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Research projects

Health Informatics

This study aimed to develop a comprehensive digital scan anthropometric registry that assesses Malaysian data on the sizes and shape remotely to enable the understanding of health status and wellness. The anthropometric medical registry is necessary for the development of medical wear that solves the problems of misfit wear among critical needs patients and help improves the quality of health care in Malaysia.

Researchers: A/P Dr. Nasriah Zakaria, Datin Ts.Dr. Norsaadah Zakaria, A/P Dr Adina Abdullah, Dr. Julina Mohd Noor, Dr Amin

Contact person: A/P Dr. Nasriah Zakaria (nasriah@um.edu.my)

“Easy Guide to Evaluate Your HIS” can allow a hospital / medical centre / clinic to assess the system effectiveness not only at the individual but also at the organizational level. Through applying the easy guide, the precision of Health Information System (HIS) performance measurement will be greater and contributes to the effectiveness of the subsequent decisionā€making by HIS users, stakeholders, and policymakers resulting from a good reputation of successful implementation while reducing costs for future upgrades and sustaining effective use and user performance (clinicians). This guide can be the best practical evaluation tool at very minimal cost to be executed for a comprehensive HIS evaluation survey at the national level.

Researchers: Dr. Mohd Idzwan Mohd Salleh, Professor Rosni Abdullah, A/P Dr. Nasriah Zakaria

Contact person: A/P Dr. Nasriah Zakaria (nasriah@um.edu.my)

mHealth & Telehealth

This study aimed to develop an automated platform that assesses patients with COVID-19 infection remotely to ensure accessible and timely monitoring.

Researchers: Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn (PI), A/P Dr Adina Abdullah, A/P Dr Chiew Thiam Kian, A/P, Dr Chan Chee Seng, Dr Haireen Abdul Hadi, Dr Liew Chee Sun, Dr Lim Hooi Min, Dr Abdul Muhaimin Noor Azhar, Dr Ng Wei Leik, Dr Teo Chin Hai

Contact person: Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn (ngcj@um.edu.my)

This study aimed to develop and pilot test a gamification-based educational tool to empower patients diagnosed with dengue to seek and utilise evidence-based health information for self care and reduce delay in help seeking.

Researchers: A/P Dr Ang Tan Fong (PI),A/Prof Dr Adina Abdullah, A/Prof Dr Adam Dunn, Dr Lim Hooi Min, Dr Liew Chee Sun, Dr Teo Chin Hai, Dr Sharifah Ayeshah Binti Syed Mohd Noori, Dr Kathleen Yin

Contact person: A/P Dr Ang Tan Fong (angtf@um.edu.my)

This study aimed to to develop and pilot test a personalised dengue self-monitoring system to reduce delay in treatment seeking among patients diagnosed with dengue.

Researchers: Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn (PI, A/P Dr Chew Thiam Kian, Prof Dr Lucy Lum Chai See, Dr Abdul Muhaimin Bin Noor Azhar, Dr Ong Sim Ying, Dr Lee Yew Kong, Dr Ng Wei Leik, Dr Haireen Abd Hadi, Dr Mohd Khairi Mohd Noor, Dr Ong Hang Cheng

Contact person: Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn (ngcj@um.edu.my)

This study aimed to develop a risk calculator that can be used to predict severe dengue among adult patients admitted with dengue.

Researchers: A/P Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki (PI), A/P Dr Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar, A/Prof Dr Chan Chee Seng, Dr Wong Pui Li, A/P Dr Norimichi Hirahara, Prof Dr Sanjay Rampal Lekhraj Rampal, Dr Anjana Kukreja

Contact person: A/P Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki (rafdzah@ummc.edu.my)

This study aimed to develop a health screening web app for men and evaluate strategies to implementing it in Klinik Kesihatan

Researchers: Dr Teo Chin Hai (PI), Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn, Dr Alan White, Dr Joe Ooi Chor Yau

Contact person: Dr Teo Chin Hai (teoch@um.edu.my)

This study aimed to develop and evaluate a decision support system to risk stratify patients with T2DM on their suitability for tele-consultations.

Researchers: Dr Tun Firzara binti Abdul Malik (PI), A/P Dr Nik Sherina Haidi Binti Hanafi, A/P Dr Chiew Thiam Kian, A/P Dr Norita Binti Hussein, A/P Dr Haireen Binti Abdul Hadi,A/P Dr Adina Abdullah,Dr Teo Chin Hai, Dr Sharifah Ayeshah Binti Syed Mohd Noori,Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn,Dr Lim Hooi Min

Contact person: Dr Tun Firzara binti Abdul Malik (tun.firzara@ummc.edu.my)

The TRIUMPH RLO project, a collaboration between UM and SingHealth DUKE-NUS, Singapore, aimed to develop a set of three related Reusable eLearning Objects (RLOs) that educate patients in Singapore about insulin and type 2 diabetes using a series of short, interactive modules.

Researchers: Prof Ng Chirk Jenn (PI), Prof Dr Lee Ping Yein, Dr Teo Chin Hai, Dr Lee Yew Kong, Clin A/Prof Tan Ngiap Chuan, Dr Moosa Aminath Shiwaza, Dr Shera Chaterji, Ms Agnes Ngoh Soh Heng, Ms Cindy Poh Xin Yi, Ms Usha Sankari, Mr Aau Wai Keong, A/Prof Dr Chiew Thiam Kian, Mr Carl Chan Tze King, Ms Lim Hui Yee, Mr Chiew Kian Khoon, Ms Wong Zhu Shi, Mr Othniel Panyih

Contact person: Prof Dr ng Chirk Jenn (ngcj@um.edu.my)

EMR and Clinical Registry

This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an electronic clinical decision support system in improving the management of patients with low back pain in primary care clinic

Researchers: Dr Tun Firzara Abdul Malik, Dr Teo Chin Hai, Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn, A/Prof Dr Anwar Suhaimi, Dr Ng Wei Leik, Dr Mahmoud Danaee, Prof Christian David Mallen, Hana Salwani

Contact person: Dr Tun Firzara Abdul Malik (tun.firzara@ummc.edu.my)

VISIT is an online patient agenda tool which allowed patients to enter their agenda items pre-consultation for doctors to view on their electronic medical records (EMR) in primary care clinics at the UMMC hospital. The study aimed to measure the impact of this website on consultations via a cluster randomised control trial.

Researchers: Dr Lee Yew Kong (PI), Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn, Syahirah Mohamed Reza, Dr Tun Firzara Abdul Malik, A/P Dr Thiam Kian Chiew, Prof Dr Lee Ping Yein, A/P Dr Adina Abdullah, Dr Charity Lee, Dr Sharifah Ayeshah, Khaizura Khalid, Mohd Yamin Ahmad, Mohamad Zahir Ahmad

Contact person: Dr Lee Yew Kong (leeyk@ummc.edu.my)

This project aimed to develop the UMMC Cancer Registry to serve as an information resource to support research and quality improvement of patient care.

Researchers: Prof Dr Nur Aishah Mohd Taib(PI), A/Prof Pang Yong Kek, A/P Adlinda Alip, A/P Koh Peng Soon, A/P Sarinder Kaur, UMMC Cancer Registry Core Committee Members, UMMC Cancer Registry Technical Committee Members

Contact person: Prof Dr Nur Aishah Mohd Taib (naisha@um.edu.my)

eLearning

The Virtual Patient project is an initiative by the Faculty of Medicine in response to the Covid Pandemic where medical students lacked access to patients at the hospital and clinics. The developed Virtual Patient called MyViP@UM, aims to help in teaching clinical reasoning skills to medical students in a safe environment. MyVIP@UM is jointly developed with the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Researchers: Dr Lee Yew Kong, Caroline Chin, Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn, Prof Dr Lee Ping Yein, Prof Dr Christina Tan, Dr Ng Wei Leik, A/P Dr Adina Abdullah, A/P Dr Chiew Thiam Kian, Dr Ong Sim Ying

Contact person: Dr Lee Yew Kong (leeyk@um.edu.my)

This study aimed to introduce innovative digital pedagogy methods that will benefit healthcare and biomedical science students in Malaysia. A total of 23 Reusable learning Objects (RLOs) are being developed together with the educators and students under this project.

Researchers: Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn (UM lead),Dr Teo Chin Hai, Dr Lee Yew Kong, Dr Zahiruddin Fitri bin Abdul Hassan, Kuhan A/L Krishnan, Dr Lin Hooi Min, Prof Dr Lee Ping Yein

Contact person: Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn (ngcj@um.edu.my)