Regional Director, ECRI Institute Asia Pacific
Eric Woo joined ECRI Institute in February 2015 as a Regional Director. He is responsible for the business development activities of ECRI Institute in the Asia Pacific region and operational management of the regional office. Before joining ECRI Institute in 2015, Mr. Woo was the Chief Operating Officer of a private hospital for sports injuries and stem cell technology.
His notable contribution as the Chief Operating Officer includes the development of hospital best practice, development of a complete new Radiology department and development of a research and development arm for the innovation of stem cell technology for musculoskeletal treatment. He was also engaged in Malaysia as part of the panel representative from private healthcare system for innovation research and development. He was also involved in many round-table discussions initiated by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science Innovation and Technology Malaysia for the guideline development for stem cell technology.
His 20 years of experience in the healthcare industries includes serving as Regional Manager, Country Manager and Product Manager of several medical devices and implant organization. He was heavily involved in many new hospital projects from planning to final commissioning of equipment, some notable project such as Prince Court Medical Centre (227 bed), Sunway Medical Centre (358 bed), Putrajaya Hospital (430 bed). New healthcare services concept was also proposed to both private and government institution in 2005; privatization of Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD).
Mr. Woo has successfully introduced Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) procedure in Malaysia which has become the gold standard procedure for Sinus surgery today. He also introduced the use of advance electro surgery system for bariatric and gynaecology procedures. Many of his training program focuses on equipment usage, safety and procedural techniques.
Mr. Woo has also been involved in designing and delivering training programs on strategic management, strategic thinking, strategic planning & implementation, leadership & innovation. He also conducted numerous cadaveric workshops for surgeons to stay educated on cutting-edge technology and surgical procedures. He is a frequently invited speaker in wide range of health technology-related topics for health conferences in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and Pakistan.