existing facility
  • Reducing patient risks through facility design

10:00 am

  • Adaptive designs to support an everchanging healthcare landscape
  • Space and structural planning for a flexible healthcare design
  • Best practices in developing a facility with a predictive focus
  • Benefits of having a predictive focus in designing facilities

10:40 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:10 am

  • Working with government initiatives and differences in policies in the Northern Emirates
  • How a population’s needs affect healthcare facility design
  • Intricacies in designing a healthcare facility for an emerging market


11:40 am

  • Asian patient segmentation and demand for new facilities / establishments
  • Mass market models for affordable healthcare
  • Understanding the investment climates for new hospitals and establishments

12:10 pm

  • Considering factors for Greenfield vs. Brownfield & Acquisition ventures
  • Raising equity for rapid expansion in emerging markets
  • Project updates and opportunities from Siloam Hospitals

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch


1:40 pm

  • Facility Management Issues in an ageing hospital
  • Overcoming the challenges that arises in an ageing hospital
  • Ensuring smooth support to the clinicians

2:10 pm

  • People, technology and process elements are impacting patient safety, effectiveness and efficiency in operating rooms
  • Medical technology selection and safe use of the equipment in OR
  • Workflow and staff management
  • Case studies of adverse events happened in ORs

2:40 pm

  • Uniforming clinics to create an integrated network of dialysis centers across Asia
  • Updates on full digitalization in Fresenius Medical Care
  • Investments and expenses of upgrading
  • Design planning considerations

3:10 pm

Case Study: Upcoming Projects Burjeel Medical City - MBZ City, Abu Dhabi

Amir Firdaus, Group Chief Executive Officer, Burjeel VPS Healthcare

3:40 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


4:10 pm

  • Updates on innovative healthcare delivery models in 2018
  • The move towards preventive healthcare – strategies, investment plans, roadmap ahead
  • Personalized medicine – where are we now and where are we heading?
  • The impact of an integrated healthcare delivery system on patient’s experience
  • Market Penetration with new distribution channel and pricing
  • Connecting Social Insurance, Medicare, Commercial Insurance

4:40 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Main Conference Day Two

9:00 am

This workshop aims to provide strategic training for health care professionals and how to implement digital strategy. Highlighting discussions on how to provide health care systems with changing technology, advanced applications on digitally enabled healthcare and share expert knowledge in the field of digital health.

Key Training Course Take Aways

  • Explore ways to shift the perception of digital health from an added benefit to the standard method of receiving health care services
  • Discuss strategies for implementing a system-wide digital health approach for both newly executed and expanding programs
  • Unite mobile and telehealth services to increase access and better coordinate care
  • Promote physician buy-in and engagement in digital health programs
  • Examine direct-to-consumer telehealth and its impact on the health care industry

Workshop Leader:

Dan Levitt is an acclaimed international speaker, elder care leader, writer, and gerontologist, specializing in helping others to create better lives for seniors.  Dan’s purpose is to teach millions of people how to transform the lives of older adults across the globe.  As a popular professional speaker, he has delivered inspiring keynote speeches impacting thousands of people on four continents.  Dan doesn’t tell people where to go but guides them in the direction of where they need to go.  His talks leave the audience with a new mindset on aging needed to thrive in the 21st century.

1:00 pm

End of workshop

9:00 am

About this Workshop

Healthcare providers have to respond to demands for effective, integrated, high quality healthcare services. Knowledge of International standards and related quality improvement and risk management principles are desired by healthcare professionals and leaders to enable them to design, plan, and deliver complex clinical care.

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand International standards that relate to quality and patient safety
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to select and improve a patient/healthcare process
  • Apply core performance improvement and lean concepts to redesign more efficient processes
  • Apply proactive risk reduction strategies to design new processes
  • Understand the principles of measuring for improvement


12:00 pm

End of workshop


Packages Price
2 Day Conference$3395Early Bird
2 Day Conference - Hospitals, Institutes & Government Rates$2395Early Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop $500
Post Conference Workshop $500
Site Tour $100

The Site Tour is Free for the First 10 Participants that Register before the Early Bird Rate.

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS

Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members, please email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)


Partnership and Profile Building Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact us today to find out how you can position your company as a market leader at this event, and to explore the range of branding and marketing opportunities available.

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Site Tour

Friday, 11 May 2018, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Farrer Park Hospital is Singapore’s newest private tertiary care hospital. Designed by healthcare professionals, the hospital is a showcase for the ergonomic workplace coupled with advanced medical technology.

The carefully created environment enables Farrer Park’s healthcare professionals to provide modern yet holistic care for its patients. This is exemplified by inpatient accommodation with the comforts and ambience of a home, and operating environments which are warm and restful for patients, staff and doctors.

** Only 25 slots available. Free for the first 10 participants that register before Early Bird Rate.


Howard Gold

Executive Vice President, Chief Managed Care and Business Development Officer, Northwell Health, United States

Budi Legowo

Group Director of Finance, Siloam Hospitals, Indonesia

Stephen Chan

Acting Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Woodlands Integrated Health Campus

Simon Johnson

Head of Claims QBE Asia Pacific, Singapore

Dr. Kevin Awyong

Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Woodlands Integrated Health Campus, Singapore

Chansik Park

AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Space DBM, Executive Officer, Architectural Planning and Design, Sejong General Hospital, South Korea

Senior Representative, HGA Architects

Santosh Rathi

Senior VP – Biomedical Services Columbia Asia Hospitals, India

Dr. Yin Shan Qing

Senior Principal Human Factors Specialist, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore

Dr Ashendu Pandey

Chief Operating Officer, Burjeel Hospital, Oman

Dr Koppala Ravi Babu

Chief Admin Officer, Prof and HOD, Department of Hospital Administration, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, India

Yong Seow Kin

Director of Facilities Development SingHealth, Singapore

Dr. Thomas Kozlowski

Principal Consultant Asia Pacific, Joint Commission International

Goh Mia Siang

Director of Facilities Management Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Noel Cheah

Chief Operating Officer, National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Raja Sekhar Gujju

Chief Executive Officer – Northern Emirates (Affordable Segment) Anglo Arabian Healthcare, United Arab Emirates

Michael Fernandes

Partner, Head of Asia and co-Head of Healthcare, LeapFrog Investments, Singapore

Monojit Mitra

Facility Director FV Hospital, Saigon, Vietnam

Eric Woo

Regional Director – Asia Pacific, ECRI Institute, Malaysia

Michael E.C. Wong

Managing Director, Fresenius Medical Care

Amir Firdaus

Group Chief Executive Officer, Burjeel VPS Healthcare

Tong Ien Ling

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Health Informatics Director, Jiahui International Hospital, Shanghai

Dr. Yi Mien Koh

Managing Director, Health & Employee Benefits AXA, Hong Kong

Dr Steve Tucker

Founder, Tucker Medical Singapore, Chief Medical Officer, CXA Group, Strategic Advisor, MetLife Asia, Oncology & Genomics

Dan Levitt

Executive Director, Tabor Village, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Board Member, Global Aging Network

when & where

08 - 11 May 2018

One Farrer Hotel & Spa
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562
T: +65 6363 0101
F: +65 6705 7856


Still have a question?

Sponsorship Opportunities
Casey Ho
+65 6508 2470


Speaking Opportunities
Win Min
+65-6508 2443

Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
June Tan
+65 6508 2465



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