PETALING JAYA: A blueprint to boost and strengthen the present healthcare journey ecosystem was launched on Monday (Nov 1).

Well being Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) stated the Malaysia Healthcare Journey Business Blueprint 2021-2025 has been crafted with the aspiration of offering a healthcare expertise that gives the very best of medical and repair excellence all through your entire affected person journey.

“This blueprint is exclusive and future-facing because it goals to additional set up Malaysia as a number one journey vacation spot and supply a transparent information to our healthcare worth chain and trade,” he stated in the course of the digital launch of the blueprint through Zoom on Monday.

The launch was additionally attended by Malaysia Healthcare Journey Council chief government officer Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Well being director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and Well being secretary-general Datuk Mohd Shafiq Abdullah.

Khairy stated that the blueprint would cowl 5 totally different approaches and was anchored on three strategic pillars; the healthcare journey ecosystem, the Malaysia healthcare model and the markets.

The important thing methods outlined within the blueprint embody bettering the standard of medical care, digitising the affected person journey, persevering with efforts to be a world-leading vacation spot that gives reasonably priced medical choices to healthcare travellers and elevating Malaysia’s choices in hospitality alongside its place as a protected and trusted vacation spot for each medical and leisure.

Khairy identified that greater than 1.22 million healthcare travellers selected Malaysia as their vacation spot in 2019, including that journey healthcare income then garnered near RM1.7bil.

Nonetheless, he stated the pandemic severely affected this as a decline in income to virtually RM800mil was seen in 2020.

“As we transition into endemicity, our key priorities embody the upkeep of high-quality care and security above all else. We have to up the ante by embracing digitalisation of your entire affected person journey expertise.

“With this blueprint, Malaysia has begun forging a brand new frontier to redefine the affected person expertise by way of a unified and collaborative strategy to digitalisation.

“This may permit healthcare suppliers to enhance upon service supply and reinforce our sufferers’ peace of thoughts, particularly in Malaysia’s area of interest choices such because the Fertility and Cardiology Hubs of Asia and the Most cancers Care Centre of Excellence.

“With this blueprint, we aspire to supply the very best Malaysian Healthcare Journey Expertise by 2025. I consider that is inside our grasp,” he stated.

Khairy added that Malaysia can also be en path to establishing vacation spot landmarks such because the upcoming Flagship Medical Tourism Hospitals in addition to the event of the Worldwide Retirement Dwelling programme.

“Malaysia is getting ready its healthcare sector to tackle a extra strong form, from the attitude of therapy providers, medical experience, medical units, and prescribed drugs, showcasing Malaysia’s testomony as a trusted and protected nation notably in attracting overseas investments,” he stated.

He additionally urged for higher cross-border healthcare collaboration and inspired nations to cooperate extra effectively for extra sustainable healthcare supply globally.

In the meantime, Mohd Daud stated that because the nation transitions into the endemic part, the blueprint could be strategically rolled out over the following 5 years in two phases.

“We’ll now be transferring ahead with a strong plan for trade restoration. That is necessary as Malaysia healthcare has been recognized as a key financial driver below the export providers sector,” he stated.