HITMAP is the strategic Health IT Master Plan with 7 transformation programmes that guides healthcare IT efforts and investments on a nationwide basis.
Development of HITMAP first commenced in mid-2013 as a business consultative process that involved some 850 stakeholders across Singapore’s health ecosystem. By early 2014, HITMAP had progressed to a full-fledged strategic roadmap that continues to steer the healthcare sector in its development of infocomm programmes and initiatives. In
2016, IHiS made significant strides in line with HITMAP, across a portfolio of projects, and these include:
Building a strong foundation for the use of analytics in healthcare
This includes setting up common data analytic capabilities, infrastructure and governance structure to unlock actionable insights about our population that would enable early detection of diseases and more personalised patient care.
Stepping up population health initiatives
Numerous smart health applications and technologies have been rolled out to empower people in Singapore to better manage and improve their health. These include HealthHub, the one-stop consumer health portal; telehealth platforms for convenient care in the community; and Health Marketplace, the online marketplace for home care services and products.
Digitising and connecting Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) and primary care sectors
This allows seamless connectivity and information flow across the healthcare spectrum, offering better transition and coordination of patient care from one care provider to the next. As a result, patients benefit from high quality and cost-effective medical care. Providers also benefit from improved operational efficiency with ready access to patient records for continuity of care.
HITMAP: 7 Transformation Programmes
Develop common data analytic capabilities to link data across our healthcare and other non-healthcare data sources, to provide actionable insights into our population.
Develop a common platform for providers to deliver relevant information and services to empower patients/caregivers/consumers, collect new information as well as enable interaction.
Prevention & Continuity of Care|
Develop a set of common capabilities to allow Regional Health Systems (RHS) to execute primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programmes and integrate various providers' IT systems in different settings to provide continuity of care to patients.
|Provider Care & Operations Excellence|
Enable the primary and intermediate & long-term care sectors with basic IT for them to connect with public health institutions (PHIs) to share information about patients; rationalise our PHIs’ IT systems towards our target architecture to optimise our IT effectiveness.
|Healthcare Financial Excellence|
Ensure patient healthcare affordability and improve visibility in costs and outcomes to be more cost effective in our sector.
|Policy & Public Health Workbench|
Identify common information needs and develop common capabilities to collect and analyse data to support policy formulation and public health management.
IT Foundation & Resiliency|
Develop common foundational IT capabilities to improve scalability and resiliency.