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As the Healthcare industry tackles the challenges thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic, Telemedicine has become a key enabler. In this discussion, we look forward to hearing from the panel on the role of Telemedicine today, as well as the changes needed to drive the continued adoption of Telemedicine post Covid-19. Furthermore, we are eager to collect participants’ opinions on telemedicine, and thus invite you to participate in a small survey: the results of this survey will be disseminated along with a summary of the webinar.

Over the past few years, Singapore has steadily seen a growth in the telemedicine sector, with public and private players emerging to offer a variety of services to patients. This is aligned with the “Beyond Hospital to Community” strategy introduced by Ministry of Health (MOH) in seeking to address challenges faced by Singapore’s healthcare system, to allow appropriate care in community or home settings and reduce the burden on the hospital front. A key MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT) programme seeks to develop a national telehealth platform to enable effective and sustainable self-management of chronic diseases. 

COVID-19 has further thrust remote patient monitoring services such as telehealth and telemedicine into the forefront as important tools in delivering care to patients with healthcare needs during such unprecedented times. 

This 10th September 2020 EuroCham is organising a webinar in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. The webinar aims to bring together the perspectives of stakeholders from government agencies as well as private players, for a discussion of the Singapore government’s views around developments in this area as unintentionally accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its plans to partner with the private sector in establishing policies and frameworks that will help maintain the present momentum of telehealth and telemedicine, implementing and scaling such services without compromising the patients’ welfare and safety.



10:45 am Webinar waiting room opens

11:00 am Welcome Address by Mr Frederico DONATO, President, EuroCham 

11:10 pm Introductory Remarks by Mr Francesco MANCINI, Associate Dean and Co-Director (Executive Education), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – National University of Singapore (NUS)

11.20 am Opening and introduction of speakers by Dr Eduardo ARARAL, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Director PhD (Public Policy) Indiana University-Bloomington

11:30 pm Presentations

12:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Dr Eduardo ARARAL

12:30 pm Wrap-up by Ms Nele CORNELIS, Executive Director, EuroCham; end of programme


Speakers and Panelists 

Dr Sidharth Kachroo
Head Medical Portfolio Management
Prudential Assurance Company, Singapore

 Dr. Sidharth leads Prudential Singapore’s medical portfolio and is responsible for providing solutions to achieve profitable and sustainable metrics for Prudential’s Health Insurance business. His role includes development and implementation of management initiatives related to medical business as well as supporting cross functional teams in developing long-term healthcare models for Prudential Singapore.

Prior to joining Prudential Singapore, Dr. Sidharth was associated with a global Reinsurance group, responsible for providing expertise and delivering solutions related to health product development, health underwriting & claims and health-tech solutions to Insurers in South & South East Asia.

Dr. Sidharth has held senior management positions for multinational health risk management companies and has significant operational expertise in managing health KPO’s and TPA’s in India. He is a regular speaker in Insurance forums and counts over seventeen years of experience in the health insurance industry.

Dr. Sidharth holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and was actively involved in clinical practice prior to joining the insurance industry.


Low Cheaw Hwei
Head of Design, Philips Asia
Head of Government & Public Affairs, Philips Singapore

Mr. Low Cheaw Hwei is Head of Design for Philips in Asia and Head of Government and Public Affairs for Philips in
Singapore. Currently on the Philips ASEAN Pacific and Philips Experience Design management team, Cheaw Hwei looks after the overall direction of design in the region.

Having held various creative and management roles in the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore, Cheaw Hwei has spearheaded Philips Experience Design’s directions in design management, creative and brand design strategies. Prior to his current role, Cheaw Hwei held key design roles, such as Chief Design Officer for Philips Consumer Electronics. He was also Head of Global Product and Service Design Creative Director for Philips global.

An accomplished designer himself, Cheaw Hwei continues to lead his teams to create design solutions that bring business benefits and success, while also gaining international recognition through global awards such as iF and Red Dot Design awards. An industry thought leader, Cheaw Hwei frequently helms keynotes and presentations at various design and innovation forums. He was recently awarded Singapore’s Public Service Medal for his contributions to design through education.


Dr Vas Metupalle
Co-founder and CIO
MyDoc Pte Ltd. 

Dr Metupalle is a serial healthcare entrepreneur, having started a diagnostic services company, Clarity Radiology, advised medtech and eHealth companies in South and SouthEast Asia. He is the co-founder of Singapore based digital health company, MyDoc in 2012. Dr Metupalle obtained an MBBS from King’s College London. He has also got an eMBA from Nanyang Business School. His focus is on technology driven productivity improvements in the provider space and bringing wider value based care platform, while working with payors and corporates. 



Eduardo Araral
Associate Professor and Director
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Eduardo has 30 years of experience in academia and government including 20 years of Asia focused advisory, consulting and executive education for governments and donors. He holds a PhD Degree in Public Policy from Indiana University-Bloomington on a Fulbright PhD Scholarship with Elinor Ostrom (2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics) as his supervisor.

He has an extensive record of research with 70 publications in journals, books and working papers on foreign aid, infrastructure PPP and regulation, water supply / sanitation, irrigation, water governance, telecommunications, health, housing, smart cities, urban collaboration, land use policy, climate adaptation and sustainability, digital nudging, cloud computing, policy reform, corruption, bureaucracy, civil service reform and regional cooperation.

As a practitioner, Ed has a large and active portfolio of government advisory, consultancy, executive education and media engagement. He served as adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Central Bank Governor and Chairman of the Civil Service and Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has also advised senior government officials in Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, among others. He has undertaken 20 consultancy projects for the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, UNDP, Microsoft, Amazon, General Electric, local governments and NGOs. 


Opening Remarks

Francesco Mancini
Associate Dean and Co-Director (Executive Education) and Associate Professor in Practices
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 

Francesco Mancini is Associate Dean and Co-Director (Executive Education) and Associate Professor in Practice at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). His work focuses on global governance, United Nations, conflict analysis and resolution. 

Before joining the LKY School of Public Policy, Francesco was Senior Director of Research at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York, an independent, international think-tank devoted to the prevention and settlement of armed conflict. Francesco focused on conflict prevention, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. He also headed “Coping with Crisis, Conflict, and Change,” IPI’s largest program that worked to assist decision makers in the United Nations, other multilateral organizations, and their member states to strengthen their response capacity to global crises and armed conflict. During his tenure at IPI, Francesco has also conducted work in the Middle East on mediation, and in Sierra Leone and Liberia on peace operations. He has also worked on police reform in Jamaica and spent time in Cyprus working on the peace process for the reunification of the island.


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Students from partnering universities are invited to join, free of charge. Partnering universities; NUS, NTU, SMU, EDHEC, ESSEC & INSEAD.
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