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Putting the needs of patients at the center of a care model

Before becoming CEO of Mayo Clinic Asia-Pacific, Royston Lek had been involved in work related to direct patient care.

He was COO of an integrated health services company in China and CEO in Singapore of a similar company operating throughout Asia.

Holding these executive positions at healthcare service companies, Lek learned about the immense challenges healthcare providers face in delivering care to patients.

“It allowed me to understand that providing patient care requires an orchestration of resources, knowledge, and expertise across a continuum of care that is extremely difficult to do but very rewarding when done well,” he adds.

In the area of ​​digital health, he is particularly interested in how machine learning and artificial intelligence can improve diagnostic imaging and data processing, helping to increase diagnosticians’ abilities to detect abnormalities more efficiently and effectively.

“I think AI-enabled image processing, sensing, and other augmentations are a very important aspect of digital health that isn’t talked about much, but is incredibly valuable,” he says.

Mayo Clinic’s unique model of care

Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit organization, is driven by its fundamental foundation of putting patients’ needs first.

Through partnerships, it shares its values, knowledge and experience through its three “shields” (education, research and practice) to help elevate patient care. Right now, it’s building the Mayo Clinic Care Network, an integrated global health care network that enables local care while providing access to its resources and skills to care for patients with serious or complex conditions.

Lek is currently involved in this initiative, working closely with his Mayo Clinic colleagues in the United States to identify, develop and expand international partnerships in Asia. She is helping health care providers engage in deeper, more meaningful partnerships that are “beyond mere business transactions.”

At the upcoming HIMSS22 APAC conference, he will talk about Mayo Clinic’s unique model of care, its core values ​​and how its team-based, patient-centered approach to care differs from others.

“I also want to share updates on our projects in Indonesia and how we are working with various partners to provide better care for patients in Indonesia.”

Lek will speak at the HIMSS22 APAC Conference during the main session, Partnership to Create Centers of Excellence in Indonesia.. The conference will take place in Bali, Indonesia, from September 26 to 29. Know more here.

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