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.

“Well-being” is no longer a “soft slogan”

(source: It’s been a buzz word, but the world started to giving a serious attention to this old and new concept of “well-being” especially since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic. We saw our lifestyle change drastically, witnessed bad hikes of suicide and mental problems among adults and kids alike, and now we all



MS Office products debut in VR, eh?

A few days ago Meta, or more specifically, Oculus, released their new product of cool VR headset. The stuff itself is so expensive like hell, so the practical point is not the new product itself but rather how lower we can now get the older Quest stuff. First they’ve gotta spread their toys. At home

Keep growing with your own experience

A good article. Most of our “learning” occurs when we “experience.” Much more so than what we read or listen to lectures. However, to actually “learn” from what we experience is rather difficult. As the article puts it, “most of us are not good at “wringing meaning.” We often don’t learn from experiences because we’re

Google Pixel Watch in Japan w/ good Suica power

Google is smart as we thought. To dive into Japanese e-wallet market, getting along with Suica, the e-wallet giant in japan, which is operated by Japan Railway East, is a must. If you have a good Suica-compatibility on your mobile device, you have much bigger chance to carry it around, thus you’ll automatically use it

Does Mindfulness Get in the Way of Making Amends?

As you may well know, research on the effect of mindfulness meditation on our body and mind has been steadily growing. The below is one of the interesting studies I’ve encountered recently. “The result? While both meditations led to similar increases in mindfulness, only the loving-kindness meditation increased participants’ overall feelings of love, reduced their