Healthcare Symposium: Delivering on the Promise of Digital Healthcare

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Healthcare Symposium: Delivering on the Promise of Digital Healthcare

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Much has been written about the promise of digital health; from telemedicine to improve access, through to big data to predict and prevent health episodes. But despite digital health’s obvious benefits, it has stimulated relatively little change in the way health services are organised and delivered throughout Asia. 

In this symposium we will look at the barriers to digital adoption and the ways in which these are being overcome by Government, Insurers and Providers.  We will hear from leading figures within Hong Kong’s health community, who will share their experiences with digital health and explore what the future holds – beyond the hype.

Topics include:

- Using Digital to Create Better Products

- Is it Legal? A Regulatory Update on the Framework for E-Health in Hong Kong

1Digital Divide: Why are Hong Kong’s Patients & Consumers Unsure About Using 
E-Health Solutions? 

- Getting Patients Engaged: Case study of QHMS & Healthtap’s partnership in Hong Kong

- The Era of Telemedicine & Big Data: Challenges & Opportunities for 
Public Health Delivery

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About the speakers

Yuman Chan was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager of Cigna Hong Kong with effect from 1 December, 2017. He is fully accountable for Cigna’s Hong Kong business, and responsible to grow the company by following Cigna’s mission to improve the health, wellbeing and sense of security of the people it serves.

Yuman joined Cigna in 2015 as the Head of Strategy and Business Development for Cigna International Markets, covering all regions outside of the U.S. Yuman has contributed to leading the business through strategic growth and has implemented programs and initiatives that have underpinned its commercial success. He has been instrumental in the continued growth of the business in Cigna’s International Markets.

In his previous positions at AIG from 1994 to 2015, Yuman held senior level roles in the areas of risk management, divestitures, global finance systems and operations in Japan, Hong Kong and the US. During the 2008 financial crisis, Yuman led the divestiture and separation activities in Hong Kong to complete the IPO for AIA and the sale of NanShan, which yielded gross proceeds of $42.3 billion for AIG.

Under Yuman’s leadership, Cigna Hong Kong will build on the One Cigna Strategy to bring innovative customer experience and offer a complete suite of medical protection products. Cigna is committed to delivering total health care solutions to group clients and individual clients in one go, with dedicated staff members serving all the needs of individuals, expatriates and group clients.


NT Cheung is the Head of Information Technology & Health Informatics and Chief Medical Informatics Officer of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HA) and also the Consultant for eHealth for the Hong Kong Government. He has taken HA from a virtual “green fields” site to today’s situation where clinical information systems have become ubiquitous and indispensable in the care delivery process. He also works with the Government and other stakeholders to develop the recently launched territory-wide Electronic Health Record Sharing System in Hong Kong.


Dr. Chow joined Quality HealthCare (QHMS) as Executive Medical Director in 2016.  Before joining QHMS, Dr. Chow worked in a range of roles for the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong, including Kowloon West Cluster Deputy Service Director on Quality & Safety.  He was responsible of management of more than 70 medical staff in Kwai Chung Hospital and ensuring the team compliance with regulations and operations protocols.  In addition, Dr. Chow helped set up a 24-hour call centre in the Hospital Authority and has taken part in hospital redevelopment project.

Dr Chow is a specialist in Psychiatry.  He is appointed as the Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong.


Thalia Georgiou is the Founder of Asia Care Group; a boutique healthcare advisory firm that supports clients to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare. Previously, Thalia held a number of senior healthcare management roles in both the UK and Asia, including leading KPMG’s healthcare practice in Hong Kong and Heading the Public Health Office for London. Thalia was recently named as one of the U.K’s "35 top business women under 35” by Management Today, for her substantial contribution to leading change in the health sector. Thalia set up her first healthcare consulting business aged just 26; which grew to serve an international clientele including the Governments of the UK, Hong Kong, Bermuda and Canada, as well as multinational clients. Her firm led several multi-million-pound projects, including the turnaround and restructuring of one of the UK’s largest hospital groups, the restructuring of London’s largest community provider and the development of the commercial strategy for establishing one of the five largest Immunology and Transplantation Centres in the world. Through her new firm, Thalia hopes to bring the same level of expertise to health systems across the Asia-Pacific region.


Alison Scott is a partner and Anjelica Tang is a senior associate of Howse Williams Bowers, one of the largest independent law fi

rms in Hong Kong. Both specialise in medico legal and commercial litigation. HWB has one of the largest medico legal departments in Hong Kong, with 5 partners, two of whom are dual qualified as doctors and lawyers, and 10 other fee earners.

Alison and Anjelica advise doctors and private hospitals and their insurers/indemnity providers in Hong Kong in connection with medical negligence claims, but also specialise in regulatory work, assisting doctors in Medical and Dental Council inquiries. They also advise private clinics in connection with regulatory aspects of professional practice, particularly in the areas of on line provision of medical services and medical devices.


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Non-Member $ 790.00 HKD
Y-Network $550.00 HKD
Startup $550.00 HKD
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Healthcare Symposium: Delivering on the Promise of Digital Healthcare

Tue, October 23, 2018
02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Yuman Chan, CEO, Cigna

Alison Scott, Partner, Howse Williams Bowers


Anjelica Tang, Senior Associate, Howse Williams Bowers


Thalia Georgiou, Managing Partner, ACG


Dr Yat Chow, Executive Medical Director, Quality Healthcare


NT Cheung, Executive Director of Clinical Information and IT, Hospital Authority

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