Employers and insurers will be prohibited from accessing a person's medical history in the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) once the new Healthcare Services Bill comes into effect.
The SCDF has also utilised the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) to better prepare paramedics. The NEHR synchronises patients' medical records from both private and public healthcare providers.
Singapore is embracing technology and focusing more on personal health, as an expected doubling of seniors over the next two decades forces the nation to confront politically sensitive decisions on financing and immigration.
Annual screenings for diabetic retinopathy to prevent vision loss will be more efficient, more accurate and more cost effective with the new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), Singapore Eye Research
The NEHR system will be a key enabler for better continuity of care and patient safety in Singapore. Patients' medical records should follow them regardless of where they seek treatment, and should not be lost should a clinic cease operation.
A medical scanner developed here can assess the severity and depth of wounds in seconds - a task that would take a nurse about half an hour.