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A civil servant scanning the QR code using the mobile app SELangkah (Step In, Safely) before entering an office at the Selangor State Secretariat Building in Shah Alam, on January 22, 2021. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

SELangkah partners with multiple stakeholders in data collection

By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — The state-developed mobile application, SELangkah (Step In, Safely), is continuously working closely with various stakeholders in data collection.

Its chief information officer Dr Helmi Zakariah said the app has an ecosystem and provides various features.

“We built the ecosystem and partnered with multiple stakeholders in which some of them are helping us to collect public data and others in collecting expenditure data.

“One of our partners, the International Islamic University Malaysia, has been very helpful and has come out with a mental health diagnostic algorithm.

“We hope the efforts can be translated from a population health level analysis into personalised care data in the future,” he said during a panel discussion at the Selangor Health Conference 2021, here today, moderated by Digital Health Malaysia chairman Professor Dr Wong Chee Piau.

Other panellists include Universiti Malaya Health Informatics Division head Associate Professor Dr Nasriah Zakaria; Malaysian Medical Association secretary-general Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo and Alpha IVF Group founder Datuk Dr Colin Lee.

The SELangkap app was introduced in May 2020 to facilitate public monitoring during the Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order period.

The app was initially developed as a contact tracing tool and has now evolved beyond that with various features integrated into the platform, including an e-wallet system and teleconsultation platform for mental health issues.

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