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Sphere Conferences launches Malaysia’s pioneering patient-centred learning platform

Singapore, 7 August 2014 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today announced the launch of the first Patient Care Malaysia Conference, which will be held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Selangor, Malaysia, from 12 to 14 August 2014. 

Patient Care Malaysia 2014 is an unrivalled platform for patient care professionals and key healthcare stakeholders in Malaysia to learn and discuss strategies leading to excellence in patient-centric healthcare.

Patient care management is increasingly important as Malaysia faces common challenges of increasing demands of quality in healthcare delivery, rising ageing population and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Patient-centred care has thus become a strong area of focus for healthcare providers. Malaysia healthcare industry has been working on achieving and maintaining a certain level of health status to further facilitate the individual in leading a healthy and productive lifestyle. Moving aside are standard approaches for patient interaction in exchange for the development of a new type of service acumen. Patient Care Malaysia conference will be looking into the healthcare industry addressing challenges today and preparing for a sustainable future.

 The keys areas that will be covered at the conference:

· Preparing Malaysia for world-class healthcare services
· Developing a patient-centred culture
· Cultivating leadership in nursing
· Future care delivery models
· Exploring potential healthcare technology
· Improving patient safety and quality
· Patient flow processes and efficiency models
The two-day conference presents 30 senior healthcare leaders as speakers and more than 100 senior healthcare professionals from across 20 major hospitals and medical centres in Malaysia. The speakers will present insightful strategies for patient care efficient operations and IT investments which will enable healthcare providers to achieve a balance between quality healthcare and patient satisfaction.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Conferences, said: "With more foreigners coming to understand that Malaysia healthcare offers good value services, the government has taken measures to encourage public and private hospitals to provide patient-centred care approaches to increase patients' satisfaction and enhance their experiences to attract foreign patients. Against this backdrop, we are proud that Patient Care Malaysia provides a perfect platform for patient care professionals to learn and exchange ideas to achieving greater excellence in Malaysia healthcare industry."

For more information about the event, visit the website: http://www.mypatientcare.sphereconferences.com

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E
 

For more information, please contact:


Ms. Lily Low
Marketing Executive 
Sphere Conferences
Tel: +65 6848 5372
Email: 
lily@sphereconferences.com

Ms. Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: +656319 1553

Email: cvanni@sph.com.sg


About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business. For more information, please visit
www.sphereconferences.com

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month.
 Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting
In the radio business, SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO. 

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg