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#45 - The Future of Digital Healthcare - Dr. Yong Chern Chet

“A lot of us in clinical practice always thought of technology as a tool. Today, technology has become not just a “what”, but it’s become a “how”. That means how you practice medicine can be enabled through technology itself."

Dr. Yong Chern Chet is the founding COO of a Southeast Asian region early stage digital health start-up headquartered in Singapore with a simple mission of enabling “Better Healthcare for All”. In this episode, Dr. Chet shared about the current challenges in healthcare and how technology can be used to overcome those challenges. He then shared about his 5C model that outlines the areas where technology can play a part in the digital healthcare, as well as the various technologies and adoption drivers that enable the future of digital healthcare.

Listen out for:

  • Career Journey - [00:03:54]
  • Current Challenges in Healthcare - [00:13:14]
  • Solving Healthcare Challenges - [00:16:52]
  • Digital Healthcare 5Cs- [00:26:15]
  • Digital Healthcare Technologies - [00:32:05]
  • Digital Healthcare Adoption - [00:42:11]
  • 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:47:12]


Dr. Yong Chern Chet’s Bio
Dr. Yong Chern Chet (Chet) is the founding Chief Operating Officer with a Southeast Asian region early stage digital health start-up headquartered in Singapore offering key healthcare services such as 24/7 direct access to doctor teleconsultation services, an ePharmacy platform and health & wellness content.

Prior to this, Dr. Chet held various senior management roles leading innovation and digital transformation from within the healthcare industry and beyond. His corporate innovation achievements have been acknowledged via awards like the Enterprise Innovation Award at the 24th Asia IoT Business Platform for the use of Big Data and Machine Learning technology to enhance business operations and IDC’s Asia Pacific Digital Transformation Awards (DXa) 2018 under the Operation Model Master category for Thailand.

Early career experience included time in management consulting as the Healthcare Industries Sector Leader and a Director with the Risk Consulting Practice for Deloitte Southeast Asia. Dr. Yong is a qualified medical doctor trained in the field of surgery and orthopaedics.

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