The inaugural National HealthTech Challenge was organised by the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) to bring together healthcare, research and technology professionals to address national healthcare challenges.
Twenty innovative technologies that may help to improve the health sector and enhance patient care were showcased at the National Health IT Summit.
The new Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic was given its official opening yesterday, offering greater accessibility to elderly and disabled patients as well as an expanded team-based healthcare system.
Punggol residents will soon find a visit to the polyclinic more convenient. They will no longer have to submit their prescription chits at the pharmacy themselves, as is the practice at most polyclinics.
Health Tech Day, which was organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority and IHiSbrought together more than 40 organisations, including healthcare institutions, companies and training partners, to showcase product innovations.
Amid concerns about manpower shortages in healthcare, $80 million will be injected into a fund to promote productivity in healthcare over the next three years.