Saturday, 22 October 2016

Health Ministry gets RM25b boost New option to ease queues in govt hospitals250亿提升卫生医疗保健

The Health Ministry received a timely boost after the Budget 2017 saw the government allocate RM25 billion for four healthcare programmes.
In the Budget 2017 speech in Parliament today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak announced that the allocation will be used to build and upgrade new hospitals and clinics in Perlis, Kuching, Mukah, Jempol, Muar and Johor Baru.
"To upgrade hospital facilities with an allocation of RM536 million. This includes provision of cardiology treatment equipment for Serdang Hospital, Pulau Pinang Hospital and Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru as well as purchase of 100 ambulances," he said.
The remainder of the allocation, Najib said will include RM4.5 billion for the operations of 340 1Malaysia Clinics, 11 1Malaysia Mobile Clinics, 959 health clinics and more than 1,800 existing rural clinics.
"Another RM4 billion has been set aside for supply of drugs, consumables and vaccines to all government hospitals and health facilities," he added.









MALAYSIANS who cannot afford expensive healthcare services but dread the long queues at government hospitals will soon have another option.
Non-profit charitable hospitals will be able to charge the same rates as government hospitals under Budget 2017, thanks to the Government’s collaboration with the private sector and NGOs.
“RM20mil is allocated in the form of loans for the hospitals to buy equipment.
“The Government will also allocate RM110mil, of which RM70mil is for medical assistance, benefitting nearly 10,000 underprivileged patients,” he said. The collaboration is aimed at reducing overcrowding in government hospitals.
A total of RM25bil was allocated to the Health Ministry in Budget 2017, reinforcing the Government’s stand on improving the health level of the rakyat and the quality of healthcare in the country.
Private haemodialysis centres have not been left out of the Budget; the Government has allocated RM40mil in the hope of encouraging more of such facilities.
“The Government will provide one-off grants worth RM200,000 to haemodialysis centres to buy the necessary equipment,” he said.
Also, RM4.5bil has been set aside for operational expenses of the 340 1Malaysia clinics, 11 1Malaysia mobile clinics, 959 health clinics and more than 1,800 rural clinics.
“RM4bil is allocated for the supply of drugs, consumables, vaccines and reagents to government hospitals and health facilities,” he said.
On contagious diseases like dengue and Zika, Najib said that the Government will implement initiatives to prevent and control them.

In addition, the National Community Health Empowerment Programme will be expanded at the cost of RM80mil, he added.

Contract jobs an ad hoc measure

APPOINTING doctors, dentists and pharmacists by contract due to constraints in permanent posts has its pros and cons, said Dr Koh Kah Chai.

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) honorary general secretary said: “The pros are that they will be gainfully employed and will get the prerequisite training.
“But the worry is whether they will still be employed by the Government when their contract ends at the end of their housemanship.”
This move, to take place latest by December, was announced by the Prime Minister during Budget 2017, and is meant to benefit the nearly 2,600 doctors now unable to undergo housemanship due to lack of permanent positions in hospitals.
The Federation of Private Medical Practitioners’ Associations, Malay­sia, president Dr Steven Chow agreed: “It is an ad hoc measure.
“What happens after the end of their contracts? There will still be a logjam of doctors.
“If you increase the output of doctors, you should have made arrangements to increase the number of housemen and medical officer posts as well,” he said.
Likewise, the creation of a new civil service pay grade – 56, to be placed between grade 54 and Jusa C – is only a temporary measure in its objective of preventing medical and dental specialists from leaving Government service and addressing the delays in their promotion.
“It is a stop-gap measure, and some feel that it will delay promotion to Jusa C,” Dr Koh said.
Dr Chow said this was only an ad hoc measure that was unlikely to stem the outflow from the public sector.
The extra grade would mean doctors will take longer to reach the highest pay grades, which would in turn affect their pensions, he said.
On the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Govern­ment would cooperate with the private sector to run non-profit charitable hospitals, Dr Koh said: “While it is a noble idea, in the absence of details of the financing mechanism, we can’t really comment on the buy-in from the private sector.
“It appears to be a proposal of cost-sharing in the provision of healthcare to the rakyat.”
MMA past president Dr Milton Lum said the efforts to combat dengue, which was allocated RM80mil in the Budget, would benefit more from making the vaccine available.
“Vaccination is a cheap way of decreasing dengue cases.
“It’s better to spend the money on vaccination than on chasing mosquitoes,” he said.
For Zika, which was included in the RM80mil allocation, Dr Lum said that more public education efforts by the Health Ministry was necessary to prevent an explosion of cases.
On the overall health budget, Dr Koh said: “On the whole, the Budget seeks to address some of the acute ailments facing healthcare in our country, but I would say that the healthcare sector deserves more.”

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

GP Consultation Skills Workshop 2016 at Ipoh

GP Consultation Skills Workshop 2016 , a Continuous Medical Education ( CME ) for General Practitioners in Malaysia

Organised by Pertubuhan Doktor-Doktor Islam MalaysiaPerdim ) in collaboration with Pantai Hospital Ipoh & Academy of Family Physician Malaysia (AFPM)

held at Syuen Hotel, Ipoh on 4 Sept 2016 ( Sunday ) from 8.00am to 5.30pm

Doctor from Teluk Intan visit our Booth

4 to 6 CME point will be awarded depend on whether the doctor attended a full or half day workshop respectively.

Many doctor in other town like Port Dickson and Penang also attended the workshop, other than doctor from Perak like from Teluk Intan and Kampung Gajah etc.

Booth set up by our principal company


9.00 am -9.45 am : Lecture 1 - Practical Approach to Menstrual Disorder in GP setting - by Datin (Dr) Mimin Tarmini Binti Sachlin ( Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecology )

9.45 am - 10.30 am : Lecture 2 - Abdominal Pain in General Practice - by Dr Harjinder Singh S/O Avatar Singh ( Consultant Gastroenterology & Hepatology )
Dr Chan from Ipoh visit our booth
11.00 am - 11.45am : Lecture 3 - Clinical Approach to Breast Lump in General Practice - by Dr Sumithra D/O Sivasuntharam ( Consultant Breast & General Surgeon )

11.45 am - 12.30 noon : Briefing on Workshop Session - by Dr Lili Zuryani Marmuji ( AFPM Council Member ) & Briefing on DFM Program by Prof Datuk Dr Sheikh Mohd Amin ( Dean of Graduate Studies & Former President, AFPM )

12.30 noon - 12.45 noon : Briefing on GP Connect Program by Ms Betty Caleb / Pn Fazillah ( Pantai Hospital , Ipoh )

12.45 noon - 1.15 pm Sponsored Lunch Talk - Childhood Vaccination Issues ( Diphtheria Outbreak ) & The role of GPs in the Community - by Dr Muhammad Hadhrami ( Lecturer & Paediatrician RCMP Ipoh )

Booth by our principal company

2.30 pm - 4.30 pm : Workshop Session ( Four Group )
4.30 pm - 5.00 pm : Feedbacks, Certificate Presentation & Group Photo

Dr Chan from Ipoh visit our booth
We also take this opportunity to offer other medical device company that set up booth at the event to advertise on our software as our software are used by more than 300 clinic in Malaysia. We offer 6 month free trial of our advertisement for limited period. Doctor and clinic also can advertise on recruitment for locum & nurse, if interested.

Related : Computerization of clinic in Ipoh

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lonely Planet names Ipoh as the sixth hottest place to visit in Asia《孤独星球》亚洲十大旅游景点怡保上榜排第六

Window shutters are seen in the charming old town district of Ipoh, Malaysia. — Pictures courtesy of Lonely Planet

Bali, Phuket or Shanghai for your next trip? Try Perak instead. That’s right, Ipoh has made it to Lonely Planet’s top 10 destinations in Asia.
Ipoh's old world charm and booming hipster cafes has impressed the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, Lonely Planet, after the city was listed as one of the best Asian destinations to visit in 2016.
The world’s leading travel media company today announced its inaugural Best in Asia list that highlights the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit over the next 12 months.

In their pick of where to go in the next 12 months, Lonely Planet listed Hokkaido, Japan at first place, followed by Shanghai, China and Jeonju, South Korea.

Ipoh is the only city in Malaysia to be listed, at sixth place.

According to the website, the lesser-known food capital has new flair thanks to a crop of boutique cafes that have sprung up in its historic quarter.

Mount Rishiri’s steep volcanic ridges tower over a field of wildflowers off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. 

"At the heart of Ipoh’s renaissance is other worldly concept hotel Sekeping Kong Heng, replete with glass attic rooms and wall-free rooftop quarters.
"Art-cafes like Roquette, Burps & Giggles and Everyday Lifeshop have appeared nearby, among creaky kedai kopi (coffee shops) and elegant colonial buildings.
"But food pilgrims still clamour for Ipoh’s old favourites: Lou Wong’s chicken with crisp beansprouts, and tau fu fah (tofu pudding) at Funny Mountain," said the website's description.
It also mentioned wild escapes, like birdwatching by bicycle through Kinta Nature Park or whitewater rafting near Gopeng are a must visit for tourists.
"Also, clifftop temples and fragrant Gaharu Tea Valley nearby, Ipoh’s revival seems sure to tempt new crowds," concluded Lonely Planet.

The Ipoh railway station at night

"In compiling our Best in Asia 2016 list, our Asia-expert authors have explored the continent’s most electrifying cities, trekked through steaming jungles and even swum in bountiful seas to seek out the spots you simply cannot afford to miss,” said Lonely Planet Asia-Pacific spokesperson Chris Zeiher.
“The result is a varied hit list of classic destinations offering a fresh twist for travellers, regions packed full of action, and edge-of-the-map places you may never have heard of,” he added.
In fourth place is the Con Dao Islands in Vietnam, followed by Hong Kong. Pemuteran in Indonesia was listed as the seventh top destination with Thailand’s Trang Islands, India’s Meghalaya, and Taiwan’s Taitung finishing off the list.  
While the rest of city has been industrialised, Jeonju Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions.


国际知名旅游指南《孤独星球》(Lonely Planet )公布2016年亚洲10大最佳旅游景点,好山好水但不是国际著名景点的怡保“爆冷”入榜,排名第6,日本北海道则位居榜首。

香港名列第5 ,太平山或维多利亚港令人难以抗拒的魅力不是它上榜原因,而是因为天然景观。香港地质公园获联合国教科文组织(UNESCO)列入世界地质公园名单中。
霹大臣:天然环境历史古迹 怡保亚洲第6受欢迎景点'

霹州怡保在孤独星球《Lonely Planet》国际旅游书籍最新发起“十大亚洲最受欢迎景点”的投票中排名第6,成为对州政府在旅游业作出努力的一项肯定。

怕吃苦 友族接班 华青不愿当电气技工








张金峰:发展受局限 80%华裔技工没文凭












电器公会与九洞技术学院 联办电工速成班




Sunday, 24 April 2016

Holdsworth & Co. Accounting Firm uses ShareFile and RightSignature

Matt Holdsworth, CPA, explains how his accounting firm uses  ShareFile and  RightSignature to simplify and streamline their services to clients. By combining an easy e-signature service with secure, professional file transfer and storage,  ShareFile +  RightSignature helped Holdsworth dramatically reduce the time and resources needed to manage documents and obtain client signatures during tax season. "We tell clients now all they have to do is have an Internet connection. We can handle your work like you're next door."

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Other : Software for Accounting Firm and Tax Advisor

Friday, 8 April 2016

Astute Financial Consulting with Citrix GoToAssist

Astute Financial Consulting provides service and support for small to medium-sized security alarm companies that need affordable accounting and business management solutions. Along with its consulting services, the company resells different cloud-based software packages that meet their clients’ industry-specific needs. As an all-around resource, Astute puts an emphasis on building close relationships with its clients. The company is based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and currently employs six people.
Key benefits
• Speeds up technical support and product training
• Reduces email overload for issue tracking
• Saves money and time over old file-sharing solution
• Ensures that clients get and send needed documents

The challenge: serving clients effectively

Astute Financial provides services for everything from accounting to reporting to software. “We’re basically like a partner for our clients,” said Jayme Hilmes, customer support manager for Astute Financial. Responsible for training and technical support, Hilmes is in daily contact with clients to ensure their questions are answered and their issues addressed. As such, she wanted a quick way to connect to clients and provide remote support.
In addition, the large number of requests she received through email made tracking issues difficult. Astute Financial was using Kayako to manage its help desk, but the software couldn’t keep up with the company’s demands. “It was pretty cumbersome,” Hilmes said. “Kayako had a website for a knowledge base, but it wasn’t as expansive as I wanted.” Without an easy path to self-service support, clients would resort to email, so Hilmes often had to sort through requests in her inbox rather than in her ticket queue.
At the same time, Astute Financial was in the early stages of launching a new project called the Benchmarks Program. “We’re gathering data from each of our clients and comparing them so people can get benchmarks on how well they’re doing on different areas in their company,” explained Hilmes.
The team projects that 100-200 people will take part in the Benchmarks Program in the next year, all of whom will have sensitive information to send. Astute Financial was using a service to manage file sharing internally, but with so many clients expected, the service was too costly for the team to roll out externally. Along similar lines, the number of new clients presented a mountain of upcoming paperwork that would need signing — a challenge which the firm’s traditional “print, sign and scan” approach was ill suited to handle.

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Putting Citrix solutions to work
Astute Financial had already been using Citrix GoToMeeting for years, so when Hilmes went looking for a remote support solution, she picked Citrix GoToAssist  “I prefer GoToAssist , because it’s just really quick,” she said. “Most of the clients I talk to everyday have it installed on his or her computer already, so it connects in seconds.”

Astute Financial then followed with GoToAssist Service Desk to replace its existing help desk solution. Hilmes had initially gone through a few different products attempting to find the right one, but they were missing key elements or were just hard to use. “So we tried Service Desk, and I liked it so much better than the other products,” she said. In particular, Hilmes appreciated the broad knowledge base functionality. “I have so many how-tos and guides and videos that I’ve created. I’m putting them all on my knowledge base now,” she said. “That was a big one for me.”

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For its new Benchmarks Program, Astute Financial chose Citrix ShareFile to replace its old service. The features and ease of use were similar between the two, but ShareFile’s pricing model, which includes unlimited client users, made the solution much more affordable. “We knew we needed to do external file sharing,” said Elizabeth Santi, project manager for Astute Financial and its Benchmarks Program. “The price of ShareFile was so much less than anything else that we just had to. It’s the only thing that made sense for setting up all of our clients.”
Astute Financial had also considered another company for its file-sharing needs, but ShareFile was faster in everyday use. “We did not have files synced directly to our own desktops, so sometimes the relay time to open and save a file was pretty lengthy,” said Santi. “I think that’s the biggest difference we’ve seen: time savings.”
Along with ShareFile, Astute Financial picked up Citrix RightSignature, which integrates right into the file-sharing solution so they could send documents for signatures easily. Astute Financial had not used an e-signature service before, instead relying on pen and paper for processing. “Being a technology company, we are expected to have the latest technology. That’s where RightSignature comes into play,” said Hilmes.

“I prefer GoToAssist because it’s just really quick. Most of the clients I talk to everyday have it on their computer already, so it connects in seconds.”
-Jayme Hilmes, Customer Support Manager

Improving and streamlining client interactions

For Astute Financial, GoToMeeting makes connecting and interacting with clients easier for everyone involved. “It’s simple to use on the client end, which is important to us,” said Hilmes. In the same vein, GoToMeeting saves effort for Hilmes, who frequently relies on the web conferencing solution to provide training for clients. For added convenience, she sets up her sessions using the GoToMeeting for Outlook Plugin. “I schedule so many trainings, and they’re all over my calendars, so the plugin is nice to have.”
Hilmes also appreciates how GoToAssist Service Desk handles client interactions. “The fact that they can log in and see their ticket on the Service Desk portal is great,” said Hilmes. “But more so, I like that clients can reply over email.” In GoToAssist Service Desk, email replies are captured inside the tickets, so conversations are kept in context in one place. “Things tend to go on and on, so it’s helping me a lot to keep track of all 50 responses that take place over the course of an issue,” said Hilmes.

Staying on top of document sharing

As part of its Benchmarks Program, Astute Financial is collecting plenty of information from lots of companies. For a project of this scope, it’s important to know exactly where everyone is at in the process. With ShareFile, Santi can easily keep an eye on things.

“The ShareFile Outlook Plugin is great. I like seeing when the recipient has downloaded the file I sent. I’m able to keep track of where we are, and I can reach out to them if I know they haven’t looked at the document yet. It also means I don’t have to worry about file size, or whether the file will translate properly when they open it, since when you directly open a file from email, it opens in Protected View.”
-Elizabeth Santi, Project Manager

Moving forward faster with Citrix

Looking forward, Santi anticipates using folder permissions within ShareFile to give clients direct access to download and upload files for the Benchmark Program. “It will save an immeasurable amount of time. No need to find the file, attach it, ask if they got it and then ask for a return file,” said Santi. “Instead, they just log in and grab what they need, when they need it. It’s so much simpler.”
And when it comes to GoToAssist, Hilmes also has bigger plans in mind. Given how successful it’s been for helping clients quickly, Hilmes is considering adding more seats for others on her team to use. “We are very happy with Citrix — 9 out of 10!” Hilmes said.

Other : Software for Accounting Firm and Tax Advisor

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Online interactive yoga course via Citrix GoToTraining

About the company

Mr and Mrs Pose was founded in Sydney in 2011 by Jennifer Taylor to provide greater online access to yoga, meditation and the wellness lifestyle throughout Australia and New Zealand.
With a combined history of over 20 years’ worth of yoga instruction experience, business owners Murray and Jennifer Taylor treasure their daily personal practice and strive to inspire everyone to practice yoga and meditation with their loved ones.


With our society continually looking for new ways to remain fit and healthy, yoga has long been a staple in the weekly exercise routines of many Australians. In recent years, yoga’s profile has grown, reaching broader demographics than ever before.
The steady popularity of yoga has given rise to an abundance of yoga studios, making it especially challenging for small, independent businesses to find ways to differentiate and remain competitive. With limited resources and space, Jennifer and Murray couldn’t afford to lease a yoga studio and also reach those unable to attend a class.
They needed to find a way to tap into the potential of the online world, whilst maintaining the intimacy and interactive feel of small-group yoga training.
“Our vision is to inspire men and women to practice yoga and meditation with their loved ones, partners, friends, children or colleagues — regardless of location. Without GoToTraining enabling us to approach our business in an ‘out of the box’ way, we would never have been able to reach the client base we have today. Not only have we created a small business based solely on mobile-app technology, we’re encouraging flexibility and a healthy work-life balance for our clients, which is what we’re all about.”

-Jennifer Taylor, co-founder, Mr and Mrs Pose


Mr and Mrs Pose is the first online yoga studio to offer live, interactive classes via Citrix GoToTraining. Launched in December 2013, the classes have been designed in response to student feedback about interaction with teachers.
The classes can be joined live or accessed via a recorded version if students can’t make the session. Class participants share webcams so the teacher can correct them as they go and also so students can see others in the class.

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Jennifer Taylor now offers up to 15 live, interactive classes via GoToTraining and earns around 70 percent of her income from the online classes. Feedback from online participants continues to be highly positive.
One student said, “I am a yoga beginner and tried the online introductory class to see how it worked. It was amazing to have an instructor beamed into my living room.”

Others : Software for Healthcare Industry