Intertek Hong Kong Plays Leading Role in Digital Healthcare Forum

Providing Total Quality Assurance amidst digital healthcare advancement

October 11, 2021

On October 6, Intertek Hong Kong sponsored and exhibited at the Digital Healthcare Forum organized by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA) at the Charles K Kao Auditorium, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP).

Technology plays a major role in the healthcare industry. Developments such as smart hospitals and telehealth provide innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges arising from the escalating service demand. The Hong Kong Government is actively promoting the development of healthcare innovations in Hong Kong and has identified health technology as one of the focuses in setting up research clusters at HKSTP.

The Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association was incorporated in 2003, with a mission to service the medical and healthcare device industries in building internal competencies, setting and observing professional and industrial standards and supporting and advising on Medical Device policies and regulations.

The one-day forum received 200+ visitors, who were eager to understand the needs of end-users, the trends of digital health in the region and the opportunities for the medical and healthcare industries, including the legal aspects. Intertek shared with the industry players the importance of the implementation of medical device total quality assurance solutions, which cover both online and offline measurements.

Intertek Hong Kong Electrical and Network Assurance Manager Melvin Nip delivered his speech themed "Cybersecurity of IoT Healthcare Ecosystem - From Understanding Challenges to Mitigating Risks" at the forum. Melvin shared with the audience the digital technology applications in the healthcare industry, as well as cybersecurity solutions to protect users against cyber threats.

At the booth, our Electrical Team also showcased the Field Strength Analyzer, which is an essential testing equipment for selective measurement of High Frequency Electromagnetic fields. Our colleagues exchanged ideas with some other exhibitors including Johnson & Johnson, Belun and InvestHK, etc.

While digital healthcare and the healthcare system have been rapidly evolving in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has propelled exponential growth in the latest technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Facial Recognition, Wireless Communications, Wearables Sensors, and many more. Such advancement has created considerable opportunities, as well as potential cybersecurity risks.

Says Jason Ho, Vice President, Electrical, Intertek Hong Kong: "To provide better patient care in the future we must embrace the advancement of our healthcare system. Intertek highly values the digital era and the benefits to end users. We promise to continue to provide the most in-depth consultation and assessment to whoever needs it, be they government authorities, the medical device and IT industries, academic institutions, hospitals and clinics, the local community, or non-government organizations."

Being a close partner of HKMHDIA, Intertek Hong Kong was honoured to be part of this amazing event as guest speaker. Thank you HKMHDIA for inviting us to this impactful and meaningful event!



 Intertek HK Electrical Team exhibits at the Digital Healthcare Forum 2021.



Melvin delivers his speech themed “Cybersecurity of IoT Healthcare Ecosystem - From Understanding Challenges to Mitigating Risks” at the forum.