Founded in 2015, AIME or Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology, is a startup which specializes in big data analytics and machine learning to predict the location and time of infectious disease outbreaks in real time.
Ahead of the Malaysia Digital Health Summit, HIMSS APAC’s first ever virtual summit happening from 7-8 July 2020, Dr Helmi Zakariah, Chief Executive Officer of AIME, shared with Healthcare IT News his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on digital health in Malaysia and why it is important to keep digital healthcare services people-centric.
Could you tell us more about your role as CEO of AIME and your involvement in the Selangor state COVID-19 task force?
I trained professionally as a medical doctor and public health practitioner, and worked with the Ministry of Health until 2017. Since then, I’ve been running my venture in Digital Epidemiology through AIME and AI4Good, and is on the panel for WHO Working Group of AI Application in Outbreak since 2019. When COVID-19 reached Malaysia, I was invited by the Selangor state government to join their task force for the pandemic.
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