AI for a Healthier Nation

Imagine a Singapore where many can tap on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to nudge healthy behaviours. Or to predict the risk of a heart attack or stroke, or to tell individuals exactly what to do, and when to do it to reduce the possibility of an adverse health event?

AI’s ability to learn, analyse and draw conclusions from data sets can help clinicians detect disease in its early stages. We believe it can go even further to predict the risk of an adverse health event by taking into account your clinical data, family medical history and lifestyle data.

AI can also support your primary care team in developing a care plan that’s unique to you, provide real-time monitoring and with knowledge of your habits, nudge you into complying with your clinician’s advice and adopt healthier lifestyles.

A major issue faced today is compliance with clinical advice. Patients will need to make lifestyle changes, something which is difficult for most. Preliminary research in this area suggests that the use of a piece of technology that travels with you, which could come in the form of a wearable device or a mobile application, can ease the transition into new lifestyle habits.

As Singapore’s HealthTech agency, IHiS is driving the healthcare segment of Singapore’s National AI Strategy (NAIS), harnessing technology and data in the near-term and in the future to help identify who needs what kind of help and when they need it.

AI can be a game changer and move healthcare upstream into the preventive space, making it more effective for all.

2030 Vision: Artificial Intelligence (AI) supports patients and their primary care teams to consistently achieve better control of diabetes, hypertension and high blood cholesterol, and reduce the risk of developing disease complications

Focusing on Chronic Conditions

1 in 4 Singaporeans above 65 years old have at least 1 chronic condition1
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of disability and death worldwide factors
Causes chronic conditions: genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors
84.8: That’s the expected lifespan of Singaporeans BUT the average Singaporeans spends about 10 of those years in poor health2
Disease complication risk factors: smoking, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet
Disease complications consequence: cardiovascular disease and renal failure.
1 Centre for Research on the Economics of Aging's Singapore Life Panel findings in 2016
2 The Burden of Disease in Singapore 1990-2017 report

How AI Can Help

AI puts you in control of your own health so you stay healthy for longer and don’t have to visit the doctor, or at least not as often.
AI can use predictive analytics to identify those at risk of developing a condition before they fall sick.
AI can better monitor and detect diseases at an early stage for more timely interventions and better health outcomes.

Our Health AI Projects

Singapore Eye Lesion Analyser, a deep-learning AI software system which can detect potential threatening eye conditions.

Community Acquired Pneumonia and COVID-19 AI Predictive Engine, predicts the severity of pneumonia (and COVID-19) in patients for timely triaging and treatment.

Multiple Readmissions Predictive Model
Automatically identifies patients who are likely to be readmitted multiple times in a year, leading to improved care support, potential reduction of length of patient hospital stays and productivity gains for staff

No-Show Predictive Model
Uses risk profiling to identify Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) patients with a high risk of defaulting on their appointments, for more focused intervention.

AI Medical Imaging Platform
Open and neutral vendor platform allowing medical imaging professionals to work with multiple modalities across multiple clinical purposes, with access to a marketplace of AI models and applications that will help improve outcomes and productivity.

AI in Health Grand Challenge
Supports multi-disciplinary research teams to conduct research and development on how to better address Singapore’s chronic condition epidemic. Run by AI Singapore, supported by IHiS.



Supporting Partners