About Health IT Summit 2018

The National Health IT Summit is an annual flagship forum that brings public healthcare policy makers and senior leaders from Singapore’s public and private healthcare sector under one roof for a day of high-level discussions, insightful talks and networking.

Organised by Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) and supported by the Ministry of Health, Singapore (MOH), the by-invitation-only event has grown in scale and significance over the years, and is now the premier platform for the exchange of ideas and strategies among leading thinkers and practitioners from healthcare institutions, corporations and government agencies.

The theme for this year’s event is “Smart Health: Innovate and Scale”. A stellar line-up of distinguished international experts has been assembled to share their perspectives, insights and experiences pertaining to these thematic thrusts, including speakers from recognised market leaders in diverse fields ranging from artificial intelligence to robotics, such as Babylon, DeepMind and Open Source Robotics Foundation.


0800 - 0845
Registration (Guests to be seated by 0845)
Arrival of Guest-of-Honour
Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health
0900 - 0905
Welcome by NHITS Chairperson
Mr Chua Chee Yong, Head, IT Strategy and Planning, Ministry of Health
Director, Planning Group, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd (IHiS)
0905 - 0920
Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour 
Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health
0920 - 0950
Keynote Address
Mr Bruce Liang, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Health 
Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd (IHiS)
0950 - 1035
Guest Speaker #1
Dr Ali Parsa, CEO and Founder, babylon
1035 - 1055
National Health IT Excellence Awards Ceremony 
Presentation of awards by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health
1055 - 1125
Tea Break***
1125 - 1155
Guest Speaker #2
Mr Tony Corkett, Strategic Partnerships Lead, DeepMind Health
1155 - 1305
Let’s C.H.A.T. panel discussion
1305 - 1415
1415 - 1445
Guest Speaker #3
Dr Brian Gerkey, CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation
1445 - 1505
Tea Break***
1505 - 1535
Guest Speaker #4
Dr NT Cheung, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Hong Kong Hospital Authority
1535 - 1605
Guest Speaker #5
Mr James Woo, Chief Information Officer, The Farrer Park Company
1605 - 1635
Guest Speaker #6
Mr Ron Hoffman, Managing Director, APAC, Bio-Nexus
1635 - 1655
Closing Address
A/Prof Low Cheng Ooi, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Ministry of Health
Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd (IHiS)

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Let’s C.H.A.T (Conversation on Health and Technology) panel discussion
In this panel discussion, senior leaders from the healthcare and public sector will dissect and debate the issues surrounding the transformation of healthcare in Singapore through innovation, most notably the challenges of scaling and what needs to be done to facilitate the faster adoption and proliferation of innovations in order to extend their benefits beyond the few to the many. 

National Health IT Excellence Awards Ceremony
Guest-of-Honour Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong will present the National Health IT Excellence Awards to recognise the contribution and achievements of public and private healthcare institutions and individuals that have achieved excellence through IT.

* The programme is subject to change.
** Registration opens from 0800 onwards. If you have not received your event badge, please present your registration QR code at one of the counters to obtain one.
*** There will be two tea breaks and one luncheon for the day. Free flow of coffee and tea will be available from 0830 onwards. The food served is Halal certified.

Speakers and Topics

Details coming soon. 


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