"We can do and serve more with less manpower," said Chua Chee Yong, director of Emerging Services and Capabilities Group at Integrated Health Information Systems(IHiS), on how technology can be harnessed in a meaningful way to enhance accessibility.
The nurses can also access the National Electronic Health Record, and relay relevant medical information to paramedics, such as the patient's medical history and drug allergies.
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.