Technology a key imperative in healthcare access & active aging

3rd Icons of Healthcare Summit & Awards concludes in Singapore

Singapore Aug 2, 2018: The third edition of the annual Icons of Healthcare Summit & Awards was successfully hosted here on July 27. The pan-Asia forum focussed on “Connected Health & Disruptive Technology” and witnessed exchange of insights & views around technologies impacting healthcare, AI techniques for smarter living solutions, costs impacting aging healthcare management & service excellence in managing healthcare delivery.

Organised by Singapore-headquartered Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG), the summit witnessed deliberations over some of the key aspects and opportunities for healthcare delivery across Asia. The event witnessed the presence of medical professionals, healthcare providers and MedTech experts from India, Nepal, Singapore, UAE & Malaysia.

Leading professionals including Dr Timothy Low, Regional Medical Head, APJ, Shire; Ms Sherene Azli, CEO, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council; Mr. Tirupathi Karthik, CEO Napier Healthcare Solutions, Dr. Snehal Patel, CEO & Founder, MyDoc Pte Ltd, Ms Ada Lim, Co-founder, Gleematic A.I. RPA Software; Mr Nawal Roy, Founder & CEO, Holmusk; Mr Anthony Tian , Sales Director, Asia Pacific, Napier Healthcare; Mr Tan Boon Heon, COO, Caregiver Asia; Ms Adrienne Mendenhall, Director – BD, Access Healthcare International; Mr Julian Koo, CoFounder & CEO, Jaga-Me Pte Ltd   shared valuable insights & experiences during their presentations and at the two panel discussions – How will future technologies change the care industry & Beyond Healthcare to Successful Aging – Managing the next revolution.

Commenting on the initiative this year, Vishwesh Iyer, Managing Partner, BERG Singapore said, “The 3rd  edition of Icons of Healthcare ( focussed on bringing together Healthcare Providers, platform providers & understanding linkages to the trends in Digital Health including AI, telemedicine, remote access to care, tech solutions for managing aging care and others. Our uniqueness lies in the thought leadership that we provide by collaborating with stakeholders in the medical & healthcare ecosystem for an exchange of ideas and best practices across the countries of South & South-East Asia.”

Following the conference, the 2018 Icons of Healthcare Awards were also presented. The Awards shine the spotlight on some of the finest professionals & institutions whilst celebrating their successes. RAK Hospital, UAE was presented the Award for Leading Hospital for Medical Tourism, Ageless Medispa, KL Malaysia – Leading Integrated Health & Wellness Medical Centre; Cognifyx Pte ltd Singapore – Leading Medtech Startup; Sun Hospital Pvt Ltd, Cuttack India– Leading Hospital for Gynaecology & Obstetrics; Ojas Yoga & Wellness Singapore – Leading Centre for Yoga & Wellness and Total Health Chiropractic Pte Ltd Singapore – Leading Chiropractic Wellness Chain of Clinics.

Dr. V. P. Nair from Singapore was presented the Icons of Healthcare 2018 Award for Excellence in Cardiac Care followed by Dr. Yam Bahadur Roka from Nepal – Excellence in Neuro Surgery; Ms. Alice Prethima Michael from KL Malaysia – Excellence in Aesthetic & Wellness Medicine and Navdeep Vij Singh Singapore – Excellence in Disruptive Healthcare Technology. Dr. Timothy Low from Singapore was presented Leading Healthcare Management Professional, while the Award for Healthcare Woman Icon 2018 was presented to Dr. Manisha Karmarkar, Pune, India and the Award for Leadership in Promoting Malaysia as Medical Tourism Destination to Ms. Sherene Azli, KL, Malaysia.

Icons of Healthcare 2018 was supported by PCHA as Industry Partner, Napier Healthcare Solutions as the Supporting Partner, Jet Airways as the Travel Partner and AsiaBizToday & Media Kindle as the Media Partners.

About BERG Singapore

BERG is committed to nurturing and promoting business excellence across diverse sectors. In this quest, BERG has gone on to establish thought leadership platforms over the past few years since its inception that includes Sustainable Development & Real Estate, Life Long Learning & Skills Development, Women Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Startup Ecosystems. (

The manifestation of the various initiatives have been in the form of summits, conferences, business networking and though leadership forums. Combined with a sustained communication process in the international media and through in-house knowledge initiatives like the AsiaBizToday, the effort is to have an ongoing dialogue in these areas and be a catalyst to find practical solutions.

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