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HMA has an expansive foothold and presence in Asia’s hospital management community. Since 2002, it has strong ties with medical and hospital associations across the region especially in ASEAN as well as Hong Kong and India. They act as advisers to ensure topics discussed and thought leaders showcased are relevant and current to the Asian context.Partner with us Get in touch
Asst Prof Korpong Rookkapan, MD
Deputy Chief Medical Officer,…View Profile
As an accomplished C-Level Healthcare Executive, Strategist and Instructor, Asst.Prof. Korpong Rookkapan, MD has an extensive 20 years’ experience in turnaround Medical Service Operations, integrate Strategic Business Development with Advanced Healthcare Technologies and renowned Thai Hospitality along with Successful Development of Young Hospital Management Teams.
Currently the Chief Operating Officer in VitalLife & Esperance, Holistic Medicine Officer in Bumrungrad & VitalLife, and Advisor to Chief Medical Officer in Bumrungrad International Hospital.
Dr Jeffrey Staples
Group Chief Operating Officer,…View Profile
Dr. Staples is an accomplished results-focused health system executive with nearly 20 years of turn-around management and organizational leadership in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and China, including acute care hospitals, academic medical centers, and ambulatory care centers. A champion for excellence, with a passion for innovation-driven high performance, Dr. Staples excels in strategic planning and execution in large-scale, complex, multi-site health systems and integrating diverse hospitals into a cohesive system. Dr. Staples has been instrumental in two $1B+ IPOs, on the LSE and NYSE.
Dr Kenneth Tsang
Chief Executive Officer, Gleneagles…View Profile
Dr Kenneth Tsang provides leadership for Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty tertiary hospital under IHH Healthcare. Dr Tsang leads development strategies to build the hospital’s clientele and reputation within Hong Kong and develop the hospital’s capabilities to provide excellent and innovative healthcare services at a regional level. With the aim to foster Gleneagles’ growth into a leading healthcare brand both locally and regionally, Dr Tsang also steers the hospital’s development in the realms of digital health, clinical innovations and clinical research.
Dr Tsang joined Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong in April 2019 as Chief Operating Officer. He oversaw the hospital’s clinical operations and was responsible for quality, safety and risk management, medical affairs, specialist clinics, doctor recruitment, and operation and development of all clinical departments. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the hospital in January 2021.
Prior to joining Gleneagles, Dr Tsang was with the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong for over 25 years, first as a practising physician in the Department of Medicine in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In 2009, he also took up part-time administrative roles at the Kowloon Central Cluster on top of his clinical duties. For the years between 2012 and 2019, he became a full-time medical administrator at the Hospital Authority Head Office taking up various management roles, including Patient Safety, Strategy & Service Planning, Infection Control and Cluster Services.
Dr Tsang is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Community Medicine), Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (Administrative Medicine) and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.
Dr Thomas Howell
Chief Medical Director for…View Profile
Dr. Howell grew up in the Midwest and Arizona. The oldest of 10 children, he has his BS in Psychology from ASU. Earned his MD from the University of Arizona, and did residency at Maricopa County and St Joseph’s Hospitals in Phoenix. He started practice in Rural Minnesota in 1991and continues there today. He received his Certification as a Physician Executive in 2016, Masters in healthcare quality and Safety in 2019, and is an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic. Married to his school sweetheart, he is the father of 5. Currently he serves as the Chair for the Mayo Clinic Community Division of OB/GYN, and is assistant Medical Director of Mayo Clinic Patient Experience as well as the Medical Director of Patient Experience for the Mayo Clinic Health System.
Group Chief Medical Informatics…View Profile
Eric is currently the Group CCIO for National Healthcare Group and the CCIO of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He is responsible for the overall vision, planning and implementation of its healthcare IT capabilities.
Eric was awarded the Ministry of Education, Singapore Scholarship in 1994 and subsequently received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2002. Upon graduation he joined National Healthcare Group and in 2010 obtained his specialist accreditaion in Emergency Medicine. To this date Eric continues to serve patients as a Snr. Consultant in the Emergency Department of TTSH. He attained his Master of Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University, USA in 2015 after receiving Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship in 2012.
During his tenure as CCIO, Eric has been pivotal in integrating technology with medicine for optimised patient safety and care delivery. He led numerous clinical IT initiatives, including outpatient electronic prescription, electronic clinical documentation, closed loop inpatient medication management systems, clinical decision support system, electronic nursing orders etc, just to name a few. These efforts were widely recognised. TTSH was awarded HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 in 2011, and received its HIMSS-Elseiver Digital HealthCare award in 2013 for its integrated patient tracking and vital signs automation project. In addition to his work within National Healthcare Group, Eric is involved in National Healthcare IT Strategic Planning, including National Health IT Master Plan and other workgroups. He currently serves in Ministry of Health’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer Council, providing guidance and leadership to Singapore’s National Health IT projects.
In addition to his clinical and informatics work, Eric is actively involved in post-graduate medicine teaching, and is serving as Clinical Lecturer to Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore. He received his Clinical Leadership in Research award in 2011.