Indonesia’s Health Minister shares expertise on AI and data in healthcare at Asia Tech X Singapore 2023, highlighting the country’s innovative digitalization efforts and fostering international collaborations
THE Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore (KBRI Singapura) recently accompanied Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin during his visit on the 6th and 7th of June 2023. Minister Sadikin was invited to speak at the prestigious Asia Tech X Singapore 2023 event, where he participated in a Fireside Chat session on the future of health and the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) and data in healthcare.
During the engaging Fireside Chat session, titled “Future of Health – Unlocking the Power of Artificial Intelligence and Data to Improve Healthcare,” Minister Sadikin shared valuable insights and experiences from Indonesia’s utilization of data and AI during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister highlighted the country’s innovative approaches in leveraging digitalization to deliver healthcare services to the diverse population spread across thousands of islands, including remote villages in Indonesia.
Minister Sadikin’s presence at Asia Tech X Singapore 2023 was not solely limited to his speaking engagement. He also seized the opportunity to hold meetings with key organizations such as Biopolis and GISAID. These strategic discussions aimed to foster international collaboration in the fields of biotechnology and bioinformatics. In addition, Minister Sadikin had the privilege of meeting with 20 Indonesian nationals who are part of the Biotek and Bioinformatics Community in Singapore.
Indonesia’s commitment to harnessing the power of AI, data, and digitalization in healthcare has been showcased on various fronts. By sharing their experiences and engaging in international collaborations, the country aims to enhance its healthcare system and deliver improved services to its citizens. Minister Sadikin’s visit to Singapore and participation in Asia Tech X Singapore 2023 have further solidified Indonesia’s reputation as a global player in leveraging technology for healthcare advancements.
The Fireside Chat session featuring Minister Sadikin received positive feedback from the audience and industry experts alike. His expertise in the field, coupled with Indonesia’s practical use cases, captured the attention of participants, highlighting the potential benefits of incorporating AI and data in healthcare systems worldwide. The engagement sparked discussions and inspired further exploration of innovative solutions that can transform healthcare delivery in Singapore, Indonesia, and beyond.
In conclusion, the visit of Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin to Singapore for the Asia Tech X Singapore 2023 event showcased the country’s commitment to harnessing AI and data for healthcare improvement. Minister Sadikin’s participation in the Fireside Chat session shed light on Indonesia’s successful utilization of data and AI during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as their digitalization efforts in reaching remote communities. The meetings with Biopolis, GISAID, and the Indonesian community in Singapore further emphasized Indonesia’s dedication to international collaborations in the fields of biotechnology and bioinformatics. By sharing their experiences and engaging in such forums, Indonesia aims to enhance its healthcare system and inspire global advancements in the use of technology for improved healthcare delivery.