Digital Health & Innovation etc.

My name is Nori Hirahara, PhD, and I'm Associate Professor of eHealth Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). In academic settings, my work is to use ICT to improve the quality of healthcare for patients and community, while supporting innovations in healthcare industry. Trained in cognitive and decision sciences, I also have expertise in medical decision-making. I'm also known for numerous public lectures on mindfulness in leadership, cognitive science in daily life, and Buddhist psychology.

WHO I am: Expertise

Briefly explains Nori's profile and expertise as well as publication lists.

WHAT I do: Work

Tracks past and current work in entrepreneurial and academic areas.

WHERE I am spotted: Activities

Shows a list that has both physical and online lectures and events where you can spot me.

【webinar】What is “SDM”: A lecture for medical professionals and patients/families vol.1|医療者・患者/家族向けの「SDMとは」講義その1

Last night, as part of a seminar series titled “Blood Cancer Know-it-all Night” organized by CNJ (Cancer Net Japan), I gave a two-hour talk on “Shared Decision-Making (SDM),” a framework for reaching a consensus that is acceptable to both medical professionals and patients/families in a difficult decision-making setting in healthcare. I am in charge of

Deep security risk of generative AI|生成系AIの深すぎるリスク

https://govinsider.asia/intl-en/article/organisations-scarily-unprepared-for-generative-ais-security-risks-extrahop-report Generative AI can be a very powerful supporting tool in company operations, but it continues to be compromised with little or no thought given to security. Still, it is amazing that “81 per cent of Singaporean organisations report their employees are using generative AIs in the workplace”. Wow. workers in Singapore are basically using

【project】Beta Testing of a Generic Clinical Registry Builder|汎用臨床レジストリビルダーのベータテスト

Since last July, a very interesting, meaningful collaboration has been going on with the Software Engineering Department of Universiti Malaya, where I am affiliated. It is a rather complex project that also serves as an assignment project for PhD students there. In short, we are creating a “builder” that can help us design clinical registries

【webinar】Bioethics in healthcare research|医学研究における生命倫理

Recently, I have been touching on bioethics, or rather ethics in medical/healthcare research. Yesterday, I participated in a lunch talk, “Why the World Needs Bioethics and Why Bioethics Needs the World,” hosted by the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) at the University of Malaya (UM) Faculty of Medicine. The lecturer was Prof. Dr. Jeffrey

Comprehensive Strategic Agreement between UNIQLO and University of Malaya|ユニクロとマラヤ大の包括的戦略協定

https://um.edu.my/news/uniqlo-and-universiti-malaya-forge-partnership-to-nurture-future-leaders Late last year, the top Malaysian university and UNIQLO entered into an in-depth and comprehensive strategic partnership. I am not involved, by the way. LOL. If I were to use a Japanese analogy, it would be like the partnership between the University of Tokyo and GAP. The purpose of the partnership is “comprehensive leadership

【class】Project to develop a telehealth curriculum at a UM Faculty of Medicine|マラヤ大医学部でのtelehealthカリキュラム策定プロジェクト

We, the eHealth Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya, are currently working with a team from the Medical Education and Research Development Unit, whom we often work together with, to develop a medical education curriculum on “teleheath”. Telehealth (or telemedicine as its subset) is a thing that continues to be

wasabi can boost memory function?|ワサビで記憶力増強?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wasabi-memory-boost-japanese-study-finds/ This is a pretty good story! It’s a report on an experiment at Tohoku University showing that Wasabi, a Japanese spice that is the pride of Japan (it’s on sushi all the time!), boosts memory in the elderly. It seems that a rare substance called 6-MSITC contained in Wasabi is responsible for this effect.

【class】APRU Global Health Ethics 2023 course completed|APRUグローバルヘルス倫理2023コースの終了参加証明書が届く

APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) is a large education and research network with about 60 member universities around the world, and it is working to improve the quality of its researchers by offering free graduate-level classes among its member universities. Universiti Malaya, to which I belong, is also a member institution, and I was