HIMSS APAC (Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Dhesi is a Public Health Medicine Specialist currently holding the position of Vice Chair for HIMSS Asia Pacific. Dr. Dhesi has a revolutionary vision for the application of data science and AI in delivering an effective national health care service. In his previous role as an advisor to the Minister of Health, he undertook a leading role in the following reform agendas:
- National Digitization Plan for Malaysia
- Viability study on Cloud Infrastructure for Primary Health Clinics & Hospitals in Malaysia
- Policy & Regulatory framework on Cloud Strategies for Healthcare
- National AI Framework
- EMR (Electronic Medical Record) framework for 145 hospitals & 1500 Health Clinics country-wide
Dr. Dhesi holds a Masters and a Doctorate in Public Health Medicine. He is also a Google scholar at the Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley where he obtained his Graduate Studies in Exponential Technology in Healthcare. He is the founder of the Malaysian Medical Gazette and co-founder of Young Digital Leaders think tank. In 2015, he was awarded the Forbes Top 40 World Changers Award. In 2016, he was the winner of the King’s College Life Science Award. He was also awarded recognition by Clinton’s Foundation for his exemplary approach to solving humanity’s grand challenges.
In that same year, he also received from the United Nations General Assembly, New York the award for Top 10 Exceptional Scientist. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the Top 10 Innovators, by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Dhesi often speaks at numerous international speaking engagements at the London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, Harvard School of Public Health, King’s College London, United Nations, and MIT. He was also extended a personal invitation by the Honorable Chancellor of Germany, Madam Angela Merkel as an Expert Panel for Anti-microbial resistance challenges and the use of technology to solve global grand challenges. He sits as a panel expert of the UN on Driving Technology in Healthcare. He also has written numerous publications on the application of IT in healthcare management.
As a firm believer that healthcare should be accessible and affordable for all, Dr. Dhesi continues his journey of promoting and advocating the democratization of healthcare innovations and leveraging data science and big data to improve healthcare overall. His vision and passion fuel the change that will transform the face of global health care services today.