UKM-MDEC Collaborate on Big Data Analysis

By Asmahanim Amir
Pictures by Izwan Azman

BANGI, 21 February 2017 – UKM, through its Medical Research Cluster, will be collaborating with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in Big Data Analitics in Healthcare. The collaboration is part of UKM Healthcare Technopolis project, which will be implemented at the UKM Medical Centre.

UKM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali said the initiative aims to encourage research culture and innovation among those in the UKM Medical Cluster and cultivate interest in entrepreneurship as well as generate income for the university.

“Big Data Analytics in health service also one of the new approach in driving innovation in healthcare.

“We are all surrounded by data and the challenge is how to keep it in a systematic manner,” he said.

He hopes that all parties in the Medical Cluster, Institute of Excellence, Research Group and individuals are able to equally contribute in the Big Data Project.

“UKM aims to be able to work with various government agencies as a strategic partner to promote Big Data Projects and introduce this to potential business partners,” said Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali.

The cooperation, he added, will hopefully continue to be sustainable and expanded in other areas that can benefit the UKM, MDEC and other stakeholders in the field of health.